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Hytec Group linear actuators 
EMC linear actuator:




  • Hygenic design provides high resistance to chemicals and cleaning agents
  • Tight sealing against dirt and water from the outside and lubricant discharge from the cylinder, with IP65 degree of protection 
  • Optimised lubrication concept provides optional connection to a central lubrication system, reducing downtime
  • High-precision ball screw assemblies enable cost-effective high performance 
  • Complete modular system with a high degree of variability makes them adaptable to customer applications
  • A complete ready to install and switch on system (plug-and-play)
  • An intelligent drive system for free programmability and implementing complex traversing profiles


Technical data summary:


  • Basic dynamic load rating (Cdyn): 2.5 to 93 kN
  • Axial force: up to 56 kN (tension/compression)
  • Maximum traversing speed: 1.6 m/s
  • Stroke: up to 1,500 mm
  • Protection class: IP54, optionally IP65
EMC – HD linear actuators:




  • High energy efficiency and low environmental impact
  • Zero leakages
  • Simple & robust design for a long service life in tough environments
  • Completely modular with variability for high application flexibility
  • Exact positioning, high dynamics, powerful drive and long service life by using high-precision linear screw drives
  • Optional connection to a central lubrication system reduces downtime
  • Low design and installation costs – plug-and-play system
  • Intelligent drive system for free programmability and implementing complex traversing profiles


Technical data summary:
  • Basic dynamic load rating (Cdyn): 50 to 470 kN
  • Axial force: up to 290 kN (tension/compression)
  • Maximum traversing speed: 1 m/s
  • Stroke: up to 1,700 mm
  • Protection class: IP65

Linear actuator applications

The mechanics of the linear actuators are based on established planetary or ball screw assemblies, available in various sizes and leads. Linear actuators from Hytec Group are powerful alternatives to pneumatic cylinders, and provide significant benefits in terms of energy efficiency.

They also have greater flexibility, which is achieved through higher thrust and variable speeds. Our range is well suited for typical motion applications, including handling tasks. 

Heavy duty linear actuator applications:

Some examples of applications that use of heavy duty linear actuators include:

  • Servo presses and forming technology
  • Joining technology
  • Thermoforming
  • Injection moulding and blow moulding machines
  • Woodworking machines
  • Assembly and handling technology
  • Packaging machines and conveyor systems
  • Testing and laboratory equipment
  • Simulators
  • Special purpose machines


Basic linear actuator applications:

A few examples of applications in which our linear actuators can be used include, but are not limited to:

  • Material handling
  • Feed systems
  • Test rigs and laboratory applications
  • Welding, bonding, thermoforming
  • Volumetric filling

High rigidity of the heavy duty linear actuators allows for precise positioning as well as high performance and dynamics. Users are able to integrate the linear actuators into intelligent energy management, seamlessly. This reduces power consumption and carbon emissions. 

Why change to linear actuators:

Machine designers who work on highly accurate systems must incorporate precise electronic systems. However, they also need to give the mechanical components equal consideration. Component sizing, linear guide and bearing design, ball screw and nut options, as well as linear module housing material are all critical factors to consider in order to provide the best accuracy possible. 

Standard linear actuators and heavy duty linear actuators from the Hytec Group encompass all these factors, making them the electromechanical cylinders of choice. 

Getting the linear actuator that matches your needs: 

Heavy duty linear actuators from the Hytec Group provide higher dynamics and precision, increased controllability and better mechanical efficiency than most fluid-power drives like hydraulic cylinders, for example. 

Because of linear actuators’ special characteristics when compared to fluid-driven technology, it is important that the requirements of the application be completely defined in advance. To find the most cost-efficient linear actuator for your application, you should be knowledgeable in the following parameters 

  • Integration in the machine
  • Travel range and overall dimensions
  • Environmental conditions
  • Loads
  • Duty cycle
  • Total cycle

Linear actuators are the perfect technological platform for building both mass-production and special purpose machinery. The comprehensive stockholding of linear actuators held by Hytec Group Companies like Tectra Automation, means that Hytec always has the best linear actuator solution for your requirements, suited to your manufacturing, industrial or engineering application. 

As the exclusive supplier of Bosch Rexroth products and systems in southern Africa, the Hytec Group provides access to a comprehensive online training programme – developed and facilitated by Bosch Rexroth. Mechanical artisans; machine operators; maintenance, assembly and installation personnel; planning and design engineers and those in similar professions will benefit from our comprehensive hydraulics and pneumatics training programmes.