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New throttle actuators simplify industrial vehicle design

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Thomson Linear Bearings announces the new Electrak throttle actuators designed to benefit industrial vehicle OEMs with a simplified design process, and users with improved industrial vehicle performance.

Featuring a rugged and space-saving design, Electrak throttle actuators come with integrated features that deliver highly robust, reliable and versatile throttle control operation. 

Designed to meet the high standards required for automotive component applications, the Electrak throttle actuator is equally suited for rugged, harsh industrial settings. Applications for these throttle actuators range from agricultural and construction equipment, military and rescue vehicles, and trucks, fork lifts and mass transport vehicles to industrial automation installations, marine applications, and garden, forestry and mining equipment. 

Håkan Persson, Product Line Manager - Linear Actuators at Thomson in Sweden explains that the space-saving design and electromechanical interface of Electrak throttle actuators are rooted in more than 60 years of motion control experience and innovation, and promote improved ergonomic placement of engine controls to enhance operator safety and productivity. 

Apart from quicker installation, better performance and near-zero maintenance, advantages also include on-board electronic options that can automatically control engine RPM to minimise the vehicle’s environmental impact by reducing fuel consumption, noise and emissions.

Electrak throttle actuators are available in numerous, user-selectable configurations including choice of: 12 or 24 VDC supply voltage, flying leads or connector installation, straight or right angle cable exit, and a variety of on-board electronic options such as potentiometer feedback, end-of-stroke electronic limit switches and CANBUS communication.

Standard features also include integrated mounting holes, worm screw drive system with stainless steel extension tube and a rugged IP69K rated, E-coated aluminium housing for superior corrosion resistance. Custom-tailored modifications can also be provided to meet specific application requirements.

Standard Electrak throttle actuator models are available in two dynamic/static load performance ranges of 45/90 N (10/20 lbf) or 130/260 N (30/60 lbf) maximum, with corresponding no load/full load speed performance of 96/83 mm/s or 48/37 mm/s respectively. All models provide a 50% duty cycle at maximum load. Operating temperature range is -40°C to 85°C with an extended high temperature range option to 125°C.

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