Duff-Norton manufactures mechanical actuators (screw jacks), linear actuators, ball screw actuators, electromechanical actuators, machine screw actuators, rollerscrews, rotary unions (rotating joints), and air jacks. A mechanical actuator is a device used to apply a force, push and pull, or move to a position and hold by mechanically converting rotary motion into linear motion. Mechanical Actuators come in several variations: machine screw, ball screw, micro-miniature and high duty cycle. The Duff-Norton line of screwjacks (mechanical actuators) includes mechanical actuators (machine screw and ball screw) ranging in size from 1/4 ton to 350 tons, stainless steel machine screw actuators, micro-miniature actuators, high duty cycle actuators, motorized machine screw and ball screw actuators, electric cylinders and motor control systems. Accessories include miter gear boxes, c-face motor adapters, limit switches, transducers, visual and digital position indicators, couplings, ball screws and ball screw systems, and locking rings. Mechanical actuators are also used for raising and lowering maintenance platforms, opening and closing air dampers, oven doors and sluice gates, and adjusting tooling machine beds, cable tension and workplace tables. In addition to the broad range of applications and industries for mechanical actuators, they are also used as alternatives to hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
Stainless Steel Machine Screw Actuators
For harsh environments, Duff-Norton offers a complete line of stainless steel machine screw actuators in standard and special configurations for loads up to 100 tons. Duff-Norton Stainless Steel actuators incorporate all of the same features as Duff-Norton's standard machine screw actuators, but can be used in severe environments where other materials are inadequate. All exposed surfaces are made of 316 stainless steel including the lifting screw, housing, shell cap, worm and dust guard. Options include: anti-backlash and keyed lifting screws for translating screw models.
Duff-Norton offers a complete line of both standard and custom engineered stainless steel machine screw actuators for applications up to 100 tons.
Stainless Steel Hardware
Sealed gear cavity for to keep contaminants out
Anti-backlash and Metric Machine Screw Actuators are also available - contact our customer service personnel for more information