A fully integrated tandem linear actuator has been developed by Schaeffler that measures a world record 12 metres in length.

Developed for a French manufacturer of automation systems, the actuator weighs 1,190kg and has a total stroke length of 11,660mm. The system comprises a rigid aluminium support rail with two KUSE35 six row linear recirculating ball bearing and guideway assemblies arranged in parallel.

The system has a positional accuracy of +/- 0.1mm. The width of the carriage is 509mm, with a height of 200mm. The carriage plate is 1,570mm in length with a width of 500mm.