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HIGH PERFORMANCE ACTUATORS FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

Exlar electric actuators not only outperform competing technologies, they’re built to last. Our products are successfully installed in automobile and related component manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, China, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Poland and the Czech Republic. Our complete line of electric actuators give you the power and speed of a muscle car, the flexibility and long life of an SUV with the efficiency and relative size of an ultra compact. And, with our small form and configurable solutions, replacement of your existing hydraulic and pneumatic systems is a breeze.

Linear actuation is a core technology for factory automation. Along with fluid power, electromechanical actuators have become increasingly important. However, air and oil systems are riddled with inefficiencies and are difficult to control. A comparison of the three actuator technologies (hydraulic, pneumatic and electromechanical) reveals startling benefits of electromechanical solutions when compared to to additional fluid power. In the automotive industry today, robotic weld guns represent the most prevalent linear actuator application being converted from fluid power to electromechanical.

Robots are used in automotive production plants throughout the world. The main application for robots is spot welding of stamped sheet metal parts. Accuracy and repeatability are important to guarantee a quality vehicle chassis as the foundation of the build. Electric actuators are replacing hydraulic and pneumatic versions because they have been shown to be more accurate, repeatable and long-lasting.

Related Applications

Bending - Today’s manufacturing processes require precise control, especially when the application requires bending definable angles in multiple planes. Exlar® actuators provide the accuracy and flexibility needed for the most demanding applications. 

Dispensing - Exlar® electromechanical actuators allow for precise depositing of adhesives, sealants, grease, and lubricants minimizing environmental damage and cost. Perfect for dispensing the exact amount of gel repeatedly to save cost in battery cell manufacturing.

EV Battery Manufacturing - Improving automation of the Electric Vehicle (EV) battery production process is the highest priority as the EV industry scales-up to meet the increasing demand. Partnering with the right company who manufactures high-performance electromechanical actuation products is critical to meeting that demand. Exlar® electromechanical actuators are globally recognized as a leading brand offering: high power density, precision, reliability.

Flexible Tooling - Intelligent, networkable electro-mechanical actuators from Exlar® provide precise, programmable force control for a wide range of factory automation tooling applications. Exlar actuators are an ideal replacement for less flexible traditional fluid power solutions, including both pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders. 

Pressing - Roller screw driven electro-mechanical actuators from Exlar are an ideal alternative to messy, maintenance-prone hydraulic cylinders in high force press applications. In a variety of related metal forming assembly processes, including pressing, inserting, crimping, and riveting, Exlar® actuators provide precise and repeatable force application over millions of cycles with minimal maintenance required. 

Robotic Welding - Exlar Automation’s integrated electromechanical actuators seamlessly integrate as the 7th axis on robots from a majority of the leading global industrial robot manufacturers.  Exlar actuators drive end of arm tooling for a wide variety of applications including resistive spot welding, fluid dispensing, and clamping. 

Exlar Automation has successfully integrated actuators with robot controllers from the following manufacturers: Yaskawa, Fanuc, Comau, KUKA, Kawasaki, ABB, Nachi.

Contact Exlar for assistance in configuring your application. 

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Success Stories

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Recognized leader in automated liquid dispensing systems replaces ball screw actuator with GSX series to improve the quality and life of their product, while reducing downtime and maintenance.
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The customer chose a Tritex II rotary actuator because it did not require purchasing and mounting a separate servo amplifier and control panel.
Industrial - Exlar, Success Stories
Exlar’s GSX series actuators are very compact, which allowed Osgood to actually reduce the amount of space in the machine for the motion control solution.
Industrial - Exlar, White Papers
German dispensing equipment manufacturer developed two unique new dispensing systems capable of accommodating low to high viscosity and even abrasive materials.
Industrial - Exlar, Case Studies
Special Machine Builder for German Automotive Market Converts Hydraulic Cylinders to Integrated Electric Actuators for Increased Control Flexibility and Reduced Maintenance
Industrial - Exlar, Success Stories
The Tritex II actuators were easily integrated into Seattle Chocolates existing PLC system and allowed them to pre-program multiple settings for their various product recipes.
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To meet increasingly tight positioning tolerances in the pressing process electric actuation was chosen
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The GSX Series provides a wash-down compatible, sealed design in a compact package. Replacing the fluid power cylinders resulted in better performance, less maintenance, and longer life.
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Videos

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Our Automotive Factory Floor Solutions animation shows our FTX, GTX, GTW, and TTX actuators and where they can help factories worldwide.
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Learn how we build our actuators
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Exlar® actuators from Curtiss-Wright are an industry leader in electric actuation. Our research, pride, and creativity shine in this short video as we highlight our top product lines.
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Our product animation for the FTX Series highlights product features and options available and shows you what makes the FTX an exceptional choice for a variety of industrial applications.
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Our animation highlights the features and benefits of Exlar GTX Series Actuators.
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Ever wonder about the benefits of changing your system from hydraulic cylinders to electric actuation. We have the information you need.
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Designed and manufactured by Mannetron. Featuring Exlar FT60 Series Actuators.
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White Papers

Industrial - Exlar, White Papers
When developing a pressing system for use in automobile manufacturing lines, the machine builder needs to maximize throughput while minimizing cost, actuator selection for these machines is critical.
Industrial - Exlar, White Papers
Hydraulics have been widely used for decades. Hydraulic leaks, inefficiency, and inaccuracy are just a few reasons people are transferring technologies.
Industrial - Exlar, White Papers
Linear actuation is a core technology for factory automation. A comparison of the three actuator technologies (hydraulic, pneumatic, and electric) reveals startling benefits of electric solutions.
Industrial - Exlar, White Papers
While hydraulic technology has improved significantly over the years, the performance limitations, inefficiencies, maintenance, and downtime headaches remain. Find out what you can do
Industrial - Exlar, White Papers
Putting together a motion control system that meets your requirements for speed, accuracy, and flexibility can often be a challenge. Find out what decisions need to be made to optimize your system.
Industrial - Exlar, White Papers
Curtiss-Wright/Exlar Automation discusses selecting the correct electromechanical system for your weld processes.
Industrial - Exlar, White Papers
Automotive manufacturers are reaping the benefits of implementing servo-controlled electric actuators into their manufacturing processes. Find out how electric actuators can affect your bottom line
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Brochures & Catalogs

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Whether you need pressing in battery pack assembly or dispensing in battery cell manufacturing; Exlar electromechanical actuators from Curtiss-Wright can meet your requirements.
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