By DE StaffMotion Control Machine Building
Thomson’s Electrak MD actuator supports embedded CAN bus support and PLC capability.
Thomson Industries launched Electrak MD, a compact electromechanical actuator with up to two kilonewtons of force, advanced onboard electronics and J1939 CAN bus support. The actuator also comes with onboard intelligence, which enhances the overall performance and eliminates space consumption by keeping any external equipment like encoders and switches within the actuator housing. As with its predecessor, the Electrak HD, this functionality provides a simpler method of control and communication. In addition, the Electrak MD also features feedback on position, low-current switching (PLC compatibility) and end-of-stroke indication output.