Optical Feedback Linear Actuators

      Optical Feedback Linear Actuators

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      Arduino Synchronous Control
      Spec Sheet


      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

      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. 


      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 25%
      IP Rating IP66
      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

      Arduino Use

      Click here to download information on how to use with an Arduino