DRL II Series Compact Linear Actuators

DRLII Series Compact Linear Actuators

DRL II Series Compact Linear Actuators

High-precision integrated ball screw incorporated into a stepper motor for continuous high-positioning linear motion.

Available with or without guide, adjustment knob or electromagnetic brake. Reduces the number of components such as couplings and secondary external guides to make equipment more compact, quicker to install with less parts to order.

Built-in Controller (Stored Data) allows for easy networking and simplified multi-axis control.

  • Standard (0.72°) or High-Resolution (0.36°) Motor Types
  • Built-in Controller (Network Type) or Pulse Input Type Drivers
  • 24 VDC Input
  • Repetitive Positioning Accuracy
    • Ground Ball Screw = ±0.003 mm
    • Rolled Ball Screw = ±0.01 mm

Product Lineup

Actuator Type

Driver Type

Power Supply

Available Options

Thrust Force

Stroke

20 mm Linear Actuator with guide

20 mm (0.79 in.) Linear Actuator with Guide

Pulse Input

24 VDC

Adjustment Knob

15 N

3.3 lb

25 mm

0.98 in.

Built-in Controller (Network)

20 mm Linear Actuator

20 mm (0.79 in.) Linear Actuator

Pulse Input

24 VDC

Adjustment Knob

15 N

3.3 lb

25 mm

0.98 in.

Built-in Controller (Network)

28 mm Linear Actuator with guide

28 mm (1.10 in.) Linear Actuator with Guide

Pulse Input

24 VDC

Adjustment Knob

Electromagnetic Brake

30 N

6.7 lb

30 mm

1.18 in.

Built-in Controller (Network)

28 mm Linear Actuator

28 mm (1.10 in.) Linear Actuator

Pulse Input

24 VDC

Adjustment Knob

Electromagnetic Brake

30 N

6.7 lb

30 mm

1.18 in.

Built-in Controller (Network)

42 mm Linear Actuator with guide

42 mm (1.65 in.) Linear Actuator with Guide

Pulse Input

24 VDC

Adjustment Knob

Electromagnetic Brake

30 N

100 N

6.74 lb

22 lb

40 mm

1.57 in.

Built-in Controller (Network)

42 mm Linear Actuator

42 mm (1.65 in.) Linear Actuator

Pulse Input

24 VDC

Adjustment Knob

Electromagnetic Brake

30 N

100 N

6.74 lb

22 lb

40 mm

1.57 in.

Built-in Controller (Network)

60 mm Linear Actuator with guide

60 mm (2.36 in.) Linear Actuator with Guide

Pulse Input

24 VDC

Adjustment Knob

Electromagnetic Brake

300 N

67 lb

50 mm

1.97 in.

Built-in Controller (Network)

60 mm Linear Actuator with guide

60 mm (2.36 in.) Linear Actuator

Pulse Input

24 VDC

Adjustment Knob

Electromagnetic Brake

300 N

67 lb

50 mm

1.97 in.

Built-in Controller (Network)


 

Compact Linear Actuators

Reliable Design and Structure

Actuator Structure

The DRLII Series features a structure in which the rotor is hollowed out and the ball screw is stored inside. The rotation of the hollow rotor rotates the ball screw nut and by setting up an anti-spin mechanism* on the tip of the ball screw, the ball screw shaft is moved in a linear manner.

Because the ball screw shaft is stored in the hollow rotor section, the maximum stroke is secured with the shortest overall length. Also, a large bore bearing is positioned on the outer circumference of the ball screw nut in order to directly receive the large thrust loads generated in linear motion.

*Not necessary for the guide type.

High Positioning Accuracy

The ball screw nut is linked with the hollow rotor. Through the coupling rigidity and other aspects of parts combination, the impact of backlash has been minimized achieving high-precision positioning.

Repetitive Positioning Accuracy

Significantly Reduced Time Required for Design

The compact body houses the entire linear-motion mechanism. The use of conventional internally-produce parts is no longer required, thus reducing the time for equipment design and parts selection. Moreover, this reduces the time required for assembly and increases your production efficiency.

reduce the number of components

Stops Immediately Without Vibration

The DRLII Series compact linear actuators use stepper motors. Because this is a stepper motor, the positioning precision per step is high and the motor can be moved forward and back accurately.

Also, since the fine movement of the shaft (called hunting) does not occur when stopping, the stop position can be held correctly.

Stops Immediately without vibration


Application Examples

Guide Type

  • 20 mm (0.79 in.)
  • 28 mm (1.10 in.)
  • 42 mm (1.65 in.)
  • 60 mm (2.36 in.)

Guide Type

Compact linear actuators with built-in guide reduces the need for an external anti-spin mechanism further reducing parts required for designing your applications.

Ground Ball Screw

Ideal for applications where high positioning accuracy and low vibration are required, such as optical devices and semiconductor systems that use fine-feed pitches. The DRLII ground ball screw type achieves high reliability by maximizing the performance of a 5-phase stepper motor.

Rolled Ball Screw*

Ideal for general positioning applications where reliability and ease of use are given priority. It combines the superior thrust and resolution of the ground ball screw type with greater ease of use.

*Rolled Ball Screw type not available in 20 mm (0.79 in.) Frame Size

Standard Type

  • 20 mm (0.79 in.)
  • 28 mm (1.10 in.)
  • 42 mm (1.65 in.)
  • 60 mm (2.36 in.)

Standard Type

Compact linear actuators with built-in guide reduces the need for an external anti-spin mechanism further reducing parts required for designing your applications.

Ground Ball Screw

Ideal for applications where high positioning accuracy and low vibration are required, such as optical devices and semiconductor systems that use fine-feed pitches. The DRLII ground ball screw type achieves high reliability by maximizing the performance of a 5-phase stepper motor.

Rolled Ball Screw*

Ideal for general positioning applications where reliability and ease of use are given priority. It combines the superior thrust and resolution of the ground ball screw type with greater ease of use.

*Rolled Ball Screw type not available in 20 mm (0.79 in.) Frame Size

Motor Types

Rotor Teeth

High Resolution (0.36°) and Standard (0.72°) Type Motors

The high-resolution motors* achieve high accuracy and reliability based on Oriental motor's latest precision machining technology. The motor resolution is increased to double the level of a standard model to reduce the displacement angle against torque, thereby achieving high position accuracy. Frame sizes of 1.10 in. (28 mm), 1.65 in. (42 mm) and 2.36 in. (60 mm) are available.

In fine-feed operations by microsteps, the actuator will not operate until the initial motor torque exceeds the friction load. The high-resolution motor, with its high output torque, allows the torque to pick up quickly and thereby ensures smooth operation even with fine-feed.

*Ground Ball Screw Type Only

Accuracy

Adjustment Knob

  • 20 mm (0.79 in.)
  • 28 mm (1.10 in.)
  • 42 mm (1.65 in.)
  • 60 mm (2.36 in.)

Adjustment Knob option

The load position can be adjusted manually when the power is cut off. This function is useful during servicing of the equipment.

Adjusting with Knob

Electromagnetic Brake

  • 28 mm (1.10 in.)
  • 42 mm (1.65 in.)
  • 60 mm (2.36 in.)

Adjustment Knob option

The load position can be held when the power is cut off. Since the work will not fall in case of power failure or disconnection, you can safely use equipment in which the work moves vertically.

Brake Option

 

Built-in Controller (Network Type)

Built-in Controller (Network)

1. I/O

Because the positioning unit (pulse generator) function is built in to the driver, you can build an operation system using I/O by directly connecting to a switch box or PLC. Because a positioning unit is not necessary on the PLC side, space is saved and the system is simplified.

Connection Methods

Using a Switch Box - Because operating data is set in the driver, the actuator can be started and stopped simply by connecting a switch you have on hand. Control can be performed easily without using PLC.

Using PLC - When using PLC you can build an operation system by connecting directly to an I/O unit. Because a positioning unit is not necessary on the PLC side, space is saved and the system is simplified.

Using PLC and a Touch Screen - Normally, the actuator is started and stopped with I/O. Changing the operating data settings and displaying the monitors and alarms is performed with the touch screen using Modbus (RTU) communication. When there is a lot of setup work, changes can be easily performed on the touch screen, and the burden of creating ladders is reduced.

2. Modbus (RTU) / RS-485

Operating data and parameters can be set and operation commands can be input using RS-485 communication. Up to 31 drivers can be connected to each serial communication unit. Also, there is a function that enables the simultaneous start of multiple axes. The protocol supports Modbus (RTU), enabling connection with devices such as touch-screen panel computers and PCs.

3. Industrial Network

Using a network converter (sold separately) enables support with EtherCAT communication, CC-Link communication, and MECHATROLINK communication. Operating data and parameters can be set and operating commands can be input using various communication methods.

Programming Options (for Built-in Controller Type)

Data Setting and Extended Functions

Because the driver has the information necessary for actuator operation, the burden on the host PLC is reduced. The system configuration when using multi-axis control has been simplified. Settings are configured using a control module (sold separately), data setting software or RS-485 communication.

Data Setting

Operation Types

In the built-in controller type, the operating speed and traveling amount of the actuator are set with operating data, and operation is performed according to the selected operating data.

There are 4 operation types.

Operations

Positioning

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Continuous Operation


Group Transmission Function (via RS-485 communication or network converter)

You can configure a group of multiple axes connected using RS-485 communication and send commands by group. You can also perform simultaneous operation for multiple axes.

Group Transmission

PLS-OUT Output Function

Synchronous Operation Possible
This outputs signals with the same number of pulses and pulse speed as the command value.

The PLS-OUT signal and DIR-OUT signal (rotation direction signal) can be input to another driver to drive the actuator for another axis.

Used for Position Count
The command position to the actuator can be checked by counting the output signals.

 

Teaching Function

Teaching can be performed using the OPX-2A control module (sold separately) or the MEXE02 data setting software. Move the table to the target position and store the position data at this time as the positioning data.

Teaching Function



Network Gateways

Network Gateways

The communication protocol of the master controller, Factory Automation (FA) network, is converted to Oriental Motor's own RS-485 communication protocol. Connection to Oriental Motor's network compatible products is completed with one RS-485 communication cable.

  • Compatible Networks:
    CC-Link, MECHATROLINK-II, MECHATROLINK-III, EtherCat

*For use with Stored Data (Network) type

EtherCat CC-Link MECHATROLINK


 

SCX11 Universal Controller

universal controller

The SCX11 is a highly-functional and sophisticated controller equipped with program editing and execution functions. Use the SCX11 as a stored program controller to connect to any of Oriental Motor's standard pulse input drivers. The SCX11 is also able to control the motor via serial communications such as USB, RS-232C and CANopen.

*For use with Pulse Input Type driver.

 

RS-485 Communication Cable

RS-485 Communication Cable

These cables are used to link drivers when a built-in controller type is being operated in a multi-drop manner.

*For use with Stored Data (Network) type

 

Control Options - Control Module

Control Module

The internal driver parameter settings and data settings can be established and changed. They can also be used for speed and I/O monitoring, teaching, and so on.

*For use with Stored Data (Network) type

 

Control Options - Data Setting Software

Communication Cable for Data Setting Software

This communication cable is required for connecting to the computer on which the data setting software is installed.

*One FREE CC05IF-USB communications cable is available per customer, contact Technical Support for more information.

 

Mounting Plate

Mounting Plate

A dedicated mounting bracket for installation of the DRL Series actuator. Each mounting plate comes with mounting screws for fastening the actuator to the plate.

Model

Applicable Product

PADRL-20

DRL20

PADRL-28

DRL28

PADRL-42

DRL42

PADRL-60

DRL60

 

System Configuration

System Configuration

System Configuration



CAD / Manual Search

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Videos

Linear Actuator Demo

Actuator Demo

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Rotary Actuators

 

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