GLA750-P 12V DC Linear Actuator with Position Feedback

Custom options are also available, please contact us for more information

The GLA750-P is similar in build style to our GLA750 model actuator but also features an internal 10KΩ potentiometer (variable resistor) connected to the lead-screw such that the position of the actuator can be determined. This enables the actuator to be used in applications where precise (up to +/-1mm) position control is needed, or where a position read-out is to be added.

100mm and 250mm sizes of this actuator model are available. The rated load is 750N (76kg) and the speed is 10mm/s unloaded and 8mm/s at the full rated load.

Read on below for more information.

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Group SKU: GLA750-P

The actuator comes with a 0.8m long PVC-insulated lead as standard (black external sleeve with five internal cores, one Red and one Black which are connected to the motor and three additional White, Blue and Yellow cores connected to the potentiometer). The connections and internal circuit are illustrated below. 

Use a multimeter or similar device to measure the resistance across the three potentiometer leads (testing the leads in pairs) at the fully retracted and fully extended positions, you can then assume that the resistance will change linearly with extension distance between these values. The blue lead is connected to the potentiometer wiper and yellow and white across the potentiometer. 

If you require custom lead lengths or connectors adding please get in touch

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. Shock loads through the mounting points should be avoided.

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 360) of the actuator are available upon request. Contact us with the size(s) and file formats that you require and we'll attach the files in return.
GLA750-P 250mm Stroke CAD Model

Read on below for more product information.

Operating Characteristics
Motor:Nominal 12V DC, up to 35W
No Load speed:10mm/s
No Load Current:0.8A
Full Load Speed:8mm/s
Maximum load:750N/76kg
Current for max. load:3.2A
Stall current:5.2A (the actuator should only ever be allowed to stall for short <1s periods)
Maximum static load:1800N (183kg)
Noise levels:< 50dB under no-load
< 53dB under full-load
Maximum duty cycle:40% (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 20% for average loads >300N)
Life expectancy:Nominal 40,000 strokes

Actuator Build Detail
Size:GLA750-P Actuator Dimensions  
Installation length:
100mm: 240mm 250mm: 390mm
This is the distance from the front to rear mounting hole centres when the actuator is retracted. Add the stroke length to the installation length to get the fully extended hole-to-hole centre distance.
Mounting:Two 6mm holes. One is towards the end of the piston rod, the other is on the rear of the gearbox housing.
Body material:Aluminium & Zinc plated Steel, rated to IP54.
Certification:UKCA and RoHS compliant product
Operating temperature:-5°C ~ +45°C
Gearbox type:30:1, three-stage spur gears, all-metal.
Limit switches:Installed internally at ends of travel (fixed-position). The circuit functions like this, in series with the red and and black leads:
Cable length:0.8m
100mm: 980g  250mm: 1200g

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

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