With the SLD series, SCHUNK introduces a new generation of linear direct axes. The dynamic, heavy-duty axes with electric linear direct drive ensure short cycle times and more productivity in high-speed assembly and handling processes in electronics manufacturing, e-mobility or life science.
The SLD series was developed as a dynamic all-rounder that meets the requirements for higher load ratings and longer service life. At the same time, the automation expert SCHUNK is expanding its portfolio of linear direct axes with this series and, thanks to its modular design, enables an attractive price/performance ratio. For a wide range of applications, two sizes are currently available, each with four different motor sizes, which provide drive forces up to a maximum of 2.4 kN and load capacities of up to 106 kN. Further versions will follow.
In the compact axis, the electric drive and the displacement encoder are already integrated, enabling agile, space-saving motion sequences. Accelerations of the direct drive of up to 100 m/s² and speeds of 5 m/s ensure high dynamics and short cycle times. At the same time, the drive ensures an accuracy of ± 0.01 mm for the user. Its elements operate without mechanical play, which eliminates wear parts and keeps maintenance requirements low. In addition, the drive can be designed in any length without compromising performance. The linear direct axes of the SLD series are UL certified as standard. This provides the prerequisite for rapid access to the US and other markets.
A highly integrative design has resulted in a compact and extremely clean product that can be easily adapted to any modern automation environment.