ERD/IMA-S: Electric cylinders: stainless steel for hygienic food applications.

In the field of electric cylinders for stainless steel and hygienic applications, we offer four families as shown below.

ERD low-cost stainless steel electric cylinders

The ERD is an economical electric cylinder and is compatible with many NEMA & metric mount stepper and servo motors to create a flexible, powerful, yet cost-effective electric cylinder solution over traditional pneumatic cylinders.

Perfect for gating, sorting, diverting and product change overs, ERD electric cylinders offer these features:

  • 4 body sizes
  • Ball and acme screw choices
  • Force/thrust capabilities up to 500 lbf (2.2 kN)
  • Stroke lengths up to 24 inches (610 mm)
  • Guide and anti-rotate options
  • Stepper and servo drive/controller and motor solutions
  • IP67 and IP69K options
  • All stainless steel body options

For more technical information, please download the catalog on the right hand side.

ERD-SS2 Stainless Steel Electric Actuators

ERD stainless steel electric actuators are IP69K rated and are washdown ready.

The all stainless steel ERD actuator with integrated motor in protective enclosure (ERD-SS2) accommodates both servo (23-frame) and stepper (NEMA 17 and NEMA 23-frame) motors.

  • 3 body sizes
  • Ball and acme screw choices
  • Force/thrust capabilities up to 500 lbf (2.2 kN)
  • Stroke lengths up to 24 inches (610 mm)
  • Choice of stepper and servo drive/controller and motor solutions
  • Clean-in-place compatible
  • Simplifies and lowers cost of machine design by eliminating protective guards around standard actuators

For more technical information, please download the catalog on the right hand side.

ERD hygienic (3A/USDA approved) electric cylinders

ERD hygienic electric actuators are approved by 3A and USDA for food and beverage applications.

Tolomatic's line of hygienically designed all stainless steel electric actuators offer up to 7868 lbf (35 kN) and they are the perfect solution for food and beverage applications where higher forces are required for pressing, pumping, cutting or slicing.

  • 3 body sizes
  • Ball, acme and roller screw choices
  • Force/thrust capabilities up to 7,868 lbf (35 kN)
  • Stroke lengths up to 39.4 inches (1 m)
  • IP69K with all stainless steel construction is standard
  • USDA and 3A (#14159-1-2010) approved hygienic option for over food operation
  • Clean-in-place compatible
  • Simplifies and lowers cost of machine design by eliminating protective guards around standard actuators

For more technical information, please download the catalog on the right hand side.

IMA-S hygienic integrated stainless steel electric cylinders

The IMA-S is a hygienically designed integrated electric cylinder for the food and beverage processing industry. The IP69K hygienic design features a 316 stainless steel construction and hygienic fasteners and cord grips which allow for open machine designs and clean-in-place compatibility.

The product line also includes the IMA-SA model which incorporates an internal anti-rotate feature eliminating the need for an external guidance mechanism making it a perfect actuator for applications such as volumetric filling and pumping.

Feedback options include multi-turn absolute encoders (Hiperface DSL, Hiperface Sin-Cos, EnDat 2.2), incremental encoder, and a resolver to integrate with most PLC or control systems. IMA-S servo motor has simple integration with most standard servodrives. The main benefits of the IMA-S are:

  • Provides complete control over speed and position at all times
  • Hygienic design to allow for food grade cleaning and sanitizing
  • Resists corrosion with 316 stainless steel body
  • Provides IP69k wash-down protection with blue seals/o-rings and hygienic fasteners/cord grips
  • Improves performance, flexibility and efficiency in comparison to fluid power technologies