By DE StaffMotion Control Machine Building
Beckhoff’s AA3100 series designed to replace fluid power-based linear actuators.
Beckhoff has expanded its AA3000 electric cylinder series with the addition of the AA3100 which is designed as a drop-in replacement for hydraulic or pneumatic actuators. To simplify replacement, the AA3100 devices leverage an ISO 15552 flange size and bolting points on both sides as well as an external thread mount on the shaft end of the spindle. Each product in the series, the AA3123 and AA3133, have two variants; all feature a 24-bit multiturn encoder, One Cable Technology (OCT) and an electronic identification plate. The first of the AA3123’s two variants offers 5,300N peak force, 1,300N continuous force and 0.28 m/s maximum speed. The second offers 2,650N peak force, 650N continuous force and 0.56 m/s max speed. The AA3133 variants offer 12,500N peak force, 2,800N continuous force and 0.12 m/s max speed or 6,000N peak force, 1,400N continuous force and 0.24 m/s maximum speed.