SKF CASM 100 actuator fits P&P needs

Gothenburg, Sweden-based SKF® has launched the CASM 100 electromechanical actuator with a variety of different modules to satisfy a range of applications in sectors such as pulp and paper mills where it can be used for roll adjustment. It also has sawing and other applications in the woodworking sector.

The modular design offers a base platform with new modules planned for release to meet future needs. The standardized interface between modules – similar to the concept of LEGO bricks – increases the unit’s flexibility and makes it backward compatible. The modularity also offers easy integration and fast assembly.

The CASM 100 actuator has a range of applications including the control of robots, handling and packaging machines, sorting systems and cutting machines. The availability of different modules also allows customers to change the CASM 100 to suit specific applications, selecting the optimum combination of performance and cost.

SKF says the actuator consumes up to 80% less energy than pneumatic alternatives and 50% compared to hydraulic solutions. It also uses fewer consumables because, in many applications, it is virtually maintenance-free, only requiring re-lubrication using standard grease. There is no need to change hydraulic fluids and seals so it is clean, leak-free, costeffective and environmentally-friendly.

The CASM 100’s linear design will withstand harsh conditions because it is manufactured from high-grade materials. The actuator has a force range up to 82kN and linear speed up to 890 mm/s, and will support OEMs and machine builders migrating to the latest Industry 4.0 technology.

The CASM 100 has a wide assortment of accessories, outstandingly long stroke lengths (up to 2 m) to fit an array of applications, and an in-line and parallel gearbox, the latter with spur gear technology and manual override available as standard for an extra safety in operations in case of power losses.


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