Powerful linear motion

High-power linear action

Cascade Drives electromechanical linear actuators are made for heavy-duty applications where high load in combination with high speed are key features. Thanks to low internal inertia, acceleration and deacceleration use a minimum of energy. Unlike any other electromechanical actuators, Cascade Drives actuators can handle shock loads. Applications such as lifting, tilting and side shift are now possible to electrify.

Powerful

Revolutionary speed and load ratio thanks to low internal inertia.

Efficiency

The electromechanical mechanism allows for high overall efficiency. Regenerative features in vertical applications.

Precision

Micrometer positioning of rack thanks to built-in high-resolution encoders and motor controllers.

The Cascade Power lift for forklifts!

See the world's first 20 ton fully electric linear actuator in action.

Product features

Compact design

Compact solution for plug-and-play installation without the need for auxiliary mechanical systems.

Optimized load cycle

Acceleration, travel and deceleration profile curves are easily tailored for specific applications to optimize energy use.

Long life

Designed for life-long operation with negligible maintenance requirements.

Positioning

Options for unlimited predefined go-to-positions available thanks to built-in positioning encoders.

Fast

Superior travel speed allows for improved productivity.

Clean

No hydraulic fluids mean no risk of oil spills.

A fully electric forklift

As the industry is increasingly looking at fully electric forklifts we can now offer a replacement for hydraulics and energy-consuming lift actuators. These new electro-mechanical Cascade Power drives offer both lower power consumption and higher performance. With built-in energy regeneration capability, our drives provide even longer operation duty cycles.

Typical loads

200 kN

Stroke actuator

2000 mm

Speed

0.3 m/s (fork 0.6 m/s)

Voltage

550-700 vDC

Power

65 kW

Cooling

Liquid/water

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Pressure Booster

Cascade Drives electromechanical pressure boosters are designed for high-pressure applications such as Hot Isostatic Presses

The pressure booster has a superior load/speed ratio resulting in a reduced production cycle at the same time as it is free from hydraulic fluids.   

Technical specification

Typical loads

5-800 kN

Stroke lenght

50-6000 mm

(other stroke lengths on request)

Speed

0.06-4 m/s

Cooling system

Air or liquid-cooled

Control system

cdMotion

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Voltage

24-700 vDC

Operating temperaure

-30 to +60 ˚C

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