Actuators

Fife Actuators

Actuators are the thrust behind all web guiding applications. From unwind to rewind, whether manipulating a guide structure, positioning a sensor, or chasing equipment and/or webs; the thrust, speed, stroke, and precision of the actuator (hydraulic or electromechanical) must meet or exceed your process to ensure the results you need.

A Fife electromechanical (EM) actuator gives you the power to control your process. EM actuators provide accuracy and simplicity through clean, electronic operation while eliminating the continuous maintenance and upkeep required using hydraulic cylinder operation. With a wide variety of thrust, speed, and stroke models available, you have the flexibility to solve even the most demanding applications. All Fife actuators utilize a ball screw and nut design for low-friction, efficient operation. This also eliminates typical end of stroke sticking and/or the need for actuator limit switches.

EM actuators are sized and configured to your requirements. Whether your needs require clevis, spherical rod end bearing, or rectangular flange-type mountings, configurations are available according to your specifications.

The GMA Series of Electromechanical Actuators give you the thrust, speed, stoke and precision in a single convenient product. This new design includes the servo-center to efficiently position a guide structure, sensor, chasing equipment and/or web.

A single global design replaces and is backwards compatible to all existing Fife Actuators (including LAB-1, LAB-3, GAB-1, GAG-2 and GAG-3). This new, electromechanical design provides accuracy and simplicity through clean, electronic operation while eliminating the continuous maintenance and upkeep required using traditional hydraulic cylinder operation. With a wide variety of thrust, speed, and stroke models available, you have the flexibility to solve even the most demanding applications.

Fife Actuators are ideal for use with a Fife web guide controller and steering guide, displacement guide or sensor positioning equipment in, slaving, chasing, and unwind/rewind applications.

Key Features:

  • Ball screw and nut design for low-friction, efficient operation
    Clean, electronic operation
    Durable construction for continuous duty reliability
    Non-sticking end of stroke design
    No limit switches required
    Compatible with all Fife automated guiding and positioning equipment
    Sized and configured to your requirements

Specifications:

  • Actuator Max. Design Thrust Max. Shifting Speed Fife Web Guide Controller
      N LBS MM/SEC INCH/SEC  
    LA-9 110 25 25.00 0.98 CDP, DP-20/30, D-MAX
    GAB-1-2 424 95 49.4 1.94 CDP, DP-20/30, D-MAX
    GMA-1-3 / GMA-D1-3 531 119 38.9 1.53 CDP, DP-20/30, D-MAX
    GMA-1-6 / GMA-D1-6 1019 229 19.4 0.77 CDP, DP-20/30, D-MAX
    GMA-1-8 / GMA-D1-8 1309 294 15.1 0.60 CDP, DP-20/30, D-MAX
    GMA-3-3 / GMA-D3-3 798 179 43.3 1.71 CDP, DP-30, D-MAX
    GMA-3-6 / GMA-D3-6 1530 344 21.7 0.85 CDP, DP-30, D-MAX
    GMA-3-8 / GMA-D3-8 1966 442 16.9 0.66 CDP, DP-30, D-MAX
    LAB-8  12500  9219 27.9 1.10 D-MAX
    LAB-10-5 1661 373 24.3 0.96 CDP, DP-30, D-MAX
    LAB-10-7 2311 520 17.4 0.69 CDP, DP-30, D-MAX
    LAB-10-9 2955 664 13.6 0.54 CDP, DP-30, D-MAX
    LAG-10-6 1317 296 25.6 1.01 CDP, DP-30, D-MAX
    LAG-10-8 1664 374 20.2 0.80 CDP, DP-30, D-MAX
    LAG-10-10 2151 484 15.7 0.62 CDP, DP-30, D-MAX
    LAG-10-13 2880 648 11.7 0.46 CDP, DP-30, D-MAX
    LAG-16 55000 40565  67 2.64 DP-20/30, D-MAX
    LAG-17 55000 40565  67 2.64 DP-20/30, D-MAX
    AG-11-6 4085 918 31.8 1.25 D-MAX 2/VTB-60
    AG-11-8 5160 1160 25.1 0.99 D-MAX 2/VTB-60
    AG-11-10 6672 1500 19.4 0.77 D-MAX 2/VTB-60
    AG-11-13 8932 2008 14.5 0.57 D-MAX 2/VTB-60
    AB-12-7 5340 1201 26.3 1.03 D-MAX 2/VTB-60
    AB-12-9 6408 1441 21.9 0.86 D-MAX 2/VTB-60
    AB-12-11 8007 1800 17.5 0.69 D-MAX 2/VTB-60
    AB-12-13 9620 2163 14.6 0.57 D-MAX 2/VTB-60