SmartAct Actuators break the mould when it comes to materials used.

SmartAct Actuators break the mould when it comes to materials used.

At the Smart Actuator Company, we believe in using the best and most applicable materials for the manufacturing of our products. Have you ever wondered what materials SmartAct use and why? We put a lot of thought into our Innovative products and their material science. We decided to use some very modern manufacturing materials and processes to go with our Smart Technology Innovation.

SmartAct Medium 40 - 100 Nm Electric Actuator
Medium SmartAct Actuator

In doing this we ensure that our Actuators not only look amazing but perform amazingly too, accompanied with robustness and reliability while still delivering a massive 75% energy saving over other traditional electric actuators.

All our Actuators are located worldwide in very diverse Industrial complexes, so it is imperative that they can cope in a variety of climates and conditions.

Within these locations we ensure that our Actuators are Intrinsically Safe as directed by SIL Standards. We are currently Self-Certified to level 2 of 4.

Locations we have SmartAct Actuators performing in include: –

  • Sub Sea, Off Shore Rigs and Submerged Pipe lines
  • Food Processing sites
  • Waste Management sites
  • Water Purification systems
  • Zoos and Public attractions
  • Fire Suppression systems

The main body of our Small and Medium Actuators are moulded from a Nylon 66 compound, that is a cousin to the Kevlar compound which has similar properties to Mild Steel.

Nylon 66 has approximately 40% Glass Fibre content that gives it a structural stability and robustness.

This compound has been used for Aerospace projects, Military uses such as Armour Plating both for Vehicles and Personnel, and many more applications that require such strong compositions.

The benefits for using Nylon 66 are: –

SmartAct Small Actuator
  • Lighter in weight
  • Faster manufacturing time
  • No single use (Recyclable)
  • Extremely robust and durable
  • More cost effective
  • Corrosion free

The SmartAct Small Actuator Lid is moulded from Nylon 12, which has similar characteristics to Nylon 66.

The Small Actuator Lid design is translucent, as we want our customers to see the internal workings of the Actuator, it also helps when checking the relevant degree angle that the Actuator has turned. The Lid also has a Magnifying Glass built in to aid the Degree Angle view.

SmartAct Actuators use a series of internal Gears that produce the final output torque and drive. The exact design and how the gears are in position cannot be disclosed due to our patent. However, their composition can be explained, as the gears are self-lubricated and are made from Acetal which has a Molybdenum/PTFE make up.

The internal worm, worm wheel, centre gear, handle, internal walls and plates are made from Nylon 66, Delrin 500 or Acetal. Delrin 500 gives a good smooth surface structure and the Acetal gives extra stability whilst allowing some flexing in the Actuator movements.

The Benefits of using Acetal/Molybdenum/PTFE for Gears are: –

  • Self-Lubricating
  • Longer life cycle
  • Lighter in weight
  • Faster manufacturing times
  • More cost effective
  • Many colour options available
  • Corrosion free

Our customers don’t always just love our robust durable material science they also love how easy the SmartAct Actuators are to install and set up too.

Our latest Distributor appointed in India has just received their first consignment of Medium SmartAct Actuators and immediately responded with this testimonial: –

We have successfully tested one of 40Nm Actuator. It was an awesome experience for us to use this type of Smart Actuator for the first time and really its Smart as per the name and simple to operate” Smart material science and smart technology made simple keeps our customers happy.

Content created by Ian Hughes. Edited by Tonya O’Donnell