Simply usable without encapsulation
In addition to the standard version, there is a wide range of actuators that are also available as waterproof or dustproof models, depending on the IP class. While pneumatic actuators are only safe enough for food processing, for example, after extensive encapsulation, IAI's electrical IP-protected actuators can be used without any further construction measures. There is no risk of leakage here.
The uncomplicated installation without additional units and the small space requirement significantly reduce the costs and time required for commissioning.
Constant stroke speed and mechanical self-locking
The actuators are characterised by a constant stroke speed and mechanical self-locking. They are particularly suitable for machines in which a resting position must be maintained – including with the assistance of their adjustable pushing and holding force.
Their pneumatic rivals, on the other hand, have only two end positions as standard – intermediate positions can only be driven to with considerable expenditure.
Precise – reliable – maintenance-free
The high precision of the linear drives is also in demand in the food industry: they can be positioned with an accuracy of hundredths of a millimetre. For example, they position flaps and sliders precisely, lock rolling doors or move tilting devices, vertical windows and scissor lifts.
Apart from hygiene and insensitivity to heat, cold and dust, it is above all their reliability, freedom from maintenance and considerably longer service life compared to pneumatic drives that play a part here.
Ideal for food technology and many other industries
The water-protected RoboCylinders actuators have specific properties that make them particularly interesting for food technology and in general for workpiece processing and packaging systems. As far as hygiene is concerned, only a very small risk of contamination can arise here from the components used and they are easy to clean.
The axes, which are available as slider and rod types, are characterised by an innovative frame cover, base seal, mounting holder and slider/rod guide and are protected against water from cleaning systems. Protection class IP65 is achieved by a hermetic seal with air pressure compensation.
Protection classes IP54, IP65 and IP67
The protection classes are determined on the basis of IEC standards. The respective protection against the penetration of water is represented as follows:
|Class||Scope of protection|
|IP54||Protected against the penetration of splash water from all sides with damaging effects.|
|IP65||Protected against the penetration of water jets from any angle with damaging effects.|
|IP67||Protected against the penetration of water even in the case of immersion under defined conditions.|