24V DC 36kg Compact Chain Drive Actuator, Window Vent Opener, Quiet Motor, Lift
We at Gimson Robotics are one of the most popular suppliers of linear actuators, DC electric motors and control accessories in the UK, with full product support and user advice available. We are highly knowledgeable in our field, insured, and VAT-registered. (and sometimes B-grade items available at a discount). Prices displayed are inclusive of 20% UK VAT, if you require a VAT invoice please request this when ordering. The GCA350 chain drive actuator is unique among our product lineup in being able to squeeze a relatively large travel distance of 395mm inside a very compact extruded aluminium body. The actuator achieves this by coiling a heavy duty steel chain inside the body which unfurls as the actuator extends. Each actuator is able to push or pull with up to 350N (36kg) of force and can travel at up to 13mm/s no-load and 8mm/s at the full load (when run at the nominal 24V DC). Please be aware that this type of actuator is only suitable for self-supported loads, for example pivoting windows, hatches, or sliding loads that are already supported with bearings in a linear direction perpendicular to the actuator body.
Please see below for more product details. This actuator features a small electric motor (drawing only up to 820mA under load at 24V DC) with a large 4-stage gear reduction generating sufficient torque at the output sprocket to drive the extending chain either outwards or inwards with a force of up to 350N. The gearbox runs with a very low noise output thanks to a nylon worm-and-wheel first reduction stage which also means that the chain cannot be back-driven once in position and can hold a static load in place up to 400N (41kg), without power having to be applied. The chain construction does mean that a load has to be self-supporting, either pivoting through an arc (for example a hinged window or hatch) or moving straight along a linear line guided by rollers or bearings, without any directional guidance the chain would want to flop over in one direction while it is extending which is not of much use!The actuator comes with a 1.2m PVC insulated lead with a male DC connector at the end as standard, the male connector is compatible with our female DC leads and DC connector to screw terminal adapters, as well as our parallel splitter cables (search'Gimson Robotics' to find these) in case you wish to operate two chain actuators from the same controller. To change the direction of travel simply swap the polarity of the DC power source to the two actuator leads (this may be achieved using hardware such as our rocker switch harness or GLA-CU-X2 remote control unit). By varying the input voltage between 0-24V DC it is possible to control the travel speed of the actuator.
- Brand: Gimson Robotics
- MPN: GCA350
- Voltage: 24V DC
- Unit Quantity: 1
- Actuation Force: 350N