Nook Industries Launches Actuator Controls

Cleveland, OH - March 6, 2007

Nook Industries Actuator Controller Provides Integrated System Control for AC Motors and internally wired AC Brakemotors

Nook Industries, a leading manufacturer of linear motion control systems and components, today announced the introduction of a line of Actuator Controls, precise, electronic controls that deliver high performance and cost-effective positioning for demanding industrial applications.

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The controller works with any AC motor or internally wired AC brakemotor and is designed for use with actuators such as the ActionJac™ Worm Gear Screw Jacks and Electric Cylinders. The controller functionality can be customized to match any application and interconnects with other safety and control systems. "The Nook Actuator Control is truly plug-and-play, wire-and-go," says Jim Mangan, Nook Industries Director of the Precision Actuator Group. "Design Engineers don't have to build their own controller we've designed and built it for utilization with a wide range of motors and linear actuation applications."

Front Panel controls and indicators include emergency stop push-button, main power disconnect switch (optional), extend push-button, retract push-button, auto/job selector switch and power indicator light. The Nook Actuator Control can handle motor capacities from ¼ to 15 HP and 3-phase 230-460-575 VAC induction motors with electronic brakes.

Utilize the robust and flexible interactive online Nook eCatalog to download 2D and 3D models of Nook assemblies - including Actuator Controls, PowerAc™ Acme Screw Assemblies, PowerTrac™ Ball Screw Assemblies, ActionJac™ Worm Gear Screw Jacks, ActionJac™ Electric Cylinders, ActionJac™ ILA Cylinders, MiniLift™ Linear Actuators, CC™ Compact Actuators, Modular Linear Actuators, MM Slide™ Systems, PowerTrax™ Linear Bearings, Pillow Blocks and Slide Systems, End Machining & EZZE-MOUNT™ End Bearing Supports - in all major CAD formats, including AutoCAD®, SolidWorks®, CATIA® and Pro/E®, at

Corporate Profile:

Nook Industries is a leading manufacturer of linear motion systems that are used globally in a wide range of applications demanding controlled motion. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Nook Industries is an ISO 9001-2000 Registered Company that is committed to quality, emphasizing continuous improvement, defect prevention, and the use of statistical methods and consistent training to ensure the quality of its products. Nook products are used by companies serving a wide range of industries including: military/defense, aerospace, communications, electronics, semiconductor, medical/diagnostic, automotive, transportation/tire, metal processing, chemical, food/beverage, forestry, packaging, paper, factory automation, tooling/fixturing, converting and instrumentation/analysis. For additional information, visit the Nook web site at or call 1-800-321-7800.

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Editorial Contact:

Agency Contact: Rachel Kerstetter 216.242.0415