Curtiss-Wright Sensors & Controls Launches Next-Generation Electric Actuator

Curtiss-Wright Sensors & Controls Launches Next-Generation Electric Actuator
Curtiss-Wright - Exlar Actuation Solutions (USA) - Curtiss-Wright Sensors & Controls Division announced the release of its next-generation Exlar® brand FTX Series actuators. These high-force electric rod style actuators now offer higher performance and ease of maintenance than previously available.

The FTX Series actuators leverage more than a decade of experience successfully replacing hydraulics in high-force, high-duty cycle applications in harsh environments. Based on planetary roller screw technology, the FTX Series offers high robustness in a compact form factor, making them an ideal alternative to hydraulic cylinders. With continuous force rating to 178 kN (40,000 lbf), speed to 875 mm/sec (34 in/sec) and stroke lengths from 150 mm (6 inches) to 900 mm (3 feet), the FTX Series can be applied across a wide range of linear motion applications.

The FTX215, a next-generation version of the current FT80 model, features the following key enhancements over the existing FT Series designs:
  • High capacity planetary roller screw offers up to 15X the life and significantly higher shock load resistance than a comparably sized ball screw
  • IP65 (min.) environmental protection
  • Idler pulley design greatly simplifies motor installation and belt tensioning / maintenance
  • Grease zerk fitting and removable front seal bushing greatly simplify maintenance and re-greasing of nut assembly to maximize actuator life
  • Modular design with bolt-on mounting hardware allows mounting style reconfiguration in the field using commonly available tools
About Curtiss-Wright Corporation:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets. Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. The company employs approximately 8,400 people worldwide.

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