Selecting the Right Type of Actuator

When comparing different actuation technologies, equipment purchases are often decided based on initial up-front purchase cost. Ongoing operating costs can far exceed up-front purchase costs and over time have significant impact on a company’s bottom line.

Evaluating the annual operating costs for different types of actuators provides a comprehensive picture of the Total Cost of Ownership. See how Kyntronics SMART Electro-Hydraulic Actuators (SHA) compare to traditional hydraulic power units (HPUs) with hydraulic cylinders.

Selecting the Right Type of Actuator - Kyntronics

Annual Operating Cost Comparison

Kyntronics SMART Electro-Hydraulic Actuator (SHA) vs. Traditional Hydraulic System (HPU)
 
Kyntronics SMART Electro-Hydraulic Actuator (SHA) vs. Traditional Hydraulic System (HPU)


Until now, there were two actuation options: Electro-Mechanical Actuators (EMAs) or Hydraulics.  What if you could combine the benefits of both and eliminate their challenges?

Electro-Mechanical Actuator Benefits

  • Kyntronics All-in-One SMART Electro-Hydraulic Actuator (SHA)
    Power on demand
  • Precisely control in 4 quadrants
  • Clean operation - No leaks
  • Fieldbus
  • Diagnostics

Electro-Mechanical Actuator Challenges

  • Metal-to-metal wear
  • Susceptible to damage from shock loads and side loads
  • Requires regular maintenance / Lubrication
  • Expensive and large at higher load ratings
  • Backlash and back-drivable

Hydraulic Benefits

  • Robust - Proven technology
  • High force density
  • Shock load and side load tolerant
  • Fluid characteristics
  • Cost effective
  • Ingress protection

Hydraulic Challenges

  • Environmentally unfriendly - prone to leaks (messy)
  • Energy inefficient and noisy
  • Difficult to control
  • HPUs take of valuable space
  • Requires excessive maintenance
  • High operating costs


The Kyntronics SMART Electro-Hydraulic Actuator Accomplishes All This and More!

The Kyntronics SMART Electro-Hydraulic Actuator supports sustainable manufacturing by reducing environmental risk, lowering energy consumption, improving employee safety, and reducing operating expenses.
 

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Contact Valin at (855) 737-4716 or fill out our online form to find out how much you can save by converting from traditional hydraulics to the All-In-One Kyntronics SMART Electro-Hydraulic Actuator.