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Electric Cylinders with programmable MDrive® integrated motors

Quiet, clean, compact electric linear motion systems may replace pneumatics

Marlborough/CT, April 16, 2019 — Captive shaft electric cylinders are now available for Lexium MDrive® (LMD) integrated motor products. Quiet, clean and compact, these LMD products integrate motor, controls, and electric cylinder to deliver linear motion. And, unlike pneumatics, there is no need for compressed air, eliminating that expense, maintenance and noise.

Lexium MDrive products integrate 1.8° 2-phase stepper motors with onboard drive electronics, controller, and encoder which includes an Absolute Encoder option. Fully programmable motion controllers can communicate via EthernetTCP/IP, CANopen, or RS-422/485. Products may be operated in several modes including closed-loop, torque control, and variable current control for energy savings and reduced heating. This high degree of integration, which now includes an optional electric cylinder, can reduce machine complexity, size and cost in many motion applications.

Captive shaft electric cylinders are available with LMD products in NEMA motor sizes 17 & 23 with details online: http://bit.ly/sem-linears Specifications include stroke lengths up to 24”/610mm, thrust up to 250lbs/113kg, and 0.005”/0.127mm repeatability. The factory-mounted electric cylinders produce linear motion by coupling a coated, stainless steel acme screw with PEEK-blend nut system directly to the LMD’s motor shaft. Lexium MDrive products are assembled in our USA factory, which is certified ISO9001:2015 and ISO14001:2015: https://motion.schneider-electric.com/dloads/certificationssustainability/

Built to order, Lexium MDrive products with Electric Cylinders are available with a wide range of standard features. For applications requiring something unique, our FlexCenter is dedicated to finding custom solutions. Begin a discussion using the inquiry form at: https://motion.schneider-electric.com/all-products/custom-products/

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About Schneider Electric Motion USA

SEM USA [formerly IMS] is a division of Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, with 170,000 employees serving customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. www.motion.schneider-electric.com

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