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Publication Date: 10/1/2012
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SKF CASM Servo Actuators Replace Pneumatics
Lansdale, PA — New SKF CASM Series servo actuators introduce excellent electromechanical solutions for applications historically performed by conventional pneumatic cylinders. By comparison, their technology inherently reduces energy consumption, potential contamination, noise, and maintenance needed, while eliminating the need for constantly running compressors, hoses, and other components associated with pneumatic cylinders. Applications include factory automation, packaging machinery, food and beverage equipment, semiconductor processing operations, and others where reliable and precise repetitive motion is required.
All three modular models (CASM-32, CASM-40, and CASM-63) have been designed to fit standard industry footprints of pneumatic cylinders and can easily facilitate system conversion. Motor adapter kits enable users to connect the motor package of their choice and easily program motor profiles.
Among other key features, the sealing system (wiping ring and flat seals) provides IP54S protection and a sintered filter compensates for pressure differences within the linear unit during movement. Lead screw or ball screw versions can be specified and a variety of mounting configurations are available.
CASM servo actuators offer up to 100 percent duty cycle and allow for continuous non-stop operation. Depending on model, load capacities range from 300 N to 5400 N, stroke lengths range from 50mm to 800mm, and speeds from 60mm/s to 1060 mm/s can be achieved.
Contact: SKF USA Inc., 890 Forty Foot Road, P.O. Box 352, Lansdale, PA 19446
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