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5:1 Glideforce LD Linear Actuators

The Light-Duty (LD) series of Glideforce linear actuators by Concentric International (formerly Iowa Export-Import) are 12V DC gearmotors that use a lead screw to move a shaft back and forth along its length. The shaft will hold its position even when unpowered and subjected to static loads up to 250 kgf [550 lbs or 2500 N]. Two limit switches safely stop the motor at either end of its range, while integrated diodes allow it to reverse direction after reaching a limit point if the supplied voltage is reversed. The actuators have an all-aluminum frame and extension tube, and the entire case is sealed to protect against dust and water (rated IP65).

Glideforce Light-Duty (LD) series of linear actuators with feedback.

Glideforce Light-Duty (LD) series of linear actuators without feedback.

These actuators are available in several gear ratios and a variety of stroke lengths, from 2″ to 12″, and with optional potentiometers that are linked to the shaft position, for use in feedback systems. The table below shows all of the light-duty linear actuators we carry:

Actuator
Type
Max
Dynamic
Load
No-Load
Speed
@ 12 V
Max-Load
Speed
@ 12 V
Current
Draw
@ 12 V
Nominal
Stroke
Length
With
Feedback
Without
Feedback
Light-Duty
(LD) 5:1
15 kgf
[34 lbs]
4.4 cm/s
[1.7″/s]
3.6 cm/s
[1.4″/s]
1.2 A –
3.2 A
2″ LACT2P-12V-05 LACT2-12V-05
4″ LACT4P-12V-05 LACT4-12V-05
6″ LACT6P-12V-05 LACT6-12V-05
8″ LACT8P-12V-05 LACT8-12V-05
10″ LACT10P-12V-05 LACT10-12V-05
12″ LACT12P-12V-05 LACT12-12V-05
Light-Duty
(LD) 10:1
25 kgf
[55 lbs]
2.8 cm/s
[1.1″/s]
2.3 cm/s
[0.9″/s]
1.2 A –
3.2 A
2″ LACT2P-12V-10 LACT2-12V-10
4″ LACT4P-12V-10 LACT4-12V-10
6″ LACT6P-12V-10 LACT6-12V-10
8″ LACT8P-12V-10 LACT8-12V-10
10″ LACT10P-12V-10 LACT10-12V-10
12″ LACT12P-12V-10 LACT12-12V-10
Light-Duty
(LD) 20:1
50 kgf
[110 lbs]
1.5 cm/s
[0.57″/s]
1.2 cm/s
[0.48″/s]
1.2 A –
3.2 A
2″ LACT2P-12V-20 LACT2-12V-20
4″ LACT4P-12V-20 LACT4-12V-20
6″ LACT6P-12V-20 LACT6-12V-20
8″ LACT8P-12V-20 LACT8-12V-20
10″ LACT10P-12V-20 LACT10-12V-20
12″ LACT12P-12V-20 LACT12-12V-20

The actuators in this category below all have 5:1 gearboxes, which makes them our fastest but weakest LD actuators. They can lift loads up to 15 kgf [34 lbs or 150 N], and their maximum speed ranges from 43.9 mm/s [1.73″/s] at no load to 36.5 mm/s [1.44″/s] at 15 kgf.

Mounting brackets made from machined aluminum or stamped steel are available for attaching the actuators to a structure; two are required for each actuator (the aluminum brackets are sold individually while the steel brackets are sold in pairs).

Products in category “5:1 Glideforce LD Linear Actuators”

Pololu item #: 2317
Brand: Concentric
RoHS 3 compliant
Temporarily out of stock. See product page to backorder.
Out of stock.
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This 12 V light-duty (LD) linear actuator with a 5:1 gear reduction can lift loads up to 15 kgf [34 lbs or 150 N] and can withstand static loads up to 250 kgf [550 lbs or 2500 N]. It has a maximum speed of 43.9 mm/s [1.73″/s] at no load and 36.5 mm/s [1.44″/s] at the maximum load. Limit switches at each end make the actuator easy to control over its full range of motion. The shaft holds its position when unpowered. This version has a 2-inch stroke (1.97″ usable) and a feedback potentiometer that lets you determine where the actuator is in its stroke.

Pololu item #: 2316
Brand: Concentric
RoHS 3 compliant
Temporarily out of stock. See product page to backorder.
Out of stock.
Quantity:

This 12 V light-duty (LD) linear actuator with a 5:1 gear reduction can lift loads up to 15 kgf [34 lbs or 150 N] and can withstand static loads up to 250 kgf [550 lbs or 2500 N]. It has a maximum speed of 43.9 mm/s [1.73″/s] at no load and 36.5 mm/s [1.44″/s] at the maximum load. Limit switches at each end make the actuator easy to control over its full range of motion. The shaft holds its position when unpowered. This version has a 2-inch stroke (1.97″ usable) and no feedback potentiometer.

Pololu item #: 2319
Brand: Concentric
RoHS 3 compliant
Temporarily out of stock. See product page to backorder.
Out of stock.
Quantity:

This 12 V light-duty (LD) linear actuator with a 5:1 gear reduction can lift loads up to 15 kgf [34 lbs or 150 N] and can withstand static loads up to 250 kgf [550 lbs or 2500 N]. It has a maximum speed of 43.9 mm/s [1.73″/s] at no load and 36.5 mm/s [1.44″/s] at the maximum load. Limit switches at each end make the actuator easy to control over its full range of motion. The shaft holds its position when unpowered. This version has a 4-inch stroke (3.9″ usable) and a feedback potentiometer that lets you determine where the actuator is in its stroke.

Pololu item #: 2318
Brand: Concentric
RoHS 3 compliant
Temporarily out of stock. See product page to backorder.
Out of stock.
Quantity:

This 12 V light-duty (LD) linear actuator with a 5:1 gear reduction can lift loads up to 15 kgf [34 lbs or 150 N] and can withstand static loads up to 250 kgf [550 lbs or 2500 N]. It has a maximum speed of 43.9 mm/s [1.73″/s] at no load and 36.5 mm/s [1.44″/s] at the maximum load. Limit switches at each end make the actuator easy to control over its full range of motion. The shaft holds its position when unpowered. This version has a 4-inch stroke (3.9″ usable) and no feedback potentiometer.

Pololu item #: 2321
Brand: Concentric
RoHS 3 compliant
Temporarily out of stock. See product page to backorder.
Out of stock.
Quantity:

This 12 V light-duty (LD) linear actuator with a 5:1 gear reduction can lift loads up to 15 kgf [34 lbs or 150 N] and can withstand static loads up to 250 kgf [550 lbs or 2500 N]. It has a maximum speed of 43.9 mm/s [1.73″/s] at no load and 36.5 mm/s [1.44″/s] at the maximum load. Limit switches at each end make the actuator easy to control over its full range of motion. The shaft holds its position when unpowered. This version has a 6-inch stroke (5.9″ usable) and a feedback potentiometer that lets you determine where the actuator is in its stroke.

Pololu item #: 2320
Brand: Concentric
RoHS 3 compliant
Temporarily out of stock. See product page to backorder.
Out of stock.
Quantity:

This 12 V light-duty (LD) linear actuator with a 5:1 gear reduction can lift loads up to 15 kgf [34 lbs or 150 N] and can withstand static loads up to 250 kgf [550 lbs or 2500 N]. It has a maximum speed of 43.9 mm/s [1.73″/s] at no load and 36.5 mm/s [1.44″/s] at the maximum load. Limit switches at each end make the actuator easy to control over its full range of motion. The shaft holds its position when unpowered. This version has a 6-inch stroke (5.9″ usable) and no feedback potentiometer.

Pololu item #: 2323
Brand: Concentric
RoHS 3 compliant
Temporarily out of stock. See product page to backorder.
Out of stock.
Quantity:

This 12 V light-duty (LD) linear actuator with a 5:1 gear reduction can lift loads up to 15 kgf [34 lbs or 150 N] and can withstand static loads up to 250 kgf [550 lbs or 2500 N]. It has a maximum speed of 43.9 mm/s [1.73″/s] at no load and 36.5 mm/s [1.44″/s] at the maximum load. Limit switches at each end make the actuator easy to control over its full range of motion. The shaft holds its position when unpowered. This version has a 8-inch stroke (7.8″ usable) and a feedback potentiometer that lets you determine where the actuator is in its stroke.

Pololu item #: 2322
Brand: Concentric
RoHS 3 compliant
Temporarily out of stock. See product page to backorder.
Out of stock.
Quantity:

This 12 V light-duty (LD) linear actuator with a 5:1 gear reduction can lift loads up to 15 kgf [34 lbs or 150 N] and can withstand static loads up to 250 kgf [550 lbs or 2500 N]. It has a maximum speed of 43.9 mm/s [1.73″/s] at no load and 36.5 mm/s [1.44″/s] at the maximum load. Limit switches at each end make the actuator easy to control over its full range of motion. The shaft holds its position when unpowered. This version has a 8-inch stroke (7.8″ usable) and no feedback potentiometer.

Pololu item #: 2325
Brand: Concentric
RoHS 3 compliant
Temporarily out of stock. See product page to backorder.
Out of stock.
Quantity:

This 12 V light-duty (LD) linear actuator with a 5:1 gear reduction can lift loads up to 15 kgf [34 lbs or 150 N] and can withstand static loads up to 250 kgf [550 lbs or 2500 N]. It has a maximum speed of 43.9 mm/s [1.73″/s] at no load and 36.5 mm/s [1.44″/s] at the maximum load. Limit switches at each end make the actuator easy to control over its full range of motion. The shaft holds its position when unpowered. This version has a 10-inch stroke (9.8″ usable) and a feedback potentiometer that lets you determine where the actuator is in its stroke.

Pololu item #: 2324
Brand: Concentric
RoHS 3 compliant
Temporarily out of stock. See product page to backorder.
Out of stock.
Quantity:

This 12 V light-duty (LD) linear actuator with a 5:1 gear reduction can lift loads up to 15 kgf [34 lbs or 150 N] and can withstand static loads up to 250 kgf [550 lbs or 2500 N]. It has a maximum speed of 43.9 mm/s [1.73″/s] at no load and 36.5 mm/s [1.44″/s] at the maximum load. Limit switches at each end make the actuator easy to control over its full range of motion. The shaft holds its position when unpowered. This version has a 10-inch stroke (9.8″ usable) and no feedback potentiometer.

Pololu item #: 2327
Brand: Concentric
RoHS 3 compliant
Temporarily out of stock. See product page to backorder.
Out of stock.
Quantity:

This 12 V light-duty (LD) linear actuator with a 5:1 gear reduction can lift loads up to 15 kgf [34 lbs or 150 N] and can withstand static loads up to 250 kgf [550 lbs or 2500 N]. It has a maximum speed of 43.9 mm/s [1.73″/s] at no load and 36.5 mm/s [1.44″/s] at the maximum load. Limit switches at each end make the actuator easy to control over its full range of motion. The shaft holds its position when unpowered. This version has a 12-inch stroke (11.8″ usable) and a feedback potentiometer that lets you determine where the actuator is in its stroke.

Pololu item #: 2326
Brand: Concentric
RoHS 3 compliant
Temporarily out of stock. See product page to backorder.
Out of stock.
Quantity:

This 12 V light-duty (LD) linear actuator with a 5:1 gear reduction can lift loads up to 15 kgf [34 lbs or 150 N] and can withstand static loads up to 250 kgf [550 lbs or 2500 N]. It has a maximum speed of 43.9 mm/s [1.73″/s] at no load and 36.5 mm/s [1.44″/s] at the maximum load. Limit switches at each end make the actuator easy to control over its full range of motion. The shaft holds its position when unpowered. This version has a 12-inch stroke (11.8″ usable) and no feedback potentiometer.

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