24V DC 36kg Compact Chain Drive Actuator, Window Vent Opener, Quiet Motor, Lift

24V DC 36kg Compact Chain Drive Actuator, Window Vent Opener, Quiet Motor, Lift

24V DC 36kg Compact Chain Drive Actuator, Window Vent Opener, Quiet Motor, Lift

24V DC 36kg Compact Chain Drive Actuator, Window Vent Opener, Quiet Motor, Lift

24V DC 36kg Compact Chain Drive Actuator, Window Vent Opener, Quiet Motor, Lift   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.
Reducing the voltage will also reduce load capacity (for example at 12V the actuator will have roughly half of the maximum load capacity at 24V). We stock a 24V power supply ideal for powering this actuator, which is capable of powering up to 5pc of the chain actuator running in parallel if needed. Nominal 24V DC, up to 20W. 820mA (the actuator will automatically cut out if overloaded).
15% this is the maximum proportion of time that the actuator may be in operation for, up to 2minutes during any continuous stretch. The duty cycle should be reduced below 10% for average loads >200N. Be aware that there may some variation in the operating performance from actuator to actuator, as a rule-of-thumb allow for a 5% difference above/below the given values. If intending to use two actuators together to drive the same assembly connect them in parallel to the input current and ensure that the driven assembly is rigid enough to transfer forces between the actuators (so as to prevent twisting if one actuator is slightly faster than the other). Aluminium body: 575 x 52 x 42 mm. Two steel swivel brackets intended to mount on either end of the aluminium body attach via 6mm threaded holes in the body (brackets and screws included), these allow the actuator to pivot at its base. A third swivel bracket is designed to mount on the end of the extending chain allowing this point to also pivot.
All brackets have holes for M5 (5mm) mounting bolts or screws, for attaching onto surfaces. Anodized aluminium (extruded) main body, Die cast steel end caps, Zinc plated steel mounting brackets Enclosure rated to IP42, the actuator should not be exposed to water. First stage worm-wheel gears to provide resistance to back-driving (the actuator can still hold a load without power being applied), all other gearbox stages are metal. The actuator has a current-sensing protection circuit inside the body.
When the protection circuit has been triggered the idle current of the actuator is 25mA, use a timer controller to switch the actuator off fully if your application is energy-sensitive (our GLA-CU-X2 controller is ideal for this since it includes a 120 second auto-off timer). 1.2m from the body, with a 2.1 x 5.5mm male DC connector at the end. Base unit (without brackets): 1850g Actuator with all included brackets: 1990g. We keep a spares stock of all actuator components, including gearboxes, chains, cables and connectors. The item "24V DC 36kg Compact Chain Drive Actuator, Window Vent Opener, Quiet Motor, Lift" is in sale since Saturday, March 24, 2018. This item is in the category "Business, Office & Industrial\Automation, Motors & Drives\Linear Motion\Linear Actuators".
The seller is "gimsonrobotics" and is located in Bristol. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Brand: Gimson Robotics
  • MPN: GCA350
  • Voltage: 24V DC
  • Unit Quantity: 1
  • Actuation Force: 350N

24V DC 36kg Compact Chain Drive Actuator, Window Vent Opener, Quiet Motor, Lift   24V DC 36kg Compact Chain Drive Actuator, Window Vent Opener, Quiet Motor, Lift