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Curtiss-Wright Sensors & Controls Launches New High Force Electric Press Actuators

Curtiss-Wright

Curtiss-Wright's FTP215GILBERT, AZ. – Curtiss-Wright’s Sensors & Controls Division today announced the release of its newest Exlar® brand electric actuator, the FTP215. This high-force electric rod-style press actuator is designed exclusively for press applications as it offers forces up to 36 tf, making it an ideal replacement for hydraulic cylinders.

The Exlar FTP Series actuator allows machine builders to meet ever-increasing performance demands, while minimizing maintenance and downtime.  Based on planetary roller screw technology, the FTP Series offers very high force in a very small package.

With continuous force ratings to 36 tf (metric), 40 tf (short), speeds to 351 mm/sec (13.8 in/sec), and stroke lengths from 150 mm (6 inches) to 600 mm (24 inches), the FTP Series can be applied across a wide range of pressing applications.

The FTP215 features include:  

  • High capacity planetary roller screws offering up to 15X the life and significantly higher shock load resistance than a comparably sized ball screw
  • IP65S (min.) environmental protection
  • Idler pulley design greatly simplifies motor installation and belt tensioning / maintenance
  • Rigid circular front mounting flange simplifies installation

For more information on Curtiss-Wright’s Exlar brand of actuators, please visit http://www.cw-sensorsandcontrols.com or www.exlar.com.

About Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets. Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. The company employs approximately 8,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.curtisswright.com

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