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LA27

Powerful actuator designed for care beds. Ideal for leg support and backrest. Robust construction design (6,000 N push/4,000 N pull).

LA27

The actuator LA27 is a powerful actuator designed for a variety of medical applications.

It is developed for both push and pull applications and has a very robust construction because of the ultrasonic-welded plastic housing.

The LA27 is equipped with a plug to connect an exchangeable cable with a Mini-Fit connector. This gives the possibility to order standard actuators and combine them with different cable lengths.

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LA27 data sheet

View the data sheet as an online magazine or download the PDF.

Linear actuators user manual

This user manual will tell you how to install, use and maintain your LINAK electronics.

Focus on floor beds

Beds can be constructed with an ability to be lowered almost to floor height. For the end-user this lowering function means prevention of accidents to hospital patients and elderly people.

Focus on stretchers

Full functionality, battery power and comfort for mobile applications. LINAK provides a system solution for stretchers, bed trolleys and other mobile applications.

Focus on healthcare beds

When looking for ways to make people in need of care more independent, the bed is an obvious place to start. LINAK offers the perfect fit into various constructions for healthcare beds.

Safety folder

Different applications need different safety features. Regardless of what healthcare application you are designing, LINAK offers a wide variety of standard and optional safety features.

Can I drive four individual functions on a CA10?

Yes, you can drive four individual analogue functions on a CA10, as long as you stay within 100 W and duty cycle 2/18 min.

Can I have backlight on the handsets?

It is currently not possible

Please contact your local sales engineer at LINAK.

Can I have two handsets attached to the system?

Yes, you will need to buy a port repeater such as a MJB2/MJB5

Can I use other LINAK electric actuators for the Spyder™ solution?

The CA10 is compatible with LA24 and LA27 actuators. Keep in mind that the CA10 can only be mounted on the LA24 back-rest actuator.

I want to dismount the CA10 from LA24.

We only recommend dismounting the CA10 from the LA24 actuator when it is absolutely necessary. Please see the how to mount video on instructions on how to do this the right way without damaging the CA10 snap-on mechanism.

Is the Spyder™ also compatible with 110V countries?

It is currently not possible

Please contact your local sales engineer at LINAK.

What cables are available for LINAK Spyder™?

The CA10 comes with preinstalled cables in fixed lengths that has been chosen to fit most homecare bed applications. Please contact your local sales engineer at LINAK if further questions on cable length requirements.

What countries/regions is the LINAK Spyder™ available for?

Currently, there are four versions of the SMPS10 (220-240VAC): EU, UK, Australia and China.

What does LINAK Spyder™ consist of?

This complete solution includes an SMPS10 external 100W Switch Mode Power Supply, a CA10 fully analogue control box with electronics, fixed cables, hand control port and mountable on the LA24 actuator; an HB400/HB70 analogue hand control and a choice of LA24 and LA27 actuators for 3 or 4 motor bed applications.

What if I break a cable, can it be replaced?

It is not possible to replace a broken cable as they are fixed to the control box.

Please contact your local sales engineer at LINAK.

What if I only need 1 or 2 motors?

It is currently not possible

Please contact your local sales engineer at LINAK.

What if I want a 5th motor?

It is currently not possible

Please contact your local sales engineer at LINAK.

What if I want to have a battery back up?

It is currently not possible.

What is the IP degree of the LINAK Spyder™?

The LINAK Spyder is rated IPX4 when the handset is connected to the CA10 control box. IPX4 means that the products are protected from splashing and suited for manual cleaning, ideally with a damp cloth.

Ensure that the power cable connector is kept dry during cleaning.

The CA10 platform, powered via an external power supply (SMPS10), is certified in accordance with the general standard for medical electrical equipment, IEC 60601-1.

The same applies to the SMPS10 power unit. The CA10 is designed for IPX4 according to the requirements of the standard for medical beds, IEC 60601-2-52, and the SMPS10 is designed for IP21 according to the requirements of the standard IEC 60601-1-11 for medical electrical systems used in the home healthcare environment.

The IEC 60601-1 states that the requirements of an ME system distinguish between ‘within’ and ‘outside’ the PATIENT ENVIRONMENT. When in active use, the SMPS10 is outside the PATIENT ENVIRONMENT and if/when cleaned, there is no longer a connection between the bed and the SMPS10.

What is the price of the LINAK Spyder™?

Please contact your local LINAK representative.

Which markets are the LINAK Spyder™ intended for?

LINAK Spyder is intended for basic bed applications such as the home care market.

Assembling a single actuator system for comfort beds (without Integrated Controller)

How to assemble a single actuator system for comfort beds without Integrated Controller

A system consists of:

  • Single actuator(s)
  • 1 x Switch Mode Power Supply
  • 1 x CBH Advanced
  • 1 x Bluetooth® hand control
  • 1 x Bluetooth® Adapter
 
  1. Connect single actuators in channels 1-2 to control adjustment of, for example, backrest and leg support. (With the 3-channel CBH Advanced; the 3rd channel can also be used for an actuator)
  2. Plug the DC cable into the CBH Advanced
  3. Plug the Bluetooth® Adapter into the CBH Advanced
  4. Connect to the mains
  5. Pair the hand control (press the two top buttons simultaneously)
  6. The system is now ready for setup

Assembling a single actuator system with massage motors (without Integrated Controller)

How to assemble a single actuator system

The system consists of:
Single actuator(s)
Massage motor(s)
1 x Switch Mode Power Supply
1 x CBH Advanced
1 x Bluetooth® hand control
1 x Bluetooth® Adapter

  1. Connect single actuators in channels 1-2 for back and leg adjustment
  2. Connect massage motors in channels 3A and 3B
  3. Plug the 2-pole DC cable into the CBH Advanced
  4. Connect the other end of the cable to the SMPS and connect the mains cable
  5. Connect to the mains
  6. Plug the Bluetooth® Adapter into the CBH Advanced
  7. Pair the hand control
  8. The system is now paired and ready for use

Create a system with the TD4 Advanced and the CBH Advanced combined

How to connect a system with the TD4 Advanced and the CBH Advanced

The system consists of:
1 x TD4 Advanced
1 x Switch Mode Power Supply
1 x CBH Advanced
1 x 2-poled DC cable
1 x Serial cable
1 x Bluetooth® hand control
Single actuator(s)
2 x screws

  1. Place the CBH Advanced onto the TD4 Advanced & use two screws to fasten it
  2. Plug the serial cable into the TD4 Advanced and channel A1 on the CBH Advanced
  3. Plug a 2-pole DC cable into the TD4 Advanced and channel DC on the CBH Advanced
  4. Connect the SMPS to the TD4 Advanced
  5. Connect single actuators in channels 1 and 2 for adjustment of, for example, neck rest and foot rest.
  6. If needed, connect massage motors in channels 3A and 3B
  7. Connect to the mains
  8. Pair the hand control (press the two top buttons simultaneously)
  9. The system is now ready for setup

How do linear actuators work?

A common type of linear actuator is an electric linear actuator. It is made up of three main components: spindle, motor and gears. The motor can be AC or DC depending on the power needs and other influencing factors.

Once a signal is sent by the operator, which can be through a control as simple as a button, the motor converts the electric energy into mechanical energy, rotating the gears connected to the spindle. This rotates the spindle and causes the spindle nut and piston rod to travel outwards or inwards depending on the signal to the actuator.

As a rule of thumb, a high thread count and smaller spindle pitch will cause slow movement but a much higher load capacity. On the other hand, a low thread count, and higher spindle pitch, will favour fast movement of lower loads.

 
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Initialising a single actuator system for comfort beds

How to initialise a single actuator system for comfort beds

  1. Connect to the mains
  2.  Actuators on the bed must be in inner position
  3. Press the "down" button of the actuator on the hand control for approx. five seconds
  4. The actuator now initiates and can drive outwards
  5. Repeat this for each actuator by pressing the matching "down" button on the hand control
  6. The actuator system is now initialised

What are the different types of electric linear actuators?

There are many types and sizes of electric linear actuators. From small and compact that fit into tight spaces, such as in wheelchairs, to large and powerful to move heavy items like a wheel loader engine hood. In addition to size and power, there are also many different designs of electric linear actuators.

The original design has a motor housing that is outside of the gear and spindle profile. But when space is limited, an inline actuator is used so that the motor only extends the shape of the profile. For desks and some medical applications, lifting columns are used for an inline motor housing with two and three-stage options.

Since the founder and CEO of LINAK, Bent Jensen, made his first electric linear actuator in 1979, the company has continued to develop new actuators and refine the innovative technology behind them to improve movement solutions for several industries.

LINAK designs and manufactures many types of linear actuators and lifting columns with various speeds, stroke lengths, and capacities. From the compact, inline LA20 to the robust LA36, LINAK actuators are built to fit almost any application.

With an almost endless list of customisation options to help design an actuator specifically to fit unique applications, the range of LINAK actuators is even greater than the vast product range listed.

Electric linear actuators LA20 inline, LA14 with low built-in dimensions, LA40 with quick release, heavy-duty LA36, and lifting columns LC3 and DL19 IC.

What is an electric linear actuator?

A linear actuator is a device or machine that converts rotational motion into linear motion and linear movement (in a straight line). This can be done through electric AC and DC motors, as we do at LINAK, or the movement could be powered by hydraulics and pneumatics.

However, electric linear actuators are a preferred option when precise and clean movement is needed. They are used for all types of applications where tilting, lifting, pulling or pushing with force is needed.

LINAK business areas for electric linear actuators

What is an electric linear actuator used for?

Electric linear actuators are used in everything from private homes, the offices where we work, all areas of a hospitals, in production in factories, to farming equipment, and many other places. LINAK electric actuators create adjustment in both desks, kitchens, beds, and couches, as well as hospital beds, patient lifts, surgery tables among others in for example hospitals and medical centres.

Electric linear actuators can also replace hydraulic and pneumatic solutions in industrial and rugged environments – for example those found in agriculture, construction, and in industrial automation equipment.

LINAK business areas for electric linear actuators

Why use an electric linear actuator?

Electric linear actuators increase efficiency and give users precision movement through a variety of control options and accessories. Control options for electric linear actuators include handsets, footswitches, desk controls, computer software, mobile apps and much more.

With no need for hoses, oils, or valves, electric linear actuators require no maintenance and create a safe environment for users. High-quality electric actuators are also put through a variety of tests that push the actuators to extremes. This is done to ensure optimal performance at any given time in any situation. They are also designed, along with their accessories, to be easily mounted and installed in a variety of applications,

making it easy for anyone to add precision movement where they need it. Being electric enables the addition of smart features like CAN bus (LINAK offers CAN SAE J1939 and CANopen for actuator controls). Integrated Controller (IC) solutions can provide various position feedback options, virtual limits, soft start and stop, current limitation, and adjustable speed.

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