Optical Feedback Linear Actuators

Optical Feedback Linear Actuators

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Arduino Synchronous Control
Spec Sheet

Description

When you need to know exact positioning of your actuators, the Optical Feedback series is what you need. This powerful, reliable actuator comes with a built in optical sensor that provides feedback when you need it.  The Optical Feedback have no built-in controller, but do provide single phase pulses as position feedback signal that can be input to an external controller such as an Arduino

To move between two and four actuators in synchronous we recommend our dedicated control board, the FA-SYNC-X. A video tutorial of how to use this product is available here

CAD models of this actuator can be found under Resources/3D Files. For further information review the specifications and technical drawings down below or visit our tutorials page for instructions on how to use this actuator with switches, remotes, speed controllers, and Arduino. 

Features and Benefits

  • 10 hole optical encoder disk
  • 50 pulse/inch of stroke for the 35lbs (+/-5 pulses)
  • 100 pulses.inch of stoke for the 200lbs and 400lbs units
  • Internal limit switches automatically shuts off the unit at the end of stroke - This protects you and your equipment from possible damage.
  • Huge range of stoke options as standard:  1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, and 30 inches are available - Gives you more flexibility.
  • 3 Force options - 35lbs 200lbs and 400lbs for greater flexibility
  • IP66 rated – dust proof and water resistant - Because it never hurts to have more protection than you actually need 
  • Maintenance free - Gives you more free time to do more important things
  • CE and RoHS certified - for extra comfort knowing they are certified for safe use. 
  • Accessories sold separately include: Remote Controls - Switches - Micro-Controllers - Power Supplies 

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Specifications
Model FA-OS-35-12-(X) FA-OS-240-12-(X) FA-OS-400-12-(X)
Dynamic Force 35 lbs 200 lbs 400 lb
Static Force 200 lbs 500 lbs 800 lbs
Speed ("/S) 2.0" .30" .30"
Gear Ratio 5:1 20:1 19:1
Duty Cycle 20%  
IP Rating IP66
Screw Type ACME
Sound Rating 20 dB over Ambient
Input 12v DC
Max Draw 5 A 
Clevis End 1/4" diameter
Operational Temperature -26°C/65°C (-15°F/150°)
Limit Switch Built-in (factory preset)
Safety Certifications CE, ROHS
Bracket(s)  MB1-P

To view CAD model for the 35 lb and 200 lb click this link and click here to view CAD model for the 400 lb force

Technical Drawings
Optical Sensor Tech Drawing 35 and 200 lb force

Optical Sensor Tech Drawing 400 lb Force

Wiring Diagram
Optical Sensor Wiring
Performance Graph

Optical Feedback Linear Actuators fprce curve graphs

Product Video

Optical Feedback Linear Actuator Review

Comparison Video

Optical vs Classic Feedback Linear Actuator Review

Conversion to Column Actuator video

Customer Product Reviews

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