MTS Accelerates Growth With New Actuator Technologies
The new MTS DuraGlide actuators are made with a rod surface coating and proprietary finishing processes that meet RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) requirements, as well as improve actuator longevity and performance. By contrast, many actuator rods on the market today are finished with hard chrome electroplating. This hard chrome surface eventually requires refinishing through a grinding process that creates a toxic byproduct with trace amounts of hexavalent chromium, a known carcinogen. The MTS SureCoat rod treatment is non-toxic and also minimizes friction for increased motion fidelity and less energy waste during operation.
As hard chrome finishing of actuator rods is phased out through environmental legislation, customers will experience longer lead times and higher costs with fewer vendors capable of providing alternatives to hard chrome electroplating. MTS has eliminated these risks to manufacturing speed and customer delivery with the new actuator rod surface coating and finishing capabilities. The new actuators can be made much faster, so MTS can increase production throughput and offer greatly reduced lead times on both new orders and remanufactures.
"MTS takes environmental stewardship seriously and is always looking for ways to improve our products' environmental footprint," says Dr.
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Brian Ross, Sr. Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, 952.937.4000