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Localized power is defined by applying direct power to the prime mover at the point where the work is to be performed.

Regulating the power on demand — locally at the actuator — optimizes energy consumption, increases machine performance and reduces downtime. This is truly plug and play control. Line of use replacement, standard with localized power actuators, reduces downtime traditionally viewed in days to mere hours.

This philosophy is currently available in electromechanical products like the Parker Cylinder Division Series XFC and Series ETH actuators. See additional product information and links to technical material below.


Hybrid Actuation System

Product in development
HAS Hybrid Actuation System

The new Hybrid design combines the controllability of traditional electromechanical actuators with the power density, longer life and failsafe conditions commonly found on traditional hydraulic systems. The result is an improved actuation solution for 1-2 axis of motion control. Bore sizes ranging from 2" through 8" bore with no limit on stroke, mount or rod modifications.

Simple 2 wire DC units available now with larger AC units in development.

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Series ETH

High Force Electro Thrust Cylinder


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Provides the machinery builder with a suitable replacement for their pneumatic and hydraulic actuators with a plug and play Electromechanical solution. The ETH Electro Thrust cylinder provides increased reliability and control, with energy efficiency all in an economical solution.

  • Frame sizes ETH032 / ETH050 / ETH080 / ETH100
  • Screw pitch 5, 10, 16, 20, 32 mm
  • Precision Class 7 Ballscrew
  • Stroke up to 2000 mm
  • Traction/thrust force up to 56,000 N
  • Speed up to 1.7 m/s
  • Acceleration up to 15 m/s²
  • Equivalent dynamic axial force at a lifetime of 2500 km up to 24 390 N
  • Efficiency up to 90%
  • Position Repeatability up to ±0.03 mm
  • 2011/65/EC: Conform to ROHS
  • 94/9/EC: ATEX Equipment group II Category 2

Series XFC

Extreme Force Electromechanical Cylinder

XFC Extreme Force Electromechanical Cylinder

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Provide machinery builders with a High Force Electromechanical cylinder solution yielding high durability, long life, minimal maintenance, and low operating cost by utilizing heavy duty steel construction and high load capacity roller screws combined with Parker’s premier customer service.

  • All Steel Construction
  • Elastomeric Seals Throughout
  • Standard Metric Hydraulic Type Tie Rod Construction
  • Opposed Preloaded Angular Contact Bearings
  • Roller Screw Drive System
  • Inline and Parallel Gear Drive Configurations
  • Speeds up to 40 Inches per Second
  • Thrust Ratings to 80,000 lbs. (356 kN)
  • Anti-Rotate and Rotatable Rod Configurations
  • G5 Standard Lead Precision, G3 or G1 available upon request


Absolute Position Sensor for Industrial Application


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The evolution of position sensing technology has taken a smart step forward with the Intellinder Absolute Position Sensor design. By integrating a highly engineered sensor into either a hydraulic, pneumatic or electro-mechanical cylinder, this Parker design eliminates the time and cost associated with gun drilling, as well as unprotected external sensors with complex linkages. Cylinder feedback installation is virtually plug-and-play.

  • Sustains performance in applications exposed to vibration, dust, gravel, corrosives and chemicals
  • Remains impervious to electronic noise and has been tested to ensure signal strength in the most rigorous applications
  • Performs across a wide range of temperatures and provides long stroke capabilities of 20 feet (6,096 mm)
  • Features highly sensitive health monitoring to detect and diagnose potential cylinder malfunctions before they can disrupt operations

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