Belt Drive Actuator
By DE StaffMotion Control Machine Building
igus drylin ZLW econ designed to reduces automation costs.
Germany-based manufacturer, igus, introduced its drylin ZLW econ, an entry-level toothed belt drive actuator designed for light tasks. The line is available in two sizes: 0630 (6mm guide shaft x 30mm base width) and 1040 (10mm guide shaft and 40mm base width). The system uses guide rails made of clear-anodized aluminum profiles, and the carriage is made of iglide thermoplastics. A neoprene timing belt is used, which enables the carriage to maintain a linear positioning accuracy of 0.3mm. Stroke lengths can be individually determined by the user. The actuators weigh 0.3 and 0.7 kilograms and can move loads up to 3 or 10 kg respectively. Matching motor kits are also available.