- December 11, 2005, pffc-online.com
SCHAUMBURG, IL—THK America has formed a strategic alliance with Yaskawa Electric to offer a complete motion control package, fusing THK’s VLA series of linear actuators with Yaskawa’s Legend Servo Amp & Controller and Sigma II servomotors.
THK’s new VLA Actuators have fewer components and incorporate patented Caged Technology, a QZ Lubricator, and electro-mechanical components ensure long life, as well as smooth and quiet operation. VLAs are available in slide and cylinder types replacing pneumatic cylinders in many applications.
The software setup, “Legend Wizard,” prompts the user for answers via text-based questions that will quickly and efficiently generate the program code. The user now can accomplish the intended motion in just minutes versus hours or days compared to other offerings.