Introducing Our IP65 Micro Linear Actuator Model PA-MC1

Introducing Our IP65 Micro Linear Actuator Model PA-MC1

Nathan Bong
Nathan Bong
PA Engineer

Versatility and an ultra compact design for micro linear actuators are essential for industry use cases with tight space constraints. Linear actuators often have a trade-off in performance capabilities and durability to achieve their ultra compact form factor. However, improving technologies have allowed for versatile micro linear actuators capable of handling outdoor use cases. In this product overview, we will be covering our recently released IP65 Micro Linear Actuator Model PA-MC1 specialized to handle all these requirements off the shelf while showcasing a few use case examples.

 

WHAT MAKES THE PA-MC1 SPECIAL?

Micro Linear Actuator

 

Check out what the new IP65 Micro Linear Actuators Model PA-MC1 can offer!

High Protection Materials and Ratings

Durable construction with the stainless steel stroke rod and a water-resistant IP65 ingress protection rating ensures high protection for the IP65 Micro Linear Actuator Model PA-MC1 to handle harsh environments. The standard models offer an overload protection feature and built-in limit switches to help protect our PA-MC1 Micro Linear Actuators from over-extending or over-retracting past the intended travel positions.

 

Versatility In An Ultra Compact Design

PA-MC1 Micro Linear Actuator

 

The PA-MC1 Micro Linear Actuator offers the smallest dimensional footprint in our collection as our smallest linear actuator. Despite its ultra compact size, the IP65 Micro Linear Actuator Model PA-MC1 offers a large range of force options that can handle a dynamic force ranging from 8 lbs to 39 lbs and static force ranging from 8 lbs to 56 lbs. The PA-MC1 offers a stroke range from 0.5” to 8” off the shelf and travel speeds that can go up to 1.85 "/sec unloaded (8 lbs force option) for quite a fast traveling actuator given its low current draw and ultra compact size.

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Compatibility Through Simple Operation

The standard IP65 Micro Linear Actuator Model PA-MC1 features a 2.54 mm 2-Pin Female Connector and operates at 12 VDC, simplifying installation and integration into existing systems. When fully loaded to its force rating, the low current draw of no more than 700 mA is also suitable for all the current ratings of our rocker switches and control boxes.  

 

Voltage

12 VDC

12 VDC

12 VDC

12 VDC

Dynamic Force

8 lbs

11 lbs

17 lbs

39 lbs

Static Force

8 lbs

15 lbs

24 lbs

56 lbs

Speed - No Load

1.85 "/sec

1.18 "/sec

0.71 "/sec

0.31 "/sec

Speed - Full Load

1.18 "/sec

0.75 "/sec

0.51 "/sec

0.24 "/sec

Current - No Load

≤ 200 mA

≤ 200 mA

≤ 200 mA

≤ 200 mA

Current - Full Load

≤ 700 mA

≤ 550 mA

≤ 500 mA

≤ 600 mA

MOUNTING BRACKETS

Mounting bracket

 

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The BRK-MC1 stainless steel mounting brackets are compatible with our IP65 Micro Linear Actuators Model PA-MC1, allowing for a simple installation process. The brackets are lightweight and offer versatile mounting options with the included 2x U-shaped brackets and 1x L-shaped brackets that work for either the front or rear mounting holes. Both styles of the mounted brackets allow 180 degrees of movement. For added convenience, there is also 1x 5-Pin Male Adapter included for ease of wiring the micro linear actuators. Please see our mounting brackets product page for more detailed information and specifications.

 

POTENTIOMETER POSITIONAL FEEDBACK OPTIONS

Positional feedback information

 

If you require the specifications of a PA-MC1 base model but with additional positional feedback, we also offer these through our custom ordered options. We offer potentiometer feedback options that can be used for controllers to read positional feedback information. Each of the custom ordered units will have a 2.54 mm 5-Pin Female Connector at the end of their cable.

The benefits of having positional feedback include the ability for controllers to be programmed with functions and code that allow for synchronization of multiple actuators, memory presets, and precision control. Our compatible control systems and controllers can be used with the PA-01 as long as they have suitable current ratings to handle the motor and compatible feedback.

Please note that the potentiometer models rely on the user to use the potentiometer position feedback to avoid hitting the extend and retract hard stops and do not come with overload protection or built-in limit switches. The potentiometer models support PWM compatibility, while standard models require 100% motor input.

USE CASES IN DIFFERENT INDUSTRIES

Both our IP65 Micro Linear Actuators Model PA-MC1 and PA-07 Micro Linear Actuators share many similarities and can be useful in various applications and industries:

We have many success stories of customer projects that used our similar PA-07, and we are excited to see all the new possibilities our IP65 Micro Linear Actuators Model PA-MC1 will bring in the future!

View the different use cases and industries that have benefited from our linear actuators!

IN SUMMARY

Our IP65 Micro Linear Actuators Model PA-MC1 has incredible performance for an ultra compact package while offering high weather protection for various outdoor uses. The standard model with a 2.54 mm 2-Pin Female Connector and options for a potentiometer feedback model with a 2.54 mm 5-Pin Female Connector simplify installation and integration into existing systems.

We hope you found this as informative and interesting as we did, especially if you were looking to use a micro linear actuator for your next project. If you have any queries or wish to discuss our products further, please do not hesitate to contact us! We are experts in what we do and will be happy to assist however we can.

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Natan Bong

Ingeniero y especialista en redacción publicitaria en Progressive Automations, Progressive Desk y Progressive Bed
Nathan Bong, ingeniero y especialista en redacción publicitaria de Progressive Automations, Progressive Desk y Progressive Bed, se encarga de la creación y revisión de contenido técnico, como artículos, hojas de datos, manuales de usuario, vídeos técnicos y estudios de casos. Como graduado de BCIT, tiene formación académica en ingeniería eléctrica e informática y, al mismo tiempo, tiene experiencia práctica en el trabajo con equipos y herramientas eléctricos.