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Columbus McKinnon Adds New SPA Linear Actuator with Intelli-Motion™ Technology to Family of Automation Solutions

Columbus McKinnon’s First Intelligent Actuator Combines Plug-and-Play Control and Feedback with Robust Duff-Norton® Hardware

Manufacturing | Automation | by Columbus McKinnon | Nov 02, 2021


Duff-Norton’s most advanced linear actuator, the SPA with Intelli-Motion™ technology, is designed to provide reliable operation and simplify applications, especially those that can benefit from automation technology. As the latest product to join our family of automation-focused solutions, this intelligent actuator offers ease of installation, quick configuration, and simple operation to ensure your system can get up and running quickly. The Intelli-Motion platform combines robust actuators from Duff-Norton with modern variable frequency drive (VFD) technology to bring plug-and-play control to industrial material handling applications. 

 

How Can You Benefit from the SPA Linear Actuator with Intelli-Motion Technology?

  • Increased full load duty cycle extends length of time the actuator can operate, increasing production rates
  • Onboard analog and digital I/O provide enhanced control and position feedback capabilities
  • Optional Ethernet/IP connectivity enables direct connection to a PLC, providing an infinite number of control options and configurations 
  • Integrated VFD and onboard I/O reduce installation costs and product footprint
  • Electronic programmable limit switches (EPLS) provide greater precision and increased ability to repeat motions compared to mechanical limit switches
  • Automatic soft starting and smooth ramp-up acceleration prolong the actuator's life and reduce the stress placed on mechanical components
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The Competitive Advantage

Getting the most from a motion control system means finding the right linear actuator, one that works efficiently, is durable, moves the load safely, and operates at the desired speed. The SPA with Intelli-Motion can do all of that and more. It’s robust enough to handle high-duty cycle applications while providing precise, repeatable motions. As the latest product to join our family of automation-focused solutions, this intelligent actuator offers ease of installation, quick configuration, and simple operation to ensure your system can get up and running quickly.