Continental Profiles Actuators

CONTINENTAL PROFILES Electro Mechanical Actuator is a packaged system for direct conversion of electrical energy into controlled linear motion. The pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders along with their many accessories are replaced easily by this patented device with greater operational reliability than its fluid power counter parts. It is ideally suited for applications in remote locations and hostile environments.


Although Continental Profiles Actuator is a precision piece of machinery, its rigid construction will withstand the most severe industrial demands including extremely hot and hazardous environments. The actuator is of totally enclosed, weather proof and dust proof design. All parts of main driving mechanism are contained in a robust steel housing to which a TEFC flange motor is attached. The power of the motor is transmitted through a pin type coupling to the driving mechanism which in turn actuates chrome plated drive pipe in an axial direction. The axial support of the drive pipe is within the housing and the same is provided with a special seal at the end of the housing to prevent entry of dust.


CONTINENTAL PROFILES Actuators are available in wide range of sizes, the standard range provides thrust from 50 Kgs. To 3000 Kgs. ad strokes upto 1500 mm. Larger actuators can be supplied to accommodate loads upto 15000 Kgs.


Approx Force Kgs
Motor Rating k.w.
Approx. Velocity Mm/sec.
Approx Acceleration Mm/sec.2
Approx Wt. of motor Kgs
Approx. weight in kgs of actuator for stroke in mm
50 125 250 500 750 1000 1250 1500
15 17 20 25        
15 17 20          
15 17 20          
A 50 100 150 0.18 0.25 0.37 72 5

5 6 7


B 150 250 500 750 0.75 1.1 2.2 3.7 120 5 11 21 37 50
50 125 250 500 750 1000 1250 1500
  35 40 50 60 70    
  35 40 50 60      
  35 40 50 60      
  35 40 50        
C 500 750 1100 1500 2.2 3.7 5.5 7.5 120 5 37 50 70 85
50 125 250 500 750 1000 1250 1500
  100 110 135 160 185 210  
  100 110 135 160 185 210  
  100 110 135 160 185    
  100 110 135        
D 1500 2200 3000 3.7 5.5 7.5 60 1.5 96 110 150
50 125 250 500 750 1000 1250 1500
  100 115 145 175 205 235 265
  100 115 145 175 205 235 265
  100 115 145 175 205 235 265


Velocities of 60, 96 and 172 mm/sec in type A, B and C and of 96 and 120 mm/sec in type D are provided, on request.
The actuator force is identical for push or pull of drive pipe.
The above values are based on standard flange mounted motor operating on 415±5% volts and 50 Hz electric supply. Other type of motors are available on request.
The actuators with greater/lesser force ratings, non-standard stroke and velocities can be supplied to suit client’s requirement


Superior Features Of Our Design

  • The built-in patented thrust overload switch system makes it virtually impossible to damage its electrical or mechanical components.
  • Automatic compensation for wear, temperature change etc. is provided by the inherent spring load which remains after completion of the stroke
  • Actuation starts immediately and not until the motor has picked up the speed . It takes only about a second to actuate.
  • Push and pull force and velocity are constant unlike pneumatic and hydraulic systems which can be adversely affected by variation in pressure and flow.
  • Even in remote locations, installation is easy and in-expensive compared to the piping and support equipment requirements of pneumatic and hydraulic systems.
  • Power is consumed only during movement providing operational economy, minimum noise and minimum wear.
  • With no fluids to leak, the actuator can be used in a variety of environments for example cleanest such as food processing; hazardous such as high temperature and open flames; the dirtiest where maintenance is minimal or non existent.
  • The simple design of actuator has only three number of moving components. This results in savings on maintenance costs.


Application of Actuators

The actuator is applied whenever a controlled linear motion is desired including the operation of lever arms, cranks and slides.

Typical examples are:

  • Opening and closing of hopper doors
  • Positioning of conveyor system diverter gates, repositioning flap gates
  • Opening and closing of slide, butterfly and damper valves

More complex operations are readily implemented by the use of appropriate feedback signals. Position monitoring or movements to intermediate locations is accomplished by use of a position control consisting of pre-set limit switches. Other measurable parameters such as pressure, weight, temperature, and humidity may also be used for automatic control.
The function of actuator is analogous to that of pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders and therefore, its applications are virtually limitless throughout the industry.

The most common being manufacture of iron and steel, aluminum, fertilizers, cement, chemicals, sugar; all types of mines and quarries; mechanical handling at ports, refineries etc


Iron & Steel Industry

Switch points (rails), Signaling systems, Crane runway blocking, Slide and throttle valves, Bunker gates, Cover of Blast furnace, Pouring spout, Clamps on stripper crane, Dampers, Filtering machinery, Brakes for burden-charging carriage, Coke gate, Sinter bin slide gate, Chimney valve, Striker Bar Coke weight Hopper, Hoists, Coal charging car, Flop gate.



Loading funnel, Air door, switch point, Coking chamber doors, Brakes for haulage wagon, Wagon brake for wagon trippler, Bunker chute, Stocker load out gate, Refuse bin.


Ordering Information


  • Desired thrust – Thrust may be specified or a description of the required load system including dimensions and positioning of load may be provided.
  • Desired stroke
  • Desired mounting arrangement
  • Voltage and other relevant electrical specifications.
  • Any special conditions – your requirements, for example explosion proof installatio


Also Available

  • Position indication intermittent or continuous.
  • Hand wheel with electrical inter lock for manual operation

Note: The illustrations, drawings, measurements and weights are without obligation and subject to modification without Notice.