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Demanding applications need solutions that can go the distance

In the world of autonomous agriculture, industrial automation and AGV/AMR, applications all have one thing in common: for their actuators, failure is not an option – reliability and longevity have always been the key words to effective and economic performance. Designed with these parameters in mind, our Long Life actuator delivers on both counts. And more.

When the going gets tough – the tough keep going

For applications that are reliable and long-lasting, you need solutions that can go the distance. Designed for peak endurance, the LA36 Long Life has the staying power to outperform the competition. With its tried and tested extended lifetime, it keeps performing when others fall short.

 

Flexible and smart

It is not just endurance that the LA36 delivers – it is flexible and smart too. With a choice of 24 V or 48 V, an integrated controller and CANopen and J1939 interfaces, we put more installation options on the table. And for today’s increasingly data-hungry applications, the actuator provides information for planning maintenance, diagnostics and troubleshooting that dramatically cuts service costs.

 

More cycles, less cost

It is hard to find an electric linear movement solution that both meets extended lifetime requirements while remaining affordable: normal choices include servo drives and standard actuators, both of which add to the bottom line; either from high initial outlay or costly end-of-life replacement. With the LA36 Long Life we make it possible to both drive costs down while adding to an application’s lifetime.

“The Long Life actuator has been tested to perform a minimum of 200,000 cycles at maximum load and maximum duty cycle. The worst possible conditions. This roughly extends its working life to around 20x that of conventional actuators on the market. This considerable increase is primarily due to the incorporation of a brushless motor, which takes us to new heights in long-term reliability and performance,” says Soren Buck, Business Development Manager at LINAK.

In the majority of application cases, this is more than enough to deliver long-life confidence with less service and downtime.

The LINAK® LA36 Long Life electric linear actuator
 
 

Plug and play saves valuable time

For the increasing number of 48 V applications, conventional actuator solutions are not easy to integrate and install. With regular 24 V actuators, a converter module was required to transform the voltage from 48 V to 24 V. The LA36 Long Life needs no converter as it comes 48 V-ready, requiring less installation time. And the same goes for interfaces; with built-in CANopen and J1939 interfaces, it is easy to match actuator with application – without the need for a converter.

“Cutting down the costly time it takes our customers to integrate a solution has also played a part in the design of our Long Life actuator. This plug-and-play solution with fewer components also means less costly service and downtime for application users,” says Soren Buck.

 

Integrated control for data and troubleshooting

With a standard actuator solution, it is not possible to get advanced data such as cycle count, error messages, amp usage and speed, making it hard to troubleshoot. With its Integrated Controller and CAN bus, the LA36 Long Life offers access to all relevant data – making troubleshooting easy.

 

Precision control – without external sensors

Getting precision control in your application using a conventional actuator involves the time and cost of installing and integrating external position sensors to your system. Because the LA36 has an integrated controller and CAN bus, it is possible to design a system with precision control to reach a requested position – with no external sensors needed.

 

Staying power that delivers

Our Long Life actuator delivers long-lasting, trouble-free performance that increases uptime even in harsh operating conditions. Fewer components make it simple to install, while reducing service. A choice of interfaces and motor supply voltages offer application flexibility, and an integrated controller provides data for swift troubleshooting.

If you need information about the LA36 Long Life actuator, please explore the product page, or contact us directly.

 

 

Curious about brushless motors?

Want to know more about the brushless motor, which is the main reason for the extended lifetime of our Long Life actuator? Watch our Actuator Academy video below.


 
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