For use in automation and conveying technology
The drive is especially suitable for use in automation and conveying technology as well as in the construction of special machines, where the use of pneumatic cylinders has been widespread until now. Unlike the latter, the "KuLi" short-stroke linear drive doesn't require sealing and throttling equipment to achieve uniform plunger speeds. In addition, all auxiliary components required for pneumatic cylinders such as hoses, valves, compressed air tanks and silencers are dispensed with.
Save costs with the short-stroke linear drive
The short-stroke linear drive is thus considerably less expensive. A company achieves the greatest saving with the use of short-stroke linear drives when it dispenses with the entire compressed air system through the conversion. Further cost benefits: The drive from Ketterer and halstrup-walcher is maintenance-free, so expensive service work like that required with pneumatic cylinders is not necessary.
Linear drive is far superior to pneumatic cylinders
The linear drive is also superior to pneumatic alternatives when it comes to handling. Speed and force can be adjusted to suit the application requirements. The "KuLi" can be controlled with a computer via a parameterization adapter with USB interface. The focus is on simple handling here. The software has a particularly user-friendly interface that can be used without programming skills.
Rotary movement becomes linear movement
A further benefit of the "KuLi" is the new technology with which the rotary movement of the motor is translated into a linear movement via a smooth shaft. This enables very good sealing of the shaft against the motor.