RACO Compact Actuator Types

Electric actuator
The RACO Compact Series Actuators are compact in size, yet produce big performance. These Compact Series Actuators are very much like their larger heavy duty industrial Modular Actuator Series. These actuators are purely electro-mechanical, and offer high thrust capacities. They are designed for use in a wide variety of push-pull industrial applications. Economically priced and huge value is what this series is all about. This series offers solutions for many industrial applications requiring high performance in a small footprint. They ensure trouble-free smooth operation, and a long life adding to their value.

RACO Compact Actuator Advantages Include:

  • - Wide performance range
  • - Industrial construction
  • - Applicable to high frequency operations
  • - Cost effective
  • - Maintenance free
  • - Linear motion without pneumatic or hydraulic system disadvantages
  • - Industrial grade construction
  • - Easily handles high frequency operations
  • - Smaller installed footprint size
  • - Many thrust ratings from 100 lbs to 9,000 lbs.
  • - Stroke lengths from 3.9 to 39.3 inches
  • - Power screw accuracy of 0.002 thousandths of an inch, for every 12 inches of travel
  • - All sizes are available in ACME power screw thread configuration. Sizes 4 & 6 can be configured to use a BALL screw thread
  • - Multiple screw leads are available in every size optimizing motor reduction & output speed capability
  • - Built-in anti-rotation design
  • - Accommodates many input voltages
  • - Aluminum housing allows a for lightweight corrosion-free design
  • - Complete line of industry standard accessories
  • - Complete line of optional controls
  • - Outdoor, & weather-proof construction
  • - All metric & standard dimension ratings for world-wide unit availability
  • - ISO 9001 Certified Manufacturing
The Compact Series offers industrial solutions for applications in many automation, and material handling equipment. This includes operation in lifting tables, loading bays and ports. These units are rugged and are used in many machine tool applications such as barrel lifters and traffic flow controling. Because of the units small footprint they are ideal for industrial door operation, and can be found driving barriers and warning signs. In applications requiring accurate flow control, such as butterfly valves, flap valves, and diverters, these units are ideal because they provide many stroke lengths, and thrust ratings. The compact series is an optimal performer for transmission type brakes, locking devices, and couplings. The RACO Compact Series Actuators offer an amazing value and economical pricing. Please contact us with questions regarding your particular application.

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T6C2 With Male Rod End

T6C2 With Male Rod End

T6C2 With Spherical Rod End

T6C2 With Spherical Rod End

T6C4 With Male Rod End

T6C4 With Male Rod End

T6C4 With Female Rod End

T6C4 With Female Rod End

T6C4 Spherical Rod End

T6C4 With Spherical Rod End

T6C6 With Male Rod End

T6C6 With Male Rod End

T6C6 With Female Rod End

T6C6 With Female Rod End

T6C6 With Spherical Rod End

T6C6 With Spherical Rod End

The rotational energy, produced by the electric motor, will be converted into a linear movement by the ACME or Ball Screw installed within the thrust unit. ACME screws are typically self-locking. Based on a low lead selection and the resulting large surface area between the nut and the screw provides a robust power transfer assembly and a high capability for shock loading. Static loads, which can always be higher than the nominal thrust, can be safely maintained in all positions. Different leads for the screw can be easily produced to influence the behavior of power transfer between the motor and the thrust rod which will change the rod speed, thrust capability and efficiency. Higher leads, however, do not have the self-locking feature, so the actuator will be equipped with an electro-magnetic brake to maintain position.
Inherent to the Ball Screw design, the contact between the ball nut and the ball screw are point to point connections provided by a number of re-circulating high precession balls. The rolling friction of the balls is extremely low compared to the sliding friction of the ACME screw. Therefore the power transfer between the rotating shaft of the electrical motor and the linear thrust at the ball nut has an efficiency higher then 95%. The benefits include: a higher duty cycle, longer lifetime, extended ambient temperature range, smaller drive motor, starter and infrastructure due to the high efficiency, and an extremely high position accuracy and repeatability. In combination with a spring package, counter weight or other means which would provide a source of stored energy, a defined failsafe position can be obtained in case of a electrical power loss or other mechanical interruption or failure.

RACO offers a wide variety of drive motors for different operating conditions. The enclosure offers an ideal solution for every industrial application. Because of the flexibility of RACO's Compact Systems, choosing an industrial motor is a simple process. These motors are the perfect compliment to the wide variety of RACO industrial motor solutions.

A wide variety of RACO product control equipment is available for the Compact Series Actuators. Control availability include the following products: limit switches and starters, including relays, potentiometers, and inductive transmitters. Special items like non-contact position speed sensors, and controllers are available. Position control and feedback devices are designed with an emphasis on industry standard reliability. Both analog and digital feedback devices are provided for reliable feedback of your application. The adjustable limit switches are fully enclosed in a sealed and protected compartment. This compartment is integrated into the RACO actuators for long life and durability.