Within power transmission, the replacement of hydraulics and pneumatics by electrical and electromechanical drives is currently an important trend. Low energy consumption, high efficiency and long life are important advantages. Aandrijf Technisch Buro receives more and more requests to replace hydraulic drives, preferably one to one. But often this is not that easy or at least a challenge.
Hydraulic transmissions are often very powerful and if the same force has to be applied with an electromechanical transmission, this usually requires a large screw with a relative big electric motor. For one of our customers, we opted for a linear actuator combined with an electric motor. To reduce the speed of the motor compared to the screw speed, we mounted a small planetary gearbox between the motor and actuator. In this way, the transmission achieves the right speed and force and it is easy to apply by our customer.
If you would like to know more about this actuator or if you are looking for a linear transmission, please contact us.