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Heavy Duty Electric Cylinder Accessories

Nook Industries offers many heavy duty electric cylinder accessories to accommodate any specific application.

Individual Accessories

Control Panels

Nook control panels are designed to match the motor when shipped from the factory. The control panels are acceptable to use in most industrial environments (including automotive). Functionality of the control panel can be customized to match any application. Spare parts are readily available.

Benefits

  • Matches the motor with no design time required
  • Acceptable to use in most industrial environments (including automotive)
  • Interconnects with other safety/control systems

Lubricant

Nook Industries lubricants are formulated specifically for each product and designed for peak performance in most application environments. NLGI #2 grease is formulated for both high and low temperature application.

ActionJac™ Worm Gear Screw Jacks require lubrication to operate efficiently and with maximum life. Lubricants are available for both high and low temperature application. If operating conditions exceed 200°F or -20°F, contact Nook Industries for alternative lubricants.

The jack gear boxes are shipped pre-greased unless otherwise specified. Before operating any unit, check the lubricant level. All jack housings are furnished with a grease fitting.

Enamel Paint

ActionJac™ Worm Gear Screw Jacks are painted with a unique enamel color blend. Available in 9 oz. aerosol cans in three different colors:

  • Blue P-5100-25
  • Red P-5100-26
  • White P-5100-27

We can provide alternative colors and epoxy paints upon request, including specific mil spec paints.

Miter Gearbox

Jacks may be used in multiple arrangements by connecting shafting, couplings and gear boxes to simultaneously transmit power to the input shafts. 

Miter Gearboxes are available in three sizes and straight bevel or spiral bevel gear sets.

Flexible Coupling

Jacks used alone or in multiple arrangements require couplings to transmit power to the input shaft. Nook Industries provides jaw type and flex type couplings for use with jacks.

Line Shafting

ActionJac™ LinkJac™ Line Shafting is used to interconnect the input shafts of ActionJac™ Worm Gear Screw Jacks used in a multiple arrangement. The shafts transfer the torque from the motor to the jack or from jack to jack. LinkJac™ is available in either steel Line Shafting available in standard lengths up to 144", or in aluminum Tubular Shafting with bonded journals of stainless steel available in lengths up to 196". Custom end machining and other diameters are available. Contact Nook Industries for information.

Handwheel

A handwheel is a convenient solution for manually operating a jack when using machine screw jacks in intermittent positioning applications. Handwheels are available in a range of diameters from 4 to 10 inches and can be adapted for use on jacks from the MJ series up to the 20 ton capacity model.

NOTE: Handwheels do not include a brake and therefore are not for use with ball screw jacks. When using handwheels with a jack that can backdrive (12:1 and lower) an additional locking mechanism may be required to prevent "creep".

Handwheel

From 4 to 10 inches for jacks sizes MJ to 20 ton.

Add On Accessories

These accessories can be added during the configuration process.

Bellow Boots

Standard boots are sewn from black neoprene-covered nylon fabric for oil, water and weather resistance and are acceptable for use in -30° to +300°F environments. Optional materials are available for specific operating conditions.

Rotary Limit Switches

Every motorized Worm Gear Screw Jack must be controlled so that power to the motor is turned off and the brake engaged before the limits of mechanical travel are reached. The ActionJac™ rotary limit switch senses extension shaft rotation and provides switch contact closures that can be used to control motors.

The ActionJac™ rotary limit switch assembly is mounted to the extension shaft side of the ActionJac™ Worm Gear Screw Jack opposite the input.

 

Counters

For precise position display, a range of digital position indicators are available for use with ActionJac™ Worm Gear Screw Jacks. These indicators measure the rotation of the input shaft and display a corresponding position in a counter window. 

The display value per input shaft revolution is variable and is achieved through a series of gear reductions configured to accommodate different jack ratios, lift shaft leads and travel distances. Contact Nook to determine actual readout scaling available for your application. Not for use with motorized applications. Long strokes may result in counter "rolling over."

RA Reducers

The High Efficiency Right-Angle Reducer is a compact, high quality worm gear reducer enclosed in an aluminum casted housing. The reducer mounts directly to the input side of the jack. Motors mount quill-style to a standard NEMA C-face. The High Efficiency Right-Angle Reducers are non-vented, oil filled, and maintenance free. They are rated at 85% or greater efficiency - allowing for a smaller drive and motor when compared with standard efficiency right-angle reducers.

Brake Motors

ActionJac™ Worm Gear Screw jacks and Electric Cylinders can be supplied with industrial quality. They include a spring actuated, electrically released braking mechanism that holds a load when the power is off. In normal operation, power is applied and removed to the motor windings and brake release simultaneously.

Motors can either be supplied with the brake wired externally to accommodate speed controllers, or internally for simplicity of use.

Standard motors are: 3 phase 208-230 / 460 VAC, 60 Hz. 1,725 rpm. Also available are single phase motors at: 115 / 230 VAC, 60 Hz. 1,725 rpm. Standard 3 phase and single phase motors are rated for 50% duty. Wash Down and Explosion Proof motors are rated for continuous duty.

NOTE: for inverter duty motors or additional options, contact Nook Industries.

Encoders

For precise position sensing at the input shaft, an ActionJac™ in-line encoder option may be factory installed between the motor and motor adapter or Right-Angle Reducer. This low cost option requires minimal space, leaving the extension shaft side of the jack free for clearance, for a rotary limit switch, or for coupling to another jack.

The in-line encoder's quadrature output design allows detection of both speed and direction of shaft rotation.

Compact Limit Switch (CLS)

Every motorized Worm Gear Screw Jack must be controlled so that power to the motor is turned off and the brake engaged before the limits of mechanical travel are reached. The ActionJac™ Compact Limit Switch (CLS) senses extension shaft rotation and provides switch contact closures that can be used to control motors.