PSA Series

PSA Series

Integrated Gear Motors

  • Sophisticated, accurate, and high performance
  • Shorter than many applied servo motors
  • Oil cooling option available
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The PSA Series integrated gear motors are an obsolete product and no longer available for sale.

Information in this PSA section is for historical reference only.  For new integrated gear motor applications, please see the SLG Series offered by Exlar. PSA Series actuators are perfect for challenging motion applications which require sophisticated, accurate and high performance motion. The PSA Series rotary actuators consist of a brushless permanent magnet motor optimized with an integral planetary gear set for maximum compactness. This compact design is frequently shorter than many commonly applied servo motors found in similar applications. Four frame sizes offer torque capability up to 2000 in-lb and speeds to 1666 RPM with 3, 5, and 10 gear reduction ratios available.

PSA Planetary Geared Servo Motors

Exlar PSA Series actuators offer you one of the highest power densities available in an electric rotary actuator system. Their unique design is especially valued in applications where weight or space is at a premium. We created this very compact package by tucking the front motor bearing into the planet carrier and putting the rear motor bearing into the motor armature. This patented design yields much more torque in a smaller package than traditional servo motor counterparts.

Brushless Servo Motor and Planetary Gears

The PSA Series is comprised of a brushless permanent magnet motor optimized for use with an integral planetary gear set. The motor uses neodymium iron born magnets and is capable of operating speeds to 5000 rpm. Brushless servo design and multiple feedback options make the PSA Series actuators compatible with nearly any manufacturers’ servo drives. This design is perfect for velocity, position and torque control applications. The planet carrier and output shaft is manufactured from a single piece of stainless steel and operates with a pair of oversized ball bearings on either side of the planet gears to assure long life, high rigidity and high side load capacity. The ring and sun gears are each made from a single piece of stainless steel and heat-treated for long lasting performance. Planet gears are also manufactured from stainless steel and heat-treated. The planet gears use precision caged needle roller bearings with a hardened and ground shaft forming the inner race, and the planet gear forming the outer race. This minimizes run out and bearing play assuring very low backlash, under 10 arc-min. Bearing friction is reduced which means your PSA Series actuator will maintain its backlash specifications longer.

Sealed Units

The standard case coating is epoxy powder coat, gray wrinkle finish. All models are greased with a synthetic lubricant containing EP (Extreme Pressure) additives suitable for gears and sealed to the IP65 standard. Viton seals assure maximum seal life and O-rings provide complete sealing of the body of the motor. For more torque and higher power on a continuous basis, an oil cooling option is available.

Standard Metric Dimensions

PSA flanges are designed to make retrofitting easy. They are available in 60, 90, 115, and 142 metric frame sizes with industry standard mounting dimensions.

Benefits of Servo Motor/Gear Reducer Combinations

Many applications require less speed and more torque than is economically available from a servo motor connected directly to the load. A gear reducer trades top end speed, which may not be required, for an increase in output torque. Optionally, PSA motors can be wound to operate at higher than conventional servo motor speeds to further optimize the design for high power and critically compact applications. A servo system’s performance is optimal when the load inertia is similar to the motor inertia. Frequently, instability and settling time delays result if the load inertia is high compared to the motor armature inertia. Gear reducers are the perfect solution for this common phenomenon. The reflected inertia, which is the load inertia as seen by the control system, is reduced by the square of the gear ratio when a gear reducer is employed. For example, a 5 to 1 reduction ratio provides a 25 times reduction in the reflected load inertia ratio, thus assuring stable system operation and optimal machine performance.

Planetary Gears – A Superior Choice

Through the uniform load sharing of several gears acting in concert, planetary gearheads are a very compact, reliable solution with high torque ratings, low backlash and low maintenance. Planetary gears stay well lubricated due to the mixing motion of the planet gears with the outer ring gear. A single drop of oil on one tooth will eventually get evenly redistributed over the entire gear set, which is not the case for gear reducers using non-planetary gear arrangements.

No More Clamp or Pinion Gear Problems

Add-on servo gearheads use a collar clamp to attach the pinion gear to the motor shaft which can easily be misaligned. By integrating our planetary gears within the motor we have eliminated all clamps, pinions and the associated problems.

No Need for a Right Angle Gear Reducer

In the past, right angle reducers were used when the shortest possible motor/gear reducer length was required. Because they use an extra set of bevel gears to make the turn, they are expensive and the extra set of gears compromises both positioning accuracy and working life.

PSA Configuration Options

Series Options

Custom Engineered Solutions to Fit Your Requirements

  • With oil cooling, the PSA Series actuators can typically operate at up to three times the nominal torque and power rating. The system pumps a small amount of low pressure cooling oil through the actuator, removing excess heat and lubricating the gear set and bearings. The PSA90, PSA115 and PSA142 actuators each has two threaded ports which are used for connecting the cooling oil lines (a standard feature on these sizes). Installation can be done even after the actuator has been installed should excessive heat generation unexpectedly occur during initial machine trials because additional torque or power is needed.
  • Alternative connector options to the standard MS type are available.
  • The integrated brushless motor can be specially designed for operation with amplifiers that operate on other input voltages such as 24, 48 or 125VDC.
  • Exlar can provide a wide range of output options. The shaft may be a standard keyed shaft, a smooth splined shaft, or an ISO 9409 flange may also be supplied. To extend the radial load capacity special bearings can be utilized. The standard actuator is supplied with metric pilot diameters and mounting hole patterns. Other pilot diameters and hole patterns can be supplied. A side mount option is also available.
  • Feedback options include encoder or resolver-based feedback configured for nearly any servo amplifier. Special feedback devices may also be incorporated.
  • Special materials can be specified for the housing. Exlar can recommend various materials and coatings for demanding environments including salt water, chloride, food processing and more.

 

If your application requires special OEM options such as brakes, special gear ratios or explosion proof design, these can be engineered. Please call us at 952-500-6200 to discuss the quotation and the longer lead time that applies to special options.

* Some options are not available with every configuration. For options or specials not listed above or for extended temperature operation, please consult Exlar Applications Engineering.

IP Ratings for Exlar Actuators

PSA Series

PSA60
Performance Specifications
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PSA60 Performance Specifications

Reduction Ratio

MAX
Output
RPM

Torque with Grease Lubrication

Short Stack

Medium Stack

Long Stack

In-lb

(Nm)

In-lb

(Nm)

In-lb

(Nm)

3

1666

15

(1.7)

28

(3.2)

36

(4.1)

5

1000

25

(2.8)

47

(5.3)

60

(6.8)

10

500

50

(5.6)

93

(10.5)

120

(13.6)

The values in this table are approximate. The type of commutation performed by the chosen
servo amplifier will affect the continuous torque rating. 


Consult the detailed motor information to determine the torque for your amplifier. These are
attainable steady state torques, and assume an ambient temperature of 25 degrees C. These torques may be exceeded momentarily, consult Exlar for details.

 

PSA90
Performance Specifications
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PSA90 Performance Specifications


Reduction
Ratio

MAX
Output RPM

Torque with Grease Lubrication

Torque with Oil Cooling

Short Stack

Medium Stack

Long Stack

Short Stack

Medium Stack

Long Stack

In-lb

(Nm)

In-lb

(Nm)

In-lb

(Nm)

In-lb

(Nm)

In-lb

(Nm)

In-lb

(Nm)

3

1000

33

(3.7)

60

(6.8)

86

(9.7)

99

(11.2)

180

(20.3)

258

(29.2)

5

600

55

(6.2)

100

(11.3)

143

(16.2)

165

(18.6)

300

(33.9)

430

(48.6)

10

300

110

(12.4)

200

(22.6)

287

(32.4)

330

(37.3)

525

(59.3)

525

(59.3)

The values in this table are approximate.  The type of commutation performed by the chosen servo amplifier will affect the continuous torque rating. 


Consult the detailed motor information to determine the torque for your amplifier.  These are attainable steady state torques, and assume an ambient temperature of 25 degrees C.  These torques may be exceeded momentarily, consult Exlar for details.

 

 

PSA115
Performance Specifications
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PSA115 Performance Specifications


Reduction
Ratio

MAX
Output RPM

Torque with Grease Lubrication

Torque with Oil Cooling

Short Stack

Medium Stack

Long Stack

Short Stack

Medium Stack

Long Stack

In-lb

 (Nm)

In-lb

 (Nm)

In-lb

 (Nm)

In-lb

 (Nm)

In-lb

 (Nm)

In-lb

 (Nm)

3

1000

97

(11.0)

153

(17.3)

213

(24.1)

291

(32.9)

459

(51.9)

639

(72.2)

5

600

162

(18.3)

255

(28.8)

355

(40.1)

485

(54.8)

765

(86.4)

1010

(114.1)

10

300

323

(36.5)

510

(57.6)

710

(80.2)

970

(109.6)

970

(109.6)

970

(109.6)

The values in this table are approximate.  The type of commutation performed by the chosen servo amplifier will affect the continuous torque rating. 


Consult the detailed motor information to determine the torque for your amplifier.  These are attainable steady state torques, and assume an ambient temperature of 25 degrees C.  These torques may be exceeded momentarily, consult Exlar for details.

 

 

PSA142
Performance Specifications
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PSA142 Performance Specifications


Reduction
Ratio

MAX
Output RPM

Torque with Grease Lubrication

Torque with Oil Cooling

Short Stack

Medium Stack

Long Stack

Short Stack

Medium Stack

Long Stack

In-lb

 (Nm)

In-lb

(Nm)

In-lb

(Nm)

In-lb

(Nm)

In-lb

(Nm)

In-lb

(Nm)

3

800

135

(15.2)

228

(25.7)

387

(43.7)

270

(30.5)

456

(51.5)

774

(87.5)

5

480

225

(25.4)

380

(42.9)

645

(72.8)

450

(50.8)

760

(85.9)

1290

(145.8)

10

240

450

(50.8)

760

(85.9)

1290

(145.8)

900

(101.7)

1520

(171.8)

2580

(291.5)

The values in this table are approximate.  The type of commutation performed by the chosen servo amplifier will affect the continuous torque rating. 


Consult the detailed motor information to determine the torque for your amplifier.  These are attainable steady state torques, and assume an ambient temperature of 25 degrees C.  These torques may be exceeded momentarily, consult Exlar for details.

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