XLA™ Linear Actuators
The XLA™ Linear Actuators are the most robust of all standard Signature Motion stages to date! There are two standard frame sizes including the XLA™ 9 and the larger XLA™ 15.
The XLA™ actuators were designed as standalone Y-axis motion stages for gantry applications and they are extremely rigid, eliminating the cost of structural support over longer spans. They are constructed for a wide variety of applications requiring ultra-high capacity in a compact envelope and can provide exceptional structural strength even when used without support. The linear profile rail guides and ball screw drive mechanism provide very accurate and repeatable motion.
• Ball Screw Drive and Profile Rail Linear Guides
• Low Coefficient of Friction
• Solid and Stiff Construction Materials
• Precise and Repeatable
The XLA™ 9 has a static capacity exceeding 3,500 lbs. and a dynamic capacity of more than 2,300 lbs. based upon 2 million inches of travel life in a unit with an envelope of 1.99" tall and 3.75" wide.
The XLA™ 15 has a static capacity exceeding 14,000 lbs. and a dynamic capacity of more than 9,500 lbs. based on 2 million inches of travel life in a unit with an envelope of less than 3" tall and 6" wide.
Moment Load Compensation™ negates the effects of applied moment, instead making offset loads into an equivalent vertical load. Moment Load Compensation™ makes slide life easy to calculate and consistent.
The actuator travel length can be specified in any 1" increment. The XLA 9 has a minimum stroke of 3" and a maximum stroke of 34" while the XLA 15 can be between 3" minimum and 99" maximum. Custom length XLA 15 actuators have a theoretical maximum length of 110" and can be manufactured under close Bishop-Wisecarver engineering support. Excessively long travel lengths require very long unsupported ball screws and screw whip vibrations will limit the maximum attainable speed.
The XLA™ actuators are built using compact T-slot aluminum extrusions that are designed to provide exceptional structural strength even when used without support. The XLA™ series is seen as a solution to cross-axis applications where the rigid extrusion enables the actuator to become a structural member of the machine without the need for expensive base mounting structures. This feature makes the XLA™ perfect for a cross-axis, or Y-axis, on gantry applications.
All XLA™ series products incorporate T-slot channels along the full length of the base. This bilateral channel allows for quick and easy adjustment of limit switches and other peripheral add-ons. The channels located on the underside of the base are configured to allow for simplified mounting into an X-Y configuration. Multiple axis units can be easily joined without the need for additional mounting plates. The mounting holes in the XLA™ carriage match mounting holes in the XLA™ base. The XLA™ can be mounted in X-Y and Z configurations with the optional Z bracket.
A close examination of the top carriage mounting pattern reveals a unique top-down or bottom-up mounting method to make attachment of your devices to the XLA™ a simple, versatile process.
The XLA™ actuators incorporate an anodized 6061-T6 aluminum base and are constructed with carbon steel screws, fasteners and components. Stainless steel options are available. Upon special request, XLA™ can be configured with a stainless steel ball screws, profile guide rails, and end support bearings for additional environmental corrosion resistance.
• 5mm lead and 10mm lead options
• Ball screw drive
• Home and limit switches
XLA Product Number Schemes
Dimensional Drawing for XLA9
Dimensional Drawing for XLA15
Load Capacity Ratings
Dynamic Load Capacity Chart
Statlic Load Capacity Chart
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|CAD File URL||cadfile|
|Product Selector Position||7|
|Approximate Load||1-30 kN (225-6744 lbf), 30-132 kN (6744-29,675 lbf)|
|Do you need driven product?||Yes|
|Do you need curved product?||No|