Product Used: LCA50 series linear actuator
Problem: Capsules manufactures >500 million capsules per year in various materials and shapes. Capsules are precut by rotating the capsule at high speed and pushing a cutting edge, applying a precise force, on the surface. Previous pneumatic actuator was difficult to adjust and needed constant adjustment. Life time was short and customer had to stop the production for some hours when replacing the actuator.
Solution: SMAC’s LCA50 was selected. Precise force control was the key for the application. The actuator can also be programmed with a movement at a predefined depth, and allows customer for easy set-up/change profile for various type of capsules they make.