Machine Design

Compact Linear Actuators

CALA 36 linear actuators have motor and drive spindle connected in-line through a planetary-gear assembly.

This layout provides a compact design suited for limited-space environments. The actuators come in 12 and 24-Vdc versions, handle loads to

600 N, and operate at speeds ranging from 31 to 17 mm/sec, depending on load. Stroke lengths range from 50 to 200 mm. A wide selection of front attachments eases installation. Accessories include limit switches, a variety of cable options, and controls and hand switches. The units are designed for push/pull functions in many industrial applications.

SKF Actuation Systems, 1530 Valley Center Pkwy., Bethlehem, PA 18017, (800) 541-3624,

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