Tritex AC Powered Linear Actuator

March 27, 2009
Exlar announces the Tritex™ II Series electric actuators, offering 1500 Watt, AC powered operation and digital position control within a single, space-saving housing. These actuators combine a brushless servomotor with either rotary or linear (output) actuation, assembling all elements into a compact, sealed housing for demanding environments. With their built-in mechanical converters, Tritex II actuators eliminate the need for traditional ball screw or gear reducer mechanisms—they incorporate all the required position control and power electronics into the actuator itself, providing a complete system solution. This design additionally eliminates the inconvenience and expense of an external servo amplifier and cables, which are often required with typical servo systems. The new Tritex II actuators operate from 100-240 VAC, allowing direct connection to factory power sources. Enhanced software features include 16 programmable indexes, linked moves and firmware flash upgrade capability via the actuator’s Modbus port. This port, via a RS/485 protocol, allows complete control, programming and monitoring of all aspects of the Tritex II actuator as it performs an application. Planned communications options include Modbus, Ethernet/IP™, HART, Modbus TCP/IP, CANopen, and CAN J1939 protocols. • Digital I/O: • 8 digital inputs - 10 to 30 VDC opto-isolated • 4 digital outputs - 30 VDC maximum, 100 mA, opto-isolated\ • Analog I/O: • 1 analog input - +/- 10V mode - 12 bit resolution - Force/torque, velocity, position • 1 analog output - 0-10V or +10V/-10V, 12 bit resolution - Force/torque, velocity, position • Optional isolated 4-20mA board - 1 4-20 mA isolated analog input - 1 4-20 mA isolated analog output - 16 bit resolution • Standard Communications: • 1 RS 485 port, Modbus RTU, opto-isolated for programming, controlling and monitoring