Looking for roller screw actuator. Need help...

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PigeonPal1718

Joined Jul 19, 2017
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Hello my name is Caleb. I am new to all about circuits and I want to include a roller screw actuator in my latest project. Basically I am trying to get the actuator to thrust up and down, whenever you push a button, however it is all wireless, and signals travel using an IR transmitter and receiver. The actuator I want is a roller screw actuator. I want the actuator to be as small as possible due to some tight parameters of my project. I want the actuator to be no more than 1.5 inches in length, and use generally low voltage to operate it. However when searching the internet I cannot seem to find an actuator that meets my specifications.

This is the type of actuator I am looking for


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Can anybody give me resources or suggestions for help? I would really appreciate it.
 

cmartinez

Joined Jan 17, 2007
6,877
Hello my name is Caleb. I am new to all about circuits and I want to include a roller screw actuator in my latest project. Basically I am trying to get the actuator to thrust up and down, whenever you push a button, however it is all wireless, and signals travel using an IR transmitter and receiver. The actuator I want is a roller screw actuator. I want the actuator to be as small as possible due to some tight parameters of my project. I want the actuator to be no more than 1.5 inches in length, and use generally low voltage to operate it. However when searching the internet I cannot seem to find an actuator that meets my specifications.

This is the type of actuator I am looking for


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Can anybody give me resources or suggestions for help? I would really appreciate it.
There are quite a few brands you could choose from out there. Among them, Nook Industries comes to mind, and THK, SKF and even Oriental Motor handles them assembled with closed-loop steppers or servos.

http://www.nookindustries.com/
http://thk.com/
http://www.orientalmotor.com/
 

cmartinez

Joined Jan 17, 2007
6,877
And by the way. I'd also consider screws with low friction plastic nuts. Such as the ones manufactured by IGUS. They're easy to adapt to your design, and can be found in very compact sizes, just like you want.
 
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