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Modular design of your actuator to meet your specific requirements.

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Configurable mechanical interface to your application

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Possibility of complete metallic encapsulation for the most demanding environmental conditions

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Highest efficiency even with demanding force/speed profiles

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Extremely compact system – even with integrated electronics.

naXture unlocks unprecedented capabilities for electrified high-force actuation

naXture Story

naXture revolutionises the world of actuation

The inspiration for our actuators comes from nature: the characteristics of human muscles. This is the basis for a completely disruptive technology with which we are setting a new standard in the field of electrified actuation – with a performance profile that can be adapted to any application.

For the first time, naXture allows you to combine maximum efficiency with the capabilities that matter to you in a scalable arrangement. A pioneering actuator, ready for the challenges of Industry 4.0 and at the same time robust enough to withstand even the most demanding environments. And all this in a format that fits in the palm of your hand.

naXture building blocks

naXture always offers exactly the skills you need

Are you looking for high-performance actuators for high force or speed requirements in low mechanical power ranges?

Then you will find everything you need in our naXture platform. The modular design allows for scalable functions, which are freely configurable on the basis of standard components.

A selection of the configurable naXture functions includes:

  • Stroke, force and speed
  • Safety behaviour in case of power loss
  • Impedance characteristics
  • Actuator geometry and integration

For which force-speed profile should your actuator be optimised? Our sample selection tool uses this design criterion to give you an initial insight into which samples, based on the naXture standard components, are available for you at short notice.

Modules and Performance

naXture stands for new possibilities in customised actuators

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Electro-hydraulic converter

Electro-hydraulic converter

Our highly integrated electro-hydraulic converter is the core of every naXture actuator. Powered electrically and easily controllable, it provides the necessary forces and the movement of the system. The electromechanical coupling allows it to be used simultaneously as a measuring device for force detection. This makes sensors superfluous and enables highly dynamic control of the system.

Our highly integrated electro-hydraulic converter is the core of every naXture actuator. Powered electrically and easily controllable, it provides the necessary forces and the movement of the system. The electromechanical coupling allows it to be used simultaneously as a measuring device for force detection. This makes sensors superfluous and enables highly dynamic control of the system.

  • Electro-hydraulic converter
    Our highly integrated electro-hydraulic converter is the core of every naXture actuator. Powered electrically and easily controllable, it provides the necessary forces and the movement of the system. The electromechanical coupling allows it to be used simultaneously as a measuring device for force detection. This makes sensors superfluous and enables highly dynamic control of the system.
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Flow control unit

Flow control unit

The flow control unit determines the functions and the dynamic properties of the system. By interconnectings several electrohydraulic converters additional functions can be realized. Standardised valve units allow for a choice of operating modes – up to four different system behaviours can be implemented easily. A small fluid reservoir balances out temporary changes in volume due to temperature or geometry.

The flow control unit determines the functions and the dynamic properties of the system. By interconnectings several electrohydraulic converters additional functions can be realized. Standardised valve units allow for a choice of operating modes – up to four different system behaviours can be implemented easily. A small fluid reservoir balances out temporary changes in volume due to temperature or geometry.

  • Flow control unit
    The flow control unit determines the functions and the dynamic properties of the system. By interconnectings several electrohydraulic converters additional functions can be realized. Standardised valve units allow for a choice of operating modes – up to four different system behaviours can be implemented easily. A small fluid reservoir balances out temporary changes in volume due to temperature or geometry.

Output unit

Output unit

The output unit is the interface to the customer system. It can be flexibly designed – from mechanical power extraction to connection to an existing hydraulic system. The ideal operating points are adjusted by selecting the piston surface areas. A metallic encapsulation secures the system from environmental influences if required. This enables operation in liquid or gaseous media as well as autoclaving or cleaning with aggressive media.

The output unit is the interface to the customer system. It can be flexibly designed – from mechanical power extraction to connection to an existing hydraulic system. The ideal operating points are adjusted by selecting the piston surface areas. A metallic encapsulation secures the system from environmental influences if required. This enables operation in liquid or gaseous media as well as autoclaving or cleaning with aggressive media.

  • Output unit
    The output unit is the interface to the customer system. It can be flexibly designed – from mechanical power extraction to connection to an existing hydraulic system. The ideal operating points are adjusted by selecting the piston surface areas. A metallic encapsulation secures the system from environmental influences if required. This enables operation in liquid or gaseous media as well as autoclaving or cleaning with aggressive media.

Actuator housing

Actuator housing

The actuator housing serves as the central nervous system of the actuator and connects the electro-hydraulic converter with the elements of the fluid control unit and the output unit. The geometry of the components can be adapted to the conditions and installation space of your application – regardless of whether it is cylindrical in the hydraulic set or in the form of a ring around a rotating shaft. Any configuration can be integrated into existing mechanical structures with naXture.

The actuator housing serves as the central nervous system of the actuator and connects the electro-hydraulic converter with the elements of the fluid control unit and the output unit. The geometry of the components can be adapted to the conditions and installation space of your application – regardless of whether it is cylindrical in the hydraulic set or in the form of a ring around a rotating shaft. Any configuration can be integrated into existing mechanical structures with naXture.

  • Actuator housing
    The actuator housing serves as the central nervous system of the actuator and connects the electro-hydraulic converter with the elements of the fluid control unit and the output unit. The geometry of the components can be adapted to the conditions and installation space of your application – regardless of whether it is cylindrical in the hydraulic set or in the form of a ring around a rotating shaft. Any configuration can be integrated into existing mechanical structures with naXture.

Electronics

Electronics

The power electronics serve as the electrical interface between the customer system and the actuator. The module takes up the voltage supply and control signals for demand-oriented control. The high efficiency and low power consumption enable both a supply via standard bus systems and the simple implementation of batterypowered solutions. Depending on customer requirements, the electronics can be implemented directly in the actuator or as a stand-alone solution.

The power electronics serve as the electrical interface between the customer system and the actuator. The module takes up the voltage supply and control signals for demand-oriented control. The high efficiency and low power consumption enable both a supply via standard bus systems and the simple implementation of batterypowered solutions. Depending on customer requirements, the electronics can be implemented directly in the actuator or as a stand-alone solution.

  • Electronics
    The power electronics serve as the electrical interface between the customer system and the actuator. The module takes up the voltage supply and control signals for demand-oriented control. The high efficiency and low power consumption enable both a supply via standard bus systems and the simple implementation of batterypowered solutions. Depending on customer requirements, the electronics can be implemented directly in the actuator or as a stand-alone solution.

naXture advantages

The latest generation of nature-inspired actuators: naXture

Robust and compact

naXture actuators are particularly robust. They stand out thanks to their high force density and their long service life in particularly demanding industrial environments. Even with heavy dirt contamination, high accelerations or extreme temperature ranges, naXture copes perfectly.

Plug & Play

Each naXture actuator consists of standardised functional modules that we configure specifically for you. They can be quickly integrated into your existing manufacturing processes or implemented as a stand-alone system solution – for minimal integration and operating costs and a fast time to market for your solution.

Efficient and sustainable

naXture combines high force density with positioning accuracy and ultra-dynamic movement with up to 75 percent less energy consumption. With our in-house development and manufacturing and our strong regional supplier base, we offer a reliable, scalable and sustainable supply chain.

Sample tool

You don’t believe that all this is possible?

naXture meets your functional requirements in a way that is both customised and efficient. Our sample tool offers you an initial insight into the configuration options. The combination of two variants of our electro-hydraulic converter with differently dimensioned output elements already results in a wide range of configurations and performance data.

Beyond the example configuration used here, you can configure any system to suit your specific requirements. In addition to passive safety behaviour in the event of a fault, special force, speed or precision requirements, impedance characteristics or special requirements for integration into existing installation spaces, many special requests can be implemented at short notice.

The sample configurations listed here show examples of possible variants in terms of force and speed behaviour as well as travel for single-quadrant systems. Select one or more options and download your technical information sheets.

  1. Use the highest force FApp that will occur in your drive application under normal circumstances.
  2. Give this force an addition of 60-65% to receive a force Fmax allowing sufficient dynamics.
  3. Within the configurator, depending on the load profile, select an actuator whose FPmax is close to FApp, or refer to the previously calculated force Fmax.
  4. The configurator will now propose some actuators.
    If you cannot find any suitable suggestions, please contact us directly to discuss your specific requirements. Follow this link to enter your key data on the form provided.
  5. Download the technical information sheet and check your force-velocity requirements with the actuator’s characteristics.
  6. To check the velocity characteristic of the selected actuator, you can either use vPmax or vmax.
    Do not be confused if you do not have a double match. The optimization of the actuating speeds can be done later.

Of course, we will be pleased to help you with the interpretation of the values and any necessary adjustments to your application!

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    In addition to linear force-velocity characteristics, naXture offers the possibility of providing highly efficient operating points with only high forces alternating with only high velocities. Tell us the functional requirements with regard to forces, speeds and travels in your specific application. We will find the right solution together!

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