GLA1500-N High Force Low-Noise 12V DC Linear Actuator

NEW  Hall-sensor encoder feedback versions of this actuator model are now available from-stock. By using the internal encoders and suitable controllers you can accurately control the position of your actuator, or synchronise the movement of multiple actuators even if they are subject to different loads. Contact us directly to order these.
Custom options are also available, please contact us for more information

The GLA1500-N model actuator is a compact-bodied and yet high force actuator capable of providing a pushing or pulling force up to a maximum of 1500N (152kg, 337lbs). The travel speed is 10mm/s under no-load, reducing to 6mm/s under the full rated load.

This range offers exceptional build quality with an attractive mix of corrosion resistant materials used throughout the exterior. Uniquely for an actuator of its size and layout (with motor parallel to the output) the transmission uses two worm-and-wheel reduction stages, making it one of the quietest compact-body actuators available at its force level.

Typical applications include electrically operated doors, hatches, special effects and adjustable furniture.

Please see below for more product details.

£91.70 £110.04 inc VAT
In Stock
Group SKU: GLA1500-N

The GLA1500-N fits neatly between our smaller GLA750 and larger GLA4000-S models, perfect for applications where the load is higher but where space is of a premium.  

With an especially low noise output (even lower than the smaller-sized GLA200 and GLA750 models) these actuators are ideal for automation around the home, including electrically operated windows, cellar hatches and adjustable furniture. Operation at 12V DC means that the actuator can be driven from most vehicle batteries or by readily available power adapters. We also stock 8mm-pin steel mounting brackets suitable for this actuator.

The actuator body is rated to IP65, it may be used outdoors but should be shielded from direct long-term rain exposure (washing and the occasional splashes are OK). The surface quality of the actuator is excellent, ideal if you want to maintain a quality look when they are exposed. 

As with most of our stock actuators this model has built-in limit switches at the ends of travel, meaning the actuator should stop automatically at the fully retracted and the fully extended positions. 

Leads & Connector Options

The actuator comes with a 0.9m PVC-insulated lead as standard, this has two internal cores, red and black. The actuator will extend if connecting positive to red and negative to black, swap/invert the polarity to retract.

An option is provided for a DC (barrel type) power connector to be added (2.1mm internal diameter, 5.5mm external) on a 250mm lead, bringing the total lead length up to approximately 1.15m. Allow for one extra working day to process your order if a connector option is added, since these are soldered and insulated to-order.

We are able to supply custom wiring and connectors upon request, please contact us with your requirements if interested.

User Advice

To change the direction of travel simply swap the polarity of the DC power source to the two actuator leads (this may be achieved using hardware such as our rocker switch harness or GLA-CU-X3 remote control unit). By varying the input voltage between 0-12V DC it is possible to control the speed of the actuator. Reducing the voltage will also reduce load capacity (for example at 6V the actuator will have roughly half of the maximum load capacity at 12V).

This actuator is designed primarily for compression loads, it will typically work OK in tension, up to the same rated maximum load, but can be more susceptible to damage from overloading. Avoid shock or impact loads (exceeding the rating) through the mounting points which could damage the actuator. 

Due to the construction of the motor and gearbox of the GLA1500-N model this actuator is particularly vulnerable to damage if it is run at a voltage above the nominal 12V DC so please ensure that your power source does not exceed this. Running at a higher voltage than the nominal 12V DC will invalidate the warranty. A 12V lead acid battery is OK which may in practice be up to 13V when fully charged, but this should be an absolute limit. Mains adapters should be adjusted to 12V output maximum.

Ensure that the control hardware and power source are capable of providing sufficient current for the loads you expect the actuator to experience. We cannot be held liable for damage caused to connected hardware due to inappropriate hardware selection.

CAD models (STEP, IGS, Autodesk Fusion) of the actuator are available upon request.

GLA750-P 250mm Stroke CAD Model

Operating Characteristics
Motor:Nominal 12V DC, up to 40W
No Load speed:10mm/s
No Load Current:1.2A
Full Load Speed:6mm/s
Maximum load:1500N (152kg, 337lbs). The maximum load should be reduced if the load is not straight, parallel to the movement of the actuator. Longer-travel actuators are affected to a greater extent by off-axis loads.
Current for max. load:5.7A (do not continue to apply power to the actuator if the load exceeds the maximum rating, this would void the warranty and be likely to damage the gearbox or bearings)
Noise levels:< 48dB under no-load
< 50dB under full-load
Maximum duty cycle:25% (this is the maximum proportion of time that the actuator may be in operation for, up to 2minutes during any continuous stretch. The duty cycle should be reduced below 15% for average loads >1000N)
Life expectancy:Nominal 40,000 strokes

Please be aware that there may some variation in the operating performance from actuator to actuator, as a rule-of-thumb allow for a 5% difference above/below the given values. If you intend to use the actuators in sets of two or more driving the same assembly then you must ensure that the driven assembly is rigid enough to transfer forces between them effectively or else the output could twist and put excessive stress on the framework and actuators. If your structure is not rigid or needs to stay level throughout its travel (e.g. tabletop surfaces rising/falling level to the ground) then please get in contact to discuss automatic synchronising control options.

Actuator Build Detail
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GLA1500-N Actuator Dimensions

Installation length:This is the distance from the front to rear mounting hole centres when the actuator is retracted.

100mm stroke: 215mm200mm stroke: 315mm
300mm stroke: 445mm400mm stroke: 545mm 
500mm stroke: 675mm

Add the stroke length to the installation length to get the fully extended hole-to-hole centre distance (for example this would be 515mm for the 200mm stroke).
Mounting:Two 8mm holes. One is towards the end of the piston rod, the other is on the rear of the gearbox housing.
Body material:Aluminium, and nickel plated & painted steel. Enclosure rated to IP65.
Certification:This is a CE and RoHS compliant product
Operating temperature:-15°C ~ +55°C
Gearbox type:Two-stage low-noise nylon worm-and-wheel, as pictured below:
Limit switches:Two limit switches are installed at the ends of travel which automatically stop travel at the fully retracted and extended positions. The internal circuit is as pictured below (click on image to expand):
Wire length:0.9m, excluding optional DC connector cable which when added brings the total length up to ~1.15m.
100mm:  1220g
200mm:  1420g
300mm:  1670g400mm:  1870g
500mm:  2100g

If you have any queries about this item, including requests for bulk-pricing information, then please contact us.

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