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Tsubaki Zip Chain Actuators® (ZCA) Drive Greater Production Efficiency

Common linear actuators - such as electric screw-type, hydraulic and pneumatic - are effective for facilitating pushing and pulling applications but can create unexpected challenges for plant operators.

Hydraulic cylinders, for example, are often used in stacking applications. To create enough space for the cylinder to move, however, you might have to dig a pit to house the actuator body. Hydraulic cylinders can also be limited by low speeds, while oil leaks can lead to ongoing and expensive maintenance issues.

Typically used in horizontal push/pull applications such as conveyors, pneumatic cylinders also require a lot of space to ensure full range of motion. They can protrude into aisles or onto the conveyor, limiting installation options and leading to an inefficient use of space.


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