Afag has optimized its electric linear motor portal axes. Due to the improvement of the heatsink and a newly developed extruded profile, the linear axes reach peak forces of more than 1000 N for strokes between 80 and 1660 mm. At the same time, the rigidity is even higher than before.
The trend in handling systems is increasingly moving away from simple pick-and-place solutions to more powerful positioning systems with more degrees of freedom or multiple mounting heads. As a basis, the manufacturer offers standardized axes of the type portal single guide linear motor PEL and portal double guide linear motor PDL. To make them even more efficient, the cooling has now been significantly improved. For this purpose, the heat sinks were adapted to the movable stator in the axis and the cooling surface increased. In addition, the widespread proprietary mounting grid was integrated into the carriage. This allows a direct and stable screwing of the modules without an adapter plate. A specially tailored to the requirements of the axle extruded profile provides even more rigidity. Compared to their predecessors, the optimized axes deliver up to 70% more power and a very high positioning and positioning precision.
The portal axes PDL30 (image), PDL40 and PDL40-HP each consist of a single body with two guides and four guide carriages. Depending on the requirements, the appropriate drive can be selected and the type can be defined. This enables the absorption of peak forces between 255 and 1024 N. The kit is completed, for smaller systems with high precision through the axes PEL20 and PEL20-SL. In the event that the maximum strokes of the linear motor axes are not sufficient, they can be easily supplemented with toothed belt axes. As a result, strokes of up to 5500 mm can be realized.