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 the actuator one of the quietest available at its force level.
Typical applications include electrically operated doors, hatches, special effects and adjustable furniture.
Please see below for more product details.
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.
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.
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-X2 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.
As with any DC motor the motor may be run at a higher voltage than the nominal 12V DC however operation at higher voltages will invalidate the warranty. Experienced users who wish to extract greater power from the actuator (at their own risk) should abide by a practical operation ceiling of 18V, above which the motor, diodes and limit switches of the actuator would be significantly more likely to fail. Be aware that the current draw will be greater if the actuator is run at above 12V DC and the duty cycle should be reduced to help avoid over-heating.
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.
|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)|
|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 intending to use two actuators together to drive the same assembly connect them in parallel to the input current and ensure that the driven assembly is rigid enough to transfer forces between the actuators (so as to prevent twisting if one actuator is slightly faster than the other).
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|Installation length by size:|
|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.|
|Operating temperature:||-15°C ~ +55°C|
|Gearbox type:||Two-stage low-noise nylon worm-and-wheel, as pictured below:|
|Limit switches:||Installed internally at ends of travel (fixed-position). The circuit functions like this:|
|Wire length:||0.9m, excluding optional DC connector cable which when added brings the total length up to ~1.15m.|
If you have any queries about this item, including requests for bulk-pricing information, then please contact us.