October 8, 2003
Originally Published MPMNOctober 2003
Interactive Web Site Offers Easy Actuator Sourcing
Specifiers of precision linear actuators may benefit from the interactive Web site launched by Ultra Motion (Mattituck, NY), a supplier of high-precision, custom linear actuators. Web-site visitors can select a motor and lead screw for the Digit series of linear actuators, or motor, lead screw, and belt-drive ratio for the Bug series, and generate a force and speed curve on-line. Being able to configure an actuator and evaluate its performance on-line saves the customer time, and also takes the guesswork out of identifying a product to meet the application's requirements.
"The Web site is well suited to the product," says Don Wismann of the company's marketing agency. "Companies that need a few or 100 units quickly can go to the site and pretty much design the product and have it supplied with a quick turnaround time."
The Web site features the variety of Acme, ball, and zero-backlash lead screws that could be used with a selection of stepper motors, dc servos, and "smart" steppers and servos. Comprehensive outline drawings in various computer-aided drawing formats and PDFs of two actuator styles, the nose, end, and mounting hardware aid in the integration of the products.
The company specializes in custom high-precision electromechanical mini linear actuators and matching controllers suitable for hydraulic and pneumaticsystems.
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