New high-force actuator

Louise Smyth

The RSX080 actuator is the latest addition to the Tolomatic family of high-force electric actuators. It is an economical actuator solution with forces up to 18,000 lbf (80 kN) ideal for replacing hydraulic cylinders. Designed and tested for a 100% duty cycle, the actuator is roller-screw driven for long, consistent life in demanding environments. Applications include pressing, punching, stamping, riveting, fastening, joining, injection moulding, and sawmilling


In addition to the RSX080, Tolomatic high-force linear actuator solutions include the RSX096 actuator (30,000 lbf; 130 kN). The heavy duty construction of both models includes tie rods and Type III hard-coat anodized aluminium or zinc-plated steel. A standard anti-rotate feature prevents the rod from rotating without external guidance.


Rated IP65 with an IP67 option, the actuator resists water from a light washdown and dust from outdoor environments. The actuator is also designed and rated for extreme conditions including cold-weather operation. A food-grade version, designed for volumetric filling and other high-force food-and-beverage applications, is made of 316 stainless steel and food-grade white epoxy to meet USDA specifications.


"The RSX080 is a smaller version of the RSX096, offering the same features, benefits and applications, but at a reduced force and cost to meet specification needs," said Aaron Dietrich, Director of Marketing, Tolomatic.


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