Plug & Work: Simply EleCylinder
EleCylinder is the name for a comprehensive range of energy-saving electric actuators with built-in controller, motor and absolute encoder.
EleCylinder can be put into operation quickly because their programming is very simple. Control is the same as for solenoid valves, only with ON / OFF signals. Two positions (start and target position) can be freely selected for all models.
Many models are also available with a program panel, which eliminates the need to connect to a PC or handheld programmer.
Due to their high travel speeds, EleCylinders are ideally suited for short cycle times. Unlike pneumatically driven cylinders, however, they can also perform slow uniform speeds over the entire travel distance. Even gentle starting or braking are no longer a problem.
When replacing pneumatic cylinders with electric ones, energy savings of 60 to 90 percent can be achieved. This is because the generation and distribution of the necessary compressed air is associated with very high losses that can only be optimised to a limited extent.
The difference in energy consumption between electric and pneumatic actuators depends on the operating frequency. The higher the operating frequency, the greater the energy savings.
Based on tests conducted by IAI, the energy consumption of an EleCylinder at 300 mm stroke, 12 kg payload and 375 mm/s speed at a load of 30% is only 1/9 of the consumption of a pneumatic cylinder.
With EleCylinders, the BGV parameters can be entered individually as a percentage value.
In addition to the two freely selectable positions, the speeds, acceleration and deceleration cycles are thus specified for each application.
The modular structure of EleCylinders makes it easy to replace parts.
Since the ball screw and linear guide rarely fail, it is usually only the motor cover including the control board, the coupling, the stainless steel plate or the motor itself that needs to be replaced when necessary.
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The handheld programming device "Touch Panel TB-03" can communicate wirelessly with EleCylinder actuators.
It can also be used to easily program or reprogram actuators that are already firmly installed behind covers and invisible from the outside.
Stand-alone: EleCylinder with programming panel
Many EleCylinder slider and rod type actuators are also available with a programming panel for standalone usage. It eliminates the need to connect to a PC or handheld program device.
All operating settings and test runs can be made via a panel on the EleCylinder housing.