Understanding Thrust Curves

Actuator Thrust Curves are very similar to Servo Torque Curves, but relate to linear motion performance instead of shaft rotation performance. All thrust curves show continuous and peak performance based on the coupled system of Servo and Actuator together. The following examples show the 2 exceptions to the previous statement, where the actuators limitations are taken into account.

Note: The continuous thrust region is where the system should be operated, except for short hard accelerations required in your motion profile. Sustained Operation outside the continuous region will reduce the rated life on the actuator/integrated motor system. Please check the specifications of each actuator for limiting factors such as mechanical critical speed and thrust limits.