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    Discussion in 'Manufacturers of mechanical parts' started by scubasteve101, Jan 22, 2014.

    1. scubasteve101

      scubasteve101 New Member

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      I need to find a manufacturer who makes a machine to move a printer (about 80lbs) vertically, it has to have about 48" worth of movement and be electronically controlled (no hydraulics) and be able to move the printer to any location within the 48" range.

      I am able to manufacture custom parts to make the printer work with the lift mechanism...that is not the problem, I simply can not find a manufacturer who makes something large enough to do something like this. I see plenty of electronically controlled linear actuators on the market but nothing of the scale I need. If anyone could point me in the right direction it would be much appreciated.
       
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    3. qinglongyang

      qinglongyang New Member

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      I want to know more detail information such as drawings, pictures and technical specification. Maybe I can help you in China. You can send your document to my email qinglongyang@126.com.
       
    4. mvalenti

      mvalenti Well-Known Member

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      Is there a limitation to floor footprint? What about a scissor lift that uses a motor and ball screw?
       
    5. Rob-M

      Rob-M New Member

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      Hi, we design and manufacture one off systems such as this. Please contact me rob@marchantcain.co.uk or see our website marchantcain.co.uk.

      Rob
       
    6. eckcop

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      Misumi is a good place to start, Rexroth will also have parts that would work. If the position isn't too critical and the acceleration isn't too great maybe a belt drive actuator would suffice.
       
    7. BrettDooley

      BrettDooley New Member

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      Hi ScubaSteve, if you have the capability to manufacture some of the mechanical parts, I can think of several electromechanical actuator manufacturers that can do what you are looking for. Parker Automation makes both rod-style (look like hydraulics) and rodless actuators, depending on the orientation either would work. Other manufacturers of actuators include Exlar and R&K. In addition to their standard actuators, R&K actually makes some pretty much turn-key solutions for what you are looking for, but the travels aren't quite what you are looking for, max is 650mm I think.

      Let me know if you have any questions, I work with these kinds of actuators daily...

      Here are some links:

      http://parkermotion.com/
      http://www.exlar.com
      http://www.rk-rose-krieger.com/english/products/linear-technology/for-those-new-to-our-products/
       
    8. eckcop

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      It would be good to know more details like required acceleration, position accuracy, repeatability. Is the load cantilevered or can it be evenly supported. Any physical limitations; size, weight, etc.
       
    9. kriyaaconsultancy

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      We are consultants of such as this field so send your details to my email kriyacon@gmail.com.
       

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