Lightweight linear actuators

Meet Xeryon's lightweight linear actuator: the XLA.

Designed for maximum effectiveness in space-constrained applications, it weighs less than 6 grams and is less than 6mm wide when fitted with its smallest (1N) motor.

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Driven by our patented ultrasonic technology, this lightweight actuator is not only very precise and reliable, it is extremely energy efficient, reliable and quiet.

Xeryon's compact XLA actuators are manufactured to deliver highly accurate motion in a very compact and lightweight body, which is essential for applications in medical technology, semiconductor manufacturing, and other precision-required and space-constrained fields. 

Benefits of Xeryon's lightweight linear actuators

Our lightweight linear actuators are extremely versatile as they are compact and highly precise, while offering long stroke lengths at high speeds. In addition they offer countless beneficial properties, many of which are especially relevant in tight spaces or applications which strive for maximum efficiency and portability.

General specifications:

  • Dimensions: starting at 22,7 x 14,8 x 5,4mm.
  • Weight: starting at 5,5 grams.
  • Stroke length (travel range) from 5 mm up to 300 mm.
  • Speeds up to 400 mm/s in closed loop and 1000 mm/s in open loop.
  • Encoder resolutions between 50 µm and 78 nm.
  • Driving forces 1N, 3N, 5N or 10N (ultrasonic piezo).
  • Lifetime >1000 kilometers or 20 million cycles.


Additional beneficial properties:

  • Option for integrated encoder.
  • Low power consumption (<5W).
  • Low voltage (<48V).
  • Self-locking (no power required to hold desired position of the actuator).
  • This leads to greatly reduced energy consumption and heat dissipation.
  • Noiseless operation due to ultrasonic motor.
  • Capable of slow and constant scanning speeds.
  • No magnetic field generation.
  • Back-drivable (actuator can be manually overriden without affecting lifetime).

In addition, the product is designed in such a way that there is no loss of accuracy over time. In other words, there is no wear-induced play. Combined with an extremely long lifetime, our lightweight linear actuators are sure to take your product design to the next level.

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For further details and full product specifications, please visit our XLA product page. 

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