TiMOTION Electric Actuators

2019.09.19

10 Reasons to Use TiMOTION Electric Actuators

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Society is constantly evolving. Technology improvements and innovations affect all sectors of activity that require an increase in performance. These updated requirements give rise to new needs such as speed, precision, safety, versatility, comfort, and more. As a result, more manufacturers are moving towards electric mobility and automation to meet this demand.

 

An electric actuator consists of a motor that converts rotation into linear motion. It can be easily integrated into any application that is required to push, pull, climb, lower, or tilt a load ergonomically. In the healthcare industry, actuation systems are used for doctor and patient accessibility. Patient chairs, beds, and medical equipment are equipped to provide both vertical and horizontal movement while keeping operating noise levels as low as possible. In the workplace, adjustable ergonomic furniture is made possible with height-adjustable columns. In the industrial industry, linear actuators can be used for heavy machinery and more.  For household use, electric linear actuators power motion equipment like recliners and adjustable beds.

 

TiMOTION's Customization Service

TiMOTION specializes in innovative and customized solutions for manufacturers of industrial, home furniture, workplace furniture, and medical equipment. Because of our Vertically Integrated Business Model, TiMOTION is uniquely positioned in this industry. We are able to meet individual manufacturer specifications by way of a customized approach, satisfying the needs of virtually any industry with the highest possible quality standards.

 

 

We have a thorough and sophisticated Research & Development Team that provides highly customized services from industrial design, mechanical and electronic design to software and hardware design. Therefore, we are able to offer a wide range of specification options to build tailor-made solutions for each customer.

 

 

Why should you use TiMOTION electric actuators for the automation of your equipment? Discover our TOP 10 reasons!

  1. Personalization

The electric actuator’s speed, stroke, and fixing can be customized according to specifications.

These options offer easy control and installation. As well as a wide choice of customizable parameters and feedback. This allows you to design a motion solution that meets the specific requirements of your application.

Each electric actuator is designed according to the specific needs of the user and composed accordingly. It’s the perfect solution when you need a simple, safe, and clean movement with precise and fluid motion control. TiMOTION electric actuators are ideal for all kinds of applications requiring push up to 12,000 N.

 

  1. Safety and security

The electric actuator can be equipped with different options that provide an additional level of safety and prevent damage to the equipment. Some safety feature options to consider are:

  • The Thermistor (PTC), called positive temperature coefficient, cuts the motor at a certain temperature to avoid overloads that could damage the actuator.
  • The Safety nut, integrated into the actuator, allows the load to be handled in case of damage or failure of the main nut.
  • The Push-Only function prevents a foreign body to be blocked and or crushed in the mechanism of the device when it is lowered.
  • The Quick Release manually disengages the actuator for quick flattening in case of an emergency.
  • The Overload clutch disengages the motor when the actuator reaches a pre-set load limit to preserve the material. The overload clutch connects and disconnects the motor from the lead screw.
     

  1. Programming

Thanks to the software in the control boxes, the various parameters of an actuator (speed, stroke, synchronization, etc.) can be adjusted according to the user's needs. It is also this programming that allows the synchronization of several actuators in more complex systems and allows the equipment to benefit from great autonomy and versatility.

 

  1. Synchronization

The electric actuator can be equipped with different sensors. This allows feedback to the control box and synchronization of several actuators in a fluid way without jerky movements. Electric actuators with position sensors are required when an application needs high-level functions (synchronization and positioning memory).

  • Hall sensors are magnets mounted on the motor shaft or the spindle. They are activated by a magnetic field that determines the motor’s rotation direction and counts the number of rotations.
  • The Potentiometer is a mechanical sensor that keeps the position of the actuator even when the power is switched off. This makes resetting unnecessary.
  • The Reed sensor is a magnetic position sensor located on the spindle and not on the motor shaft.  This is an alternative to the Hall Sensor.
     
  1. Variable speed

Thanks to the software configuration and the pitch, the actuator speed can be adjusted.

 

  1. Long life

Electric actuators are manufactured in such a way to ensure their reliability. There are options that provide additional protection. These options are represented by the letters IP (Protection Index), followed by a digit for solid components (dirt, dust, etc.), and a second digit for liquid components.

The lubrication of the actuators also extends their service life. It avoids friction, regulates the temperature, and avoids overheating, which would damage the equipment. It also reduces unwanted noise and vibration.

 

 

  1. Compact design

Thanks to their compact design, electric actuators can be easily integrated into any type of equipment, including small furniture. Therefore, it is easy to develop systems with several actuators to adjust various elements of the same equipment.

 

  1. No maintenance

Electric actuators are a good alternative to hydraulic or pneumatic systems as they don’t risk oil leaks and don’t require pipes or compressors for operation. There is no maintenance, which represents an additional advantage when the mechanisms are out of reach (velux, pergolas...)

 

  1. Energy saving

Electric actuators consume little electricity, even during standby or when not in use, in comparison to hydraulic and pneumatic actuators. In addition, they allow a high level of process control and planning, particularly in the food industry or on farms. This allows for precise and intelligent use, avoids waste, and improves profitability.

 

  1. Ergonomics and comfort

Electric actuators make it possible to manufacture more ergonomic and adjustable equipment. It adjusts to user’s needs with various height and tilt options, improving their comfort and working conditions. They allow the automation of any system, including those out of reach (skylights, pergolas, air vents, fertilizer spreaders, etc.) 

Electric actuators can be used in any type of market: industrial, medical, comfort, ergonomics, etc. Easy to install and use, they allow you to automate and modernize your equipment, enhancing performance and productivity.

 

For over 15 years, TiMOTION has put its expertise at the service of its customers in order to offer innovative, reliable, and quality solutions. Contact our local sales department for more information!

 

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