Warner Linear, Belvidere, Ill, recently expanded their line of S-Track linear actuators with the addition of a new programmable model. An easy-to-use integrated keypad allows operators to set and reset end of travel positions as well as two intermediate stops. Feedback range automatically adjusts to new end position settings. The programmable S-Track actuator is ideally suited for use in material handling and packaging conveyor applications where flexibility is important such as when product and packaging changes are made to production lines which require resetting diverter arm opening widths and stops.
In these fast-paced, high-changeover production environments, or any other general-duty application that requires frequent positioning changes, the programmable S-Track actuator reduces set-up time to mere seconds saving time and money. Enhanced control allows for 12 or 24 VDC switched power operation of the S-Track actuator by turning power off to the motor automatically when the internal end limits are reached. An integral MP150 Metri-Pack 8-pin molded connector allows several standard input and output features to monitor the operation of the actuator (including motor thermal and current overload protection). S-Track actuators feature a <56dB noise level, 700-lb. max. dynamic and static load rating, 0.25"/sec. (1" no load) speed rating, and a 16" max. stroke length with end-of-stroke limits. Models are available with aluminum or engineered plastic housings.