ECO60™ Linear Actuators

Bishop-Wisecarver is excited to introduce the new and improved ECO60. This innovative and versatile actuator is designed to be hassle-free, simple and straightforward. We’ve worked hard to make the ECO60 more user-friendly and out-of-the-box ready. No longer will you have to struggle to assemble a multi-piece carriage and base because we consolidated it down to a single piece designs. Our integrated motor mount works with NEMA 17 and can be adapted to a NEMA 23 with a simple expansion flange. With our innovative t-slot extruded base, you now have the freedom to mount the limit sensors wherever you want. Our new ECO60 has all of the durability and compact robustness of its predecessor, but with more simplicity and freedom to make your project work the way you need it to.

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ECO60 Innovative Redesign
  • Time saving linear actuator design
  • Out-of-the-box turn-key motion axis with stepper motor and driver packages  
  • Simple carriage preload adjustment to linear rail for customized feel                
  • Faster and easier motion system assembly
  • Easy to repair and replace service parts   
  • Painless limit sensor position adjustments
  • Versatile mounting options
ECO60B Actuator
Innovative Base Extrusion
  • Lower cost linear base extrusion is a single-piece design
  • Position limit sensors anywhere along the t-slots on either side of the base  
  • Strong and compact design with linear guide surfaces
  • Durable and recyclable 6061-T6 aluminum with hard anodize
ECO60B Base Extrusion
Improved Carriage Design
  • Hasstle-freepreload adjustment to the linear base tube
  • Fast and easy service with replaceable bearings and liners
  • Simplified travel sensor flag to screw hardware
  • Wide and strong mounting hole attachment points on carriage                        
ECO60B Carriage
Integrated Motor Mount
  • Reduced parts count and complexity with integrated motor mount 
  • Easy motor attachment designed for NEMA 17 motor frames
  • Increase the performance with optional NEMA 23 adapter flange
  • Complete your project faster with motor ready mount                                    
ECO60B Motor Mount
Lead Screw Drive Elements
  • Fully assembled and adjusted lead screw drive elements
  • Simple idler bearing on the lead screw for stability over long lengths
  • Higher thrust or faster speed with your choice of lead screw pitch
  • Serviceable and replaceable with low cost bearings and lead screw nuts      
ECO60 Lead Screw End
Travel Limit Sensors
  • Safe and crash-free operation with optional home and travel limit sensors
  • Fine-tune your travel stroke with attachment anywhere along the base t-slot
  • Compact and low power non-contact sensors with LED visual indicators
ECO60B Limit Sensor
Repair Kits for Service
  • Keep it running longer with easy to replace service parts
  • Lower cost to repair your existing actuator than to purchase a new one
  • Save time and stress with readily available replacements                               
ECO60B Replacable Liner
Multi-Axis Gantry Attachment
  • Quickly and easily attach into multi-axis configurations
  • Low complexity assembly with simple gantry plates and hardware kits
  • Save design time and effort with pre-engineered motion solutions                 
SlickStick Gantry Attachment

Product Numbering Scheme

ECO60 Product Numbering Scheme

Dimensional Drawing

ECO60B Dimensional Drawing

Load Capacity Ratings

ECO60B Load Capacity Chart


Application Stories  

Where are ECO60 actuator products manufactured?

ECO60 actuators are produced at BWC headquarters near San Francisco, California, USA.

What materials are ECO60 actuators made from?

ECO60 is mostly aluminum in construction and made from 6061-T6 and 6063-T6 grades. The fastener hardware is all stainless steel including the lead screw and support bearings. The lead screw nut and sliding element linear bearings are made of plastic polymers.

Why is the carriage preload adjustment feature a benefit?

The ability to adjust the carriage preload is a benefit to end-users because it enables an application specific "feel" or "tune". The adjustment can be loose for less friction and lower wear rates, but a decrease in accuracy with additional carriage rock. A tighter adjustment will have more friction and higher wear rates, but improved accuracy and reduced carriage rock. Adjustments can be made periodically during the life of the actuator to compensate for wear in the bearing elements.

How much additional protection does the dust cover option provide?

The dust cover provides protection from debris falling onto the ECO60 from above. The sides remain open and exposed because of the design of the moving carriage. The dust cover is not effective when the actuator is mounted on the side. The cover does not have an ingress protection rating (IP rating), but if it did, it would be around an IP10 or IP20.

What fasteners are recommended for mounting ECO60?

The base of ECO60 has through hole and counter bore features to accomodate either 10-32 or M5 fasteners. Low head cap screws or button head cap screws in stainless steel are recommended.

How do I replace worn parts, or disassemble my ECO60?

There is a guide for how to properly disassemble an ECO60 and install the replacement parts that are provided in the repair kit. Contact BWC application engineers for this documentation.

How can I determine if ECO60 will work for my application?

Contact BWC application engineers for free technical advice on your application.

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