Exlar’s GSX and GSM linear actuators now offer Class I, Division 2 Certification, expanding the company’s actuator line for operation in hazardous environments. With this new option, the GSX and GSM actuators offer the same reliable product performance of the standard offerings, including a roller screw mechanism for efficiently converting electric motor power into linear motion. Now, the Class I, Division 2 certified GSX and GSM linear actuators provide a powerful and robust linear solution for use in locations where flammable gases, vapors, or dusts occur.
Ideally suited for process control valve and damper applications, Exlar’s GSX and GSM linear actuators provide continuous hold on the position of the valve stem or shaft. This allows for an extremely fast response to even the smallest command signal changes without overshoot—even when friction is present. This design results in improved loop performance and reduced process variability. To meet application requirements, the Class I, Division 2 linear actuators are also available with resolver feedback and handwheel options.