Optimization of Total Operating Costs Using Electric Linear Drives

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Apr 7, 2014

Electric linear drives are replacing conventional pneumatic cylinders in more and more applications. The reasons include poor efficiency, high costs for commissioning, reconfiguration, service and maintenance, and the limited control capabilities of pneumatic systems. A recent total cost comparison demonstrates that electric linear drives, at current prices for components and electricity, pay for themselves within a few months even for simple point-to-point motions with two end positions.

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