Special Actuators

Rotomation welcomes requests for special actuators because we understand how they can save our customers money by reducing cost of extra parts or engineering time and/or improving their product or process. About 40% of the actuators we produce have some non-standard feature that improves our actuator's ability to adapt to the load and/or working conditions in order to better fit our customer's application.

We stock blanks of many parts that can be modified quickly and easily to provide the majority of simple changes, usually with no effect on lead time. Complex modifications may require new parts and might take additional time for manufacturing, but are often justified. Moreover, special actuators sometimes require the development of completely new actuators designed around your specifications but based on the same principles as our standard actuators, which can be done in a timely manner also.

For more specialized applications or actuators that do not conform to the same principles of our standard product line, our expert team of design engineers will work with you to establish specifications tailored to meet your specific requirements, then they will design, develop and test a new product from the ground up if required. Whether you need one unit or thousands, we will produce what you need quickly and at a reasonable price.

We assign a special code in the part number of every special actuator that points to a unique bill of material that contains all the specifications and modifications necessary to reproduce a specific special actuator to simplify reordering. Upon request, we can also declare a special actuator to be proprietary to the OEM or distributor who ordered it originally to protect their investment.

Custom-made Actuators

If your application requires an actuator completely different from the products we offer, in form and/or function, we have a solution for your application. See a few examples of our latest custom-made actuators below.

AB32-B001
Custom-made rotary actuator designed to withstand very high operating temperatures,
featuring a square-broached shaft I.D. with hex-milled rear end. If you have any unique
requirements in your application, click on the image above to request a unique actuator design!
 
A2-B020
 Custom-made rotary actuator designed as a drop-in replacement for imported competitor's unit. If your current
actuator was discontinued or you are unhappy about its performance, price and/or your current
manufacturer's service and lead time, click on image above to send us a request for a replacement actuator.

Customized Actuators

If your application requires a simple modification to one or more parts on one of our standard units or you need us to make one of our standard actuators in some other material due to special environmental requirements, we'll be glad to help you. See a few examples of recent customizations made for some of our customers below.

Custom-made A752 compared to a standard unit
Custom-made extra compact rotary actuator, based on our standard A752
(mouse over to compare to standard unit)
 
A032-X010 thru-shaft air feed with rear manifold
Special A032 rotary actuator with thru-shaft air feed and rear air manifold
(mouse over to compare to standard unit)
 
Stainless A42 full
 Special stainless steel A42 rotary actuator
 
X12-B002
Special X12 indexing actuator with integrated mount flange, 8mm diameter plated shaft, and
pharmaceutical-grade PTFE shaft seal for clean room manufacturing environment
 
X3-X006
Special X3 indexing actuator with gripper adapter and integrated dual channel
air manifold, recessed end caps and custom shaft mounting adapter
 
Actuator Auto Run setup
Special setup for auto-run functionality - click on image for PDF instructions

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