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BS Miniature Ball Screw Motor Series Size Comparison

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BS Miniature Ball Screw Motor Series

The BS Miniature Ball Screw Motor Series sets a new standard for miniature linear actuators, utilizing advanced ball screw mechanisms tailored for high-precision applications. This series stands out in the realm of mini and miniature linear actuators, designed to integrate seamlessly with various NEMA motor sizes.

Features/Benefits
  • Ideal for space-constrained applications requiring mini linear actuators.
  • Adaptable with multiple NEMA sizes, suitable for a broad range of applications needing miniature linear actuators.
  • The ball screw linear actuator design ensures smooth and precise linear motion.
  • Capable of handling significant static axial loads, providing robust performance in a compact package.
  • Equipped with polymer wipers to prevent contamination, essential for maintaining the integrity of ball screw linear actuators in dirty environments.
  • Offers unmatched precision with a standard, no preload option, maintaining minimal backlash for critical applications.
  • Available in various configurations to meet specific operational demands, enhancing the functionality of these mini linear actuators.
  • Constructed to withstand rigorous use, ensuring longevity and consistent performance in demanding environments.
Applications
  • Precision Instrumentation
  • Industrial Automation
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Medical Devices

NEMA Motor Sizes
  • NEMA 8
  • NEMA 11
  • NEMA14
  • NEMA 17
  • NEMA 23

BE Integrated Ball Screw Linear Actuator Series Size Comparison
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  • BE Integrated Ball Screw Linear Actuator Series

  • The BE Integrated Ball Screw Linear Actuator Series by PBC Linear integrates hybrid stepper motors with ball screws to create a solution optimized for high torque, precision, and efficiency in linear motion applications. The series is distinguished by its high transmission efficiency and adaptability to a range of industrial uses.

Features/Benefits
  • Achieves over 90% efficiency, which reduces the operational torque needed and simplifies the conversion from rotary to linear motion.
  • Available in five NEMA frame sizes (08, 11, 14, 17, 23), each offering multiple motor lengths to accommodate various application demands.
  • Merges the technologies of hybrid stepper motors with integrated ball screws and nuts, providing a compact and efficient solution.
  • Specifically engineered to meet the needs of demanding applications requiring precise and powerful linear motion.
  • Well-suited for applications that require both speed and accuracy.
  • Offers a selection of nut options within the different motor frame sizes, allowing customization based on specific requirements.
Applications
  • Industrial Automation
  • Design and Engineering Applications:

NEMA Motor Sizes
  • NEMA 8
  • NEMA 11
  • NEMA14
  • NEMA 17
  • NEMA 23

LSM Lead Screw Motor Series Size Comparison
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LSM Lead Screw Motor Series

The LSM Lead Screw Motor Series Linear Actuators from PBC Linear are engineered to provide high-precision linear motion solutions. This series combines precision lead screws with anti-backlash nuts and high-quality NEMA motors, optimized for superior performance in various applications.

Features/Benefits
  • Utilizes anti-backlash nuts that offer superior backlash compensation more than double that of conventional systems. This technology ensures consistent preload, enhancing performance and longevity of the actuator.
  • These linear actuators are equipped with a polymer nut that requires no additional lubrication, reducing maintenance needs and ensuring smoother operation.
  • With a lead accuracy of 0.003” per foot, these actuators provide exceptional precision in motion control, significantly better than typical lead screw systems.
  • Available with both PTFE coated and uncoated screws to suit various application requirements, allowing flexibility in design.
  • Designed for exceptional performance in linear motion applications, ensuring reliable and efficient operation across a range of uses.
  • These actuators are available in multiple NEMA sizes (11, 14, 17, and 23), accommodating different space and performance requirements in diverse applications.
  • Integrated with Moons Industries stepper motors that provide 30% more torque and lower operating temperatures, translating to reduced energy consumption.
  • Supports precision control and advanced data collection capabilities through standard mounting provisions for encoder feedback.
Applications
  • Medical Devices
  •  Automation:
  • Semiconductor Manufacturing
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Robotics


NEMA Motor Sizes
  • NEMA 8
  • NEMA 11
  • NEMA14
  • NEMA 17
  • NEMA 23

LN Non Captive Type Linear Actuator Series Size Comparison
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LN Non Captive Type Linear Actuator Series

The LN Non-Captive Type Linear Actuator Series by PBC Linear features a unique integration of a standard leadscrew nut within the motor rotor, creating a versatile mechanism for linear motion. This series is designed to allow for significant customization in terms of the length of the leadscrew and the positioning of the motor, making it adaptable for a wide range of linear motion applications.

Features/Benefits
  • The non-captive design provides flexibility in how the actuator can be employed; the motor can be stationary with the screw moving, or the screw can be fixed with the motor moving along it.
  • Users can completely detach the leadscrew from the motor and select any length, offering exceptional adaptability for specific project requirements
  • Available in standard NEMA frame sizes (08, 11, 14, 17, 23), the actuators cater to a broad spectrum of requirements.
  •  Each motor size supports a comprehensive array of leadscrew leads, enhancing compatibility with varied operational demands.
  • Incorporates a leadscrew nut within the motor rotor for a compact and efficient setup, optimizing space and minimizing the need for additional components.
Applications
  • Automation Systems
  • Robotics
  • Packaging Machinery
  • Medical and Laboratory Instruments
  • Specialized Industrial Equipment


NEMA Motor Sizes
  • NEMA 8
  • NEMA 11
  • NEMA14
  • NEMA 17
  • NEMA 23

LC Compact Series Linear Guide System Size Comparison
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LC Capture Type Linear Actuator Series

The LC Captive Type Linear Actuator Series from PBC Linear features an integrated system where the leadscrew nut is incorporated within the motor rotor. This design results in a captive linear actuator that facilitates linear motion as the motor rotates, pushing the leadscrew through the center. The entire assembly is compact due to the integration of components, which avoids the necessity for separate supports for the screw or nut.

Features/Benefits
  • The leadscrew is secured within the actuator, ensuring controlled and precise linear motion. This setup prevents the leadscrew from rotating, allowing only linear motion, which is ideal for confined spaces.
  • Merges the leadscrew nut with the motor rotor into a single cohesive unit, enhancing durability and system reliability.
  • Engineered to minimize noise, making it suitable for environments where noise is a concern, such as medical or office settings.
  • Available in five standard NEMA sizes (08, 11, 14, 17, 23) with multiple motor lengths and sizes, providing suitable options for various application specifications.
  • Supports a broad range of lead screw choices, enabling customization to precise application needs.
Applications
  • Automated Machinery
  • Medical Devices
  • Robotics
  • Lab Automation
  • Consumer Electronics


NEMA Motor Sizes
  • NEMA 8
  • NEMA 11
  • NEMA14
  • NEMA 17
  • NEMA 23

MS Linear Slide Series Comparison
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MS Linear Slide Series

The MS Linear Slide Series exemplifies a high-quality linear guide system designed for compact environments. These linear slides integrate advanced linear guides and actuation technology into a small package, making them ideally suited for applications where space is limited but precision is critical.

Features/Benefits
  • The MS Series is engineered to provide a reduced footprint while incorporating robust linear guides, ensuring precise movement in tight spaces.
  • These slides operate quietly, featuring an integrated linear actuator that enhances performance without noise disruption.
  • Supports three NEMA motor sizes (11, 14, 17), enabling flexibility in motor selection based on the linear actuation needs of specific applications.
  • Utilizes precision 12 mm and 15 mm profile rail linear guides, providing superior guidance and increased stability in linear motion.
  • Powered by a leadscrew with a standard polymer nut, this configuration offers an optimal balance between performance durability and efficiency in linear actuation.
  • Each size of the linear slide is available with various lead options, allowing customization to meet specific linear motion profiles and requirements.
Applications
  • Industrial Automation
  • Medical and Laboratory Equipment
  • Electronics Assembly
  • Packaging Equipment
  • Office Automation Equipment


NEMA Motor Sizes
  • NEMA 11
  • NEMA14
  • NEMA 17

ML Miniature Linear Actuator Series Comparison
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ML Miniature Linear Actuator Series

The ML Miniature Linear Actuator Series by PBC Linear is specifically designed for applications that require compact, high-performance linear actuators. This series is notable for its small size and versatility, making it an excellent choice for environments where space is at a premium.

Features/Benefits
  • These actuators are among the smallest offered, perfect for applications needing mini linear actuators with a significant range of motion up to 650 mm (25.6 in).
  •  Despite their miniature size, these actuators can handle loads up to 178 N (40 lbf), with maximum moments up to 10 Nm (88 lb•in), when equipped with optional external rails.
  • Available in three models tailored to specific needs—MLB with an integrated motor, MLC for motor mount only, and MLD with a hand-driven knob or shaft.
  • Features such as high-speed capabilities up to 1.9 m/s (75 in/s), and repeatability within ±0.02 mm (±0.0008 in), make these actuators precise and reliable.
  • Offers configurations with various lead options, motor mounts, couplings, and additional external supports to adapt to diverse operational requirements.
  • Built with precision machined profiles and corrosion-resistant materials, these mini linear actuators are durable and designed for long-term use.
Applications
  • Medical Equipment
  • Pharmaceutical and Biotech
  • Industrial Automation
  • Consumer Electronics

CS Compact Series Linear Guide System Comparison
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CS Compact Series Linear Guide System

The CS Compact Series Linear Guide System by PBC Linear is expertly engineered to optimize linear motion within confined spaces. Featuring a streamlined profile, this system integrates advanced linear guide technologies with actuator functionalities, making it ideal for precision applications in space-sensitive environments.

Features/Benefits
  • Boasts a low-profile system height of 23 mm, specifically designed to fit into limited spaces without sacrificing performance.
  • Incorporates both Gliding Surface Technology for smooth, maintenance-free operation, and Profile Rail Technology for high-load and high-precision applications.
  •  Includes options for integrating NEMA 17 or NEMA 23 stepper motors, suitable for varying demands of linear actuation in terms of speed and power.
  • Offers a 6 mm diameter lead screw with choices of 1, 2, 5, and 10 mm leads, allowing for customization of motion dynamics according to specific application needs.
  • Features a standard fixed nut or an advanced Constant Force™ anti-backlash nut to cater to applications requiring precise motion control under varying load conditions.
Applications
  • Medical Devices
  • Laboratory Automation
  • Electronic Manufacturing
  • Automated Delivery Systems
  • Dispensing Robotics


NEMA Motor Sizes
  • NEMA 17
  • NEMA 23

G Uni-Guide Actuator
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G Uni-Guide Actuator

The G Uni Guide Actuators incorporate a dual-design system that enhances the well-established linear motion capabilities of the standard Uni-Guide series. This series is engineered to reduce component count, simplifying assembly and integration while ensuring smooth, maintenance-free operation throughout the system's lifespan.

Features/Benefits
  • Combines the functionality of a guide and actuator in one unit, streamlining the application process and reducing the need for multiple components.
  • Equipped with FrelonGOLD® liner, these actuators thrive in challenging environments by reducing the need for maintenance and enhancing durability.
  • Available in three slide widths (75, 100, 125 mm), accommodating a variety of application scales and requirements.
  • Provides flexibility in customization with pre-cut rails and carriages, facilitating quick and precise installation.
  • Designed as an easy drop-in unit that requires no alignment, which significantly reduces setup time and simplifies the overall installation process.
  • Supports various NEMA motor sizes (17, 23, and 34), allowing for versatile motor integration based on specific power needs.
  • Includes options for a hand brake and hand crank, offering manual control capabilities for specialized applications.
Applications
  • Industrial Automation
  • Packaging Machinery
  • Medical Equipment
  • Research and Development Labs


NEMA Motor Sizes
  • NEMA 17
  • NEMA 23
  • NEMA 34

MR LS Min Rail Actuator
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MR LS Min Rail Actuator

The MR LS Mini Rail Actuator combines the core features of the Mini-Rail system with a lead screw drive to provide a robust and interchangeable solution for linear motion needs. This linear actuator stands out as a cost-effective alternative to traditional linear guides and is designed to eliminate the risk of catastrophic failure by avoiding rolling elements.

Features/Benefits
  • Features a right-hand rolled thread with a 304 stainless steel screw coated in PTFE, enhancing durability and reducing friction.
  • Includes a Polyacetal, anti-backlash nut that provides reliable self-lubrication, minimizing maintenance and improving performance consistency.
  • Available in lengths up to 640 mm, accommodating a wide range of application requirements.
  • Offers eight different lead options, allowing for tailored motion characteristics to match specific operational needs.
  • Comes equipped with a NEMA 17 motor mount kit, facilitating easy integration with standard motors.
  • Includes a hand brake and a knob for manual control, offering flexibility in operation for scenarios where automated control is not necessary.
Applications
  • Industrial Automation
  • Medical Devices
  • Laboratory Instruments
  • Packaging Machinery


NEMA Motor Sizes
  • NEMA 17

MR MS Min Rail Actuator
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MR MS Min Rail Actuator

The MR MS Mini Rail Actuator incorporates a lead screw drive mechanism complemented by a high-torque stepper motor, enhancing the established benefits of the Mini-Rail system. This actuator is designed as a cost-effective and reliable solution for various linear motion applications, integrating high-performance features in a robust package.

Features/Benefits
  • Equipped with a 42 mm single stack stepper motor (NEMA 17), providing high torque output for demanding applications.
  • Features a 304 stainless steel screw with a PTFE coating to reduce friction and wear, enhancing the durability and reliability of the system.
  • With fewer parts and an integral screw design for the MR20 model (coupling used for MR15), this actuator requires less maintenance and is easier to manage over its lifespan.
  • Incorporates ball bearing supports in the end blocks for added stability and performance efficiency.
  • Uses a preloaded Polyacetal, anti-backlash nut to ensure smooth, precise motion and enhanced load capacity.
  • Available in lengths up to 640 mm and offers eight different lead options, providing flexibility to meet various application requirements.
Applications
  • Industrial Automation
  • Packaging Equipment
  • Laboratory Automation
  • Specialized Machinery


NEMA Motor Sizes
  • NEMA 17

UG Series Linear Motion Platform
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UG Series Linear Motion Platform

The UG Series Linear Motion Platform is engineered for versatility, flexibility, and cost-efficiency, providing a comprehensive solution to a wide range of linear motion needs. This platform incorporates advanced technologies and materials to offer precise and reliable movement in larger systems.

Features/Benefits
  • Engineers can meet multiple application requirements with a single platform thanks to the flexible and interchangeable design features.
  • The platform's consistent geometry ensures a range of interchangeable options, enhancing adaptability across different applications.
  • Utilizes SIMO qualified rails that offer machined precision at extrusion prices, making it an affordable choice without sacrificing quality.
  • Available in low profile for tight spaces or a taller version for enhanced structural integrity. Each aluminum base rail is machined using the SIMO process, ensuring six times less bow, two times less twist, and two times better flatness.
  • Features two bearing tribologies; self-lubricating FrelonGOLD® plain bearings ideal for contaminated environments, and V-wheel roller bearings suited for high-speed applications. Additionally, it offers two types of drive mechanisms: a lead screw with a machined or anti-backlash nut and belt drives.
  • Supports maximum horizontal loads up to 6000 N and stroke lengths up to 1900 mm, accommodating substantial operational demands.
Applications
  • Manufacturing and Fabrication
  • Packaging and Assembly
  • Medical Devices
  • Laboratory Automation
  • Robotics and Automated Systems

PLA Linear Actuator Series
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PLA Linear Actuator Series

The PLA Linear Actuator Series is designed for superior performance in larger systems, offering a range of high-precision, screw-driven actuators. This series combines robust construction with advanced guidance technology, making it ideal for applications requiring precise, smooth linear motion.

Features/Benefits
  • Features an anodized aluminum body with a 55mm x 55mm profile, ensuring a sturdy yet compact form factor.
  • Utilizes pre-loaded ball bearing cam rollers guided by patent-pending Integral-V™ hardened steel raceways, which provide precise and smooth movement.
  • Each aluminum actuator body is machined using SIMO® (Simultaneous Integral Milling Operation) technology, ensuring that side and bottom surfaces are flat and perpendicular for accurate installation.
  • Equipped with a stainless steel seal strip that magnetically seals against the actuator body, offering protection against contamination.
  • Available with dual and extended carriages to increase load and moment capacities, catering to more demanding applications.
  • Options include ball screws for high efficiency, coated lead screws for durability, or acme screws for heavy-duty applications.
  • Offers maximum stroke lengths up to 2710mm (107 inches) and speeds up to 2 m/s (79 in/s), accommodating a wide range of operational demands.
  • Supports maximum single carriage loads of 2000 N (450 lbs) and maximum moments of 120 Nm (1062 in•lb).
  • Features two T-slots on each side of the actuator to accept standard and roll-in T-nuts for easy mounting.
  • Includes mounting clamps, motor mounts, couplings, gantry plates, and limit switches to enhance functionality and integration.
Applications
  • Industrial Automation
  • Packaging Machinery
  • Medical Devices
  • Research and Testing Facilities

MTB Linear Actuator Series
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MTB Linear Actuator Series

The MTB Series features belt-driven linear actuators that are crafted to provide optimal performance in demanding environments. With multiple profile sizes and design configurations, this series is engineered to cater to applications demanding high load capacities, extensive stroke lengths, and superior speed.

Features/Benefits
  • Capable of high acceleration and speed, paired with exceptional rigidity to handle demanding operational requirements.
  • Offers extensive stroke options up to 6,250 mm, facilitating a broad range of motion for various industrial tasks.
  • Designed with a focus on reducing friction, noise, and vibration, enhancing the overall efficiency and user experience.
  • Constructed from anodized aluminum housing and carriage, providing a strong yet corrosion-resistant structure.
  • Utilizes a profile rail with runner blocks for smooth, precise guidance and reduced wear.
  • Features a stainless steel strip that seals along magnetic strips to prevent contamination from entering the actuator.
  • Equipped with T-slots for straightforward mounting and sensor integration.
  • Allows for fine-tuning of the belt tension to maintain performance and prolong the lifespan of the actuator.
  • Supports various drive options to suit different power and precision needs.
Applications
  • Industrial Automation
  • Material Handling
  • Aerospace and Automotive Assembly
  • Robotics

MUK Linear Actuator Series
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MUK Linear Actuator Series

The MUK Series linear actuators are engineered for applications requiring precise motion control and high load handling. These actuators leverage a ball screw driven system, enhanced by two precisely-aligned recirculating ball profile rail guideways, making them ideal for robust performance in demanding environments.

Features/Benefits
  • Features a Class 7 ball screw for precise motion and increased rigidity.
  • The actuator's structure includes two 20 mm profile rail guideways with recirculating ball blocks that ensure smooth and accurate movement.
  • Available in single or dual carriage configurations to suit different application needs. The dual carriage version, equipped with four bearing blocks, can handle loads up to 11200 N (2500 lbs).
  • Capable of handling significant loads, making it suitable for various industrial applications.
  • Comes with standard T-slots for straightforward installation and sensor mounting, simplifying the setup process.
  • Offers a maximum stroke length of up to 1500 mm, accommodating a wide range of operational demands.
Applications
  • Industrial Automation
  • Robotics
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Automotive Manufacturing

Simplicity Linear Slide Assemblies
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Simplicity Linear Slide Assemblies

The Simplicity Linear Slide Assemblies feature both high-profile and low-profile guides, equipped with self-lubricating Frelon® bearings. These assemblies are designed to handle heavy loads in harsh, contaminated environments, making them exceptionally suited for applications across diverse temperature ranges from −240°C to 240°C (−400°F to 400°F).

Features/Benefits
  • Capable of operating effectively across extreme temperatures, suitable for challenging environmental conditions.
  • Frelon® bearings provide continuous lubrication, reducing maintenance needs and enhancing longevity.
  • Supports normal carriage loads up to 83,000 N (18,750 lbf), making it suitable for heavy-duty applications.
  • Engineered to tolerate and reduce vibration, ensuring smooth operations even under demanding circumstances.
  • Offers a variety of bearing and shaft materials, including FrelonGOLD®, alloy steel, anodized aluminum, and stainless steel, to meet specific application requirements.
  • Available in rail shaft diameters from 12.7 mm (0.5 in) to 50.8 mm (2.0 in) and rail lengths up to 2440 mm (96 in), accommodating a broad range of design and operational needs.
  • Achieves carriage speeds of up to 0.457 m/s (18 in/s), suitable for applications requiring rapid movement.
  • Includes captive and non-captive linear actuators, models with hand cranks and hand wheels, and units equipped with ball screws for precise movement.
Applications
  • Industrial Machinery
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Automotive Manufacturing
  • Scientific Research