Santa Clara, California – Animatics Corporation, through OEM Dynamics Linear Division, has expanded its product line into the Linear Actuator market with the release of the Harmonic Linear Drive Series.
The Harmonic Linear Drive™ (HLD) is an innovative linear belt drive solution providing high accuracy and low cost without the need for a gearhead or brake. Instead of using a fixed belt to move the load, the HLD uses a recirculating belt, folded back upon itself and routed over subtly different diameter pulleys yielding gear reduction by way of the Harmonic Drive Principle, without the cost or backlash of a separate gearhead (see animation at www.oemdynamics.com).
The HLD is available in standard stroke lengths from 100mm to 3200mm and equivalent pitch ratios from 2.5mm/rev to 12.5mm/rev. Custom strokes are available. These fully integrated units are shipped with the patented Animatics SmartMotor technology to provide an all-in-one Closed-Loop Brushless Servo Motor, Drive Amplifier, Optical Encoder, I/O, Field bus option, belt actuator and bearing support.
The HLD60 produces standard thrust up to 450 Newtons, with an average moment loading of up to 150Nm. Each unit provides a near Zero Backlash solution with bidirectional repeatability approaching 60µm and unidirectional repeatability of less than 20µm.