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NAVAL RAILGUN TESTING

Description

The EM Railgun launcher is a long-range weapon tha fires projectiles using electricity instead of chemical propellants. Two Duff-Norton 150T Screw Jacks were used in this application.

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Homeland security

Description

Raise or lower security barriers to stop on-coming vehicles

Armored Vehicles

Description

Raise or lower bullet proof windows on armored vehicles, such as Tahoe, Suburban, Range Rovers, etc.

Products used

Linear Actuator MPD 500 lb. DC Actuator (TracMaster 500 lb. DC Electromechanical Actuator)

Tooling high-strength composite materials

Description
Four 35 ton actuators are used in a lifting assembly to convey tooling (die cast) components of high strength composite materials on a cart to a curing station. Curing durations may last from 4-6 hours at temperatures between 350 400°F.

Products used

Screw Jack, Unit: 35 ton actuator - LCM-9035-40B - 4X in U shaped layout with gear boxes clevis end with limit switch

Explosive materials inspection equipment

Description

Two actuators are used to lift (via a hand crank) the gamma ray equipment into position to x-ray vehicles for explosive materials.

Products used

Screw Jack, Unit: DM3502-197B actuators (special rotating 1 ton MS)

Orbiter Sling Set

Description

A trailer and sling is used to support the orbiter and shift weight to allow for maintenance work to be done.

Products used

Screw Jack, Unit: 5 ton rotating ball screw actuator with 1 inch lead

Satelite Dish Antennas

Description

This application involves the positioning of large commercial satellite dish antennas requiring a precise lock onto a satellite in orbit. Anti-backlash units are used in this type of application due to the need for greater accuracy.

Products used

Screw Jack, Unit Three 20 ton ball screw actuators

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