The new miniature AG06 actuator from SIKO offers an good power to weight ratio for decentralized positioning tasks. The product takes care of automatic adjustment of formats, end stops and tools, together with many other comparable positionings, including installation situations requiring high forces. The actuator allows flexible integration in diverse machine concepts, making it especially interesting for both OEMs and operators. Startup is either via the drive itself or via bus communication. Installation requires no additional materials. The programming effort and the setup and adjustment times are minimal, enabling fast activation. A two-line display supports the operator during startup and also allows the monitoring of set point values and actual values during operation.
The device has a stainless steel hollow shaft with a diameter of 20 millimeters. The hard-wearing, fiberglass reinforced plastic housing with smooth surface is highly resistant to acids and bases. The actuator is installed directly onto the feed axis and auxiliary axes. The compact housing contains a brushless 24 V DC motor with a planetary gear, controller, power electronics and an integrated field bus interface Since the power supply for the control electronics and power electronics is implemented separately, integration in different safety concepts is made easy. The integrated control electronics substantially relieves the superior PLC. Furthermore, temperature, current and tracking error monitoring functions are integrated in the drive. The charging condition of the battery is monitored continuously and indicates the need to replace the battery - which the user can perform - well enough in advance. The battery buffering of the magnetic measuring system also scans deviations in position in the de-energized state, making repeated referencing unnecessary. The actuator is predestined for limited spaces with high-torque tasks.