Belt Drive Linear Actuator Kit

Empire Brackets

Belt Drive Linear Actuator Kit

Add some motion to your next project with Empire Bracket's Belt Driven Linear Actuator Kit.  With a few pieces of 80/20 aluminum extrusion, you can have your very own, custom length, low-cost linear actuator which is NEMA 23 motor ready.  Fully integrates into your existing 80/20 15-Series profiles.

Assembly required.

The full kit includes:

  • Timing Belt Pulleys (Qty 2)
  • Carriage Profile End Belt Clamp Kits (Qty 2)
  • Free Running Pulley Bracket Kit (Qty 1)
  • Driven Pulley Bracket Kit (Qty 1)
  • 80/20 Short Single UniBearing (Qty 2)
  • Miscellaneous Black Oxide Finish T-nuts and Bolts (Qty 1 kit)
  • Timing Belt (Qty 1)
  • 80/20 1530-LITE Aluminum Extrusion for Body (Qty 1)
  • 80/20 1515-LITE Aluminum Extrusion for Carriage (Qty 1; 6 inch length)
  • NEMA 23 Motor and mounting screws (Qty 1 - OPTION)


    Q1) What stroke is achievable?

    A1) Stroke is dependent on the length of your 1530 body extrusion and the length of your carriage.  To calculate your stroke start with the length of the 1530 body and subtract the length or your carriage followed by another subtraction of 6 inches for the brackets.

    Q2) What are the specs of the supplied motor?

    A2) The optional motor is a 4 wire, NEMA 23 frame, dual phase stepper motor.  Step angle is 1.8 degrees.  Current per phase is 2.8A.  Holding torque is 10.5 lb-in.  Should you wish to swap out the motor for your own, please ensure that you choose a NEMA 23 frame with a 1/4" diameter shaft.

    Q3) Is this belt drive compatible with 80/20 aluminum extrusion?

    A3) Yes.  The body and the carriage are both made from 80/20 15 series aluminum extrusion profiles and as such can be mounted with all the associated accessories, joining plates, and fasteners that 80/20 has to offer.  Should you wish to change the length of the carriage, or the body, all you would need is a new piece of 1530 for the body and 1515 for the carriage cut to your desired length.  Aside from the timing belt length, all other parts can potentially be reused and reinstalled on your new custom length belt drive.


    Notes on customization of Length:

    Belt driven actuator units come in stock lengths of 24", 36", 48", and 60".  Should you need a customized length, you'll need to purchase a custom length Timing Belt, custom length 1530 series aluminum extrusion for the body, and/or a custom length 1515 series aluminum extrusion for the carriage.

    Timing Belt:  You can use any 3/8" wide XL timing belt for this belt kit.  Add a custom length of timing belt to your cart here.

    Extrusion Body: You can use any 80/20 branded 1530 series extrusion for the body of your actuator.  Recommended profiles are: 1530, 1530-LITE, 1530-LS, 1530-UL, 1530-S.  You can add a custom length of 1530-LITE to your cart here.

    Carriage Body:  You can use any 80/20 branded 1515 series extrusion for the carriage of your actuator.  Recommended profiles are: 1515, 1515-LITE, 1515-LS, 1515-UL, 1515-LS.  You can add a custom length of 1515-LITE to your cart here.  Note: You will need to profile tap the ends yourself to use with the belt drive kit.  A 5/16-18 tap will be required to allow proper mounting of the Profile End Belt Clamps contained within the kit.



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