Precision Linear Actuator

Kinitics Bundled Wire technology delivers high force and accuracy in a small package

 

High force, high speed, high precision: Kinitics’ shape memory alloy technology generates up to 2,000 N force and up to 8 mm stroke with incredible accuracy.

No motors: The KLA precision actuator has only one moving part – the rod – for a compact size and no backlash, yet requires only 120 VAC or 12-24 VDC power to operate.

Precise: Forces can be maintained within sub-Newton accuracy while strokes can be held to within 5 µm (.2 mil).

 

KLA05 Precision Linear Actuator

Kinitics Automation’s KLA precision linear actuator is the world’s first industrial-grade linear actuator using shape memory alloy to provide precise linear motion without the use of motors. Featuring Kinitics’ proprietary Bundled Wire Technology, this breakthrough product allows users to upgrade and improve existing systems, while also enabling the automation and control of processes that were previously unfeasible using conventional equipment.

Learn more about Kinitics’ technology

The Kinitics precision linear actuator delivers high force and high speed in a compact package, making it ideal for applications such as valve actuation, positioning, pressing and gripping. Forces up to 2,000 N can be generated and maintained within sub-Newton accuracy while strokes up to 8 mm can be held to within 5 µm. In addition, in a continuous-duty holding application, such as positioning or part-holding, the Kinitics shape memory alloy actuator requires little power, making it an efficient alternative to fluid-power options.

More details and full specifications for the Kinitics precision linear actuator

Kinitics Precision Linear Actuator Benefits

  • Positional accuracy of +/-5 um (.0002″)
  • Requires minimal infrastructure to operate
  • Only one moving part and no backlash
  • High force-to-size ratio
  • Controllable force up to 2000 N
  • Strokes up to 8 mm
  • Available in push, pull, or through-rod
  • AC and DC power options
  • Flying lead or SJOOW cable hook-up
  • -40⁰ C to 60⁰ C operating range
  • IP67 environmental protection
  • Compatible with ISO 21287 attachments

See the KLA05 Linear Actuator in action as it is run through a sequence of three lifts on the Kinitics Test & Development Stand that showcase various features.

 

 

Inquire about our KLA05 Demonstration Kit, which includes everything you need to start using Kinitics’ technology.

PRODUCTS

Linear Actuators

Shape memory alloy-based actuator delivers high force and actuation speed in a small package.

  • High force-to-size ratio
  • Force up to 2600 N
  • Stroke up to 8 mm
  • AC and DC power options

Piston Pumps

Shape memory alloy-based actuator with medium pressure and fast actuation in a small package.

  • High pressure-to-size ratio
  • Pressure up to 15 Bar
  • Displacement up to 6.28 cc
  • Flows up to 14 LPH

Controllers


AC and DC controllers to interface Kinitics Force and Piston Pumps with standard PLC.

  • Compact size, DIN rail mount
  • 120 VAC, 12 and 24 VDC versions
  • Discrete I/O and analog gain input for multiple control strategies