The Actuonix L16 series of linear actuators are compact DC motors geared to push or pull loads along the stroke of the actuator. This actuator comes with a built-in potentiometer, allowing your application to monitor the actuator's position.
The 3577 linear actuator has a stroke length of 100mm and a 150:1 gearbox. It is able to move at a rate of 8 mm/s and can exert up to 175N of force at lower speeds.
This actuator is compatible with Phidget motor controllers and analog inputs. For more details, see the Compatible Products tab.
This actuator does not have built-in limit switches, so you may damage the motor or gears if you run the actuator beyond its minimum or maximum stroke. We recommend using the actuator's built-in potentiometer in your program to ensure that the motor is shut off whenever the potentiometer voltage gets close to 0V or 5V. Have a look at the "Resources" tab for a link to a project that implements a control loop using the potentiometer value.
|Motor Type||DC Linear Actuator|
|Stroke Length||100 mm|
|Maximum Speed||8 mm/s|
|Peak Power Point||(@ 4 mm/s) 175 N|
|Peak Efficiency Point||(@ 7 mm/s) 75 N|
|Positional Error Max||400 μm|
|Rated Voltage||12 V DC|
|Potentiometer Impedance||18 kΩ|
|Gear Train Material||Metal|
|Backdrive Force||102 N|
|Side Force Max||30 N|
|Wire Length||350 mm|
|Operating Temperature Min||-10 °C|
|Operating Temperature Max||50 °C|
You'll need a motor controller to control the position of this actuator. In order to connect this actuator to a terminal block, you'll need to cut off the 5-pin connector and strip the wires. Then, to connect it to a controller, attach the wires as follows:
If you decide to use a motor controller with an analog input, you can connect the integrated potentiometer to the input. If you use a VINT-based motor controller, you can plug the potentiometer into another one of the VINT Hub's ports. If you decide to use a stand-alone motor controller, you'll need a device with an analog input to read the potentiometer.
|Product||Controller Properties||Electrical Properties||Board Properties|
|Image||Part Number||Price||Number of Motor Ports||Velocity Resolution||Acceleration Resolution||Continuous Motor Current Max||Controlled By|
|1064_1B||$115.00||2||0.79 % Duty Cycle||1.9 % Duty Cycle/s||(per motor) 14 A||USB (Mini-USB)|
|1065_0B||$75.00||1||0.39 % Duty Cycle||24.5 % Duty Cycle/s||5 A||USB (Mini-USB)|
|DCC1000_0||$75.00||1||0.001 Duty Cycle||1 % Duty Cycle/s||25 A||VINT|
|DCC1001_0||$40.00||1||0.001 Duty Cycle||0.1 Duty Cycle/s||2 A||VINT|
To easily connect the internal potentiometer to an IO board we recommend you use a Phidget cable. Just cut off the ends of one of the Phidget cables and solder them to the potrntiometer cable as described in the table below. You can solder multiple cables together in order to make even longer Phidget cables, but you should be aware of the effects of having long wires in your system.
|Product||Motor Properties||Electrical Properties||Physical Properties|
|Image||Part Number||Price||Stroke Length||Maximum Speed||Peak Power Point||Peak Efficiency Point||Gear Ratio||Rated Voltage||Weight|
|3545_0||$100.00||150 mm||24 mm/s||350 N||—||—||24 V DC||995 g|
|3546_0||$100.00||150 mm||10 mm/s||750 N||—||—||24 V DC||1 kg|
|3547_0||$100.00||300 mm||24 mm/s||350 N||—||—||24 V DC||1.2 kg|
|3548_0||$100.00||300 mm||10 mm/s||750 N||—||—||24 V DC||1.2 kg|
|3570_0||$80.00||50 mm||32 mm/s||(@ 16 mm/s) 50 N||(@ 24 mm/s) 24 N||35:1||12 V DC||56 g|
|3571_0||$80.00||100 mm||32 mm/s||(@ 16 mm/s) 50 N||(@ 24 mm/s) 24 N||35:1||12 V DC||74 g|
|3572_0||$80.00||140 mm||32 mm/s||(@ 16 mm/s) 50 N||(@ 24 mm/s) 24 N||35:1||12 V DC||84 g|
|3573_0||$80.00||50 mm||20 mm/s||(@ 10 mm/s) 75 N||(@ 15 mm/s) 38 N||63:1||12 V DC||56 g|
|3574_0||$80.00||100 mm||20 mm/s||(@ 10 mm/s) 75 N||(@ 15 mm/s) 38 N||63:1||12 V DC||74 g|
|3575_0||$80.00||140 mm||20 mm/s||(@ 10 mm/s) 75 N||(@ 15 mm/s) 38 N||63:1||12 V DC||84 g|
|3576_0||$80.00||50 mm||8 mm/s||(@ 4 mm/s) 175 N||(@ 7 mm/s) 75 N||150:1||12 V DC||56 g|
|3577_0||$80.00||100 mm||8 mm/s||(@ 4 mm/s) 175 N||(@ 7 mm/s) 75 N||150:1||12 V DC||74 g|
|3578_0||$80.00||140 mm||8 mm/s||(@ 4 mm/s) 175 N||(@ 7 mm/s) 75 N||150:1||12 V DC||84 g|