Curtiss-Wright expands FT Series product line

Curtiss-Wright Corporation expanded its Exlar FT Series™ universal electric rod style linear actuator product line with the release of the FT45 model.

The FT Series roller screw driven actuators offer high thrust, high speed and high robustness in a compact form factor, making them an ideal alternative to hydraulic cylinders. With continuous force rating to 178kN, speed to 1,500mm/sec and stroke lengths from 150mm to 2,400mm, the FT Series can be applied across a wide range of linear motion applications.

The new FT45 has a continuous force rating of 44.5kN, filling the gap between the existing FT35 and FT60 models. The FT45 features key enhancements over the existing FT Series frame size designs, including the largest FT80 model. It comes with the IP65 (min.) environmental protection standard on all mounting configurations. Its idler pulley design greatly simplifies motor installation and belt tensioning and maintenance. The removable front seal bushing design greatly simplifies front seal maintenance and replacement. The grease zerk fitting allows re-greasing of nut assembly without having to disassemble the unit.

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