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  • The focus of our production spectrum at ADE is on development, manufacturing and marketing linear electric actuators and lift platforms for a variety of areas of application. ADE lifting cylinders and ADE lift tables are used in industry and trade, in medicine, aeronautics, marine technology, packaging technology and conveyor technology, the automobile and aerospace industries as well as testing facilities, simulation plants and solar power systems.
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  • DRIVE TECHNOLOGY

      • LINEAR ACTUATORS

      • For Industry and hydraulic steel works
          • Standard linear actuators series

            • Up to 80 kN
            • Up to a stroke of 7 m
            • Standard Product Series
            • Comprehensive ancillary equipment
            • special constructions

            General information
            The constantly increasing pressure to rationalise and automatise has allowed the demand for reliable, low maintenance drives for linear movement to grow rapidly in recent years.

            The ADE electrical lifting cylinder which operates on the spindle principle presents, in many cases, a technically and economically more favourable variant compared to the other drive systems, in particular due to the low susceptibility to failure and, therefore, offering greater operation security but also due to the low operation and maintenance costs arising from this.

            The built-in spindle is operated by an electric motor. With the spindle nut as well as with the precisely directed piston rod bound to it, the rotating movement is converted into a linear movement and transferred to the element to be moved.

            As a result of the closed construction, the device is insensitive to water, dirt and dust. Depending on the nature of the surrounding conditions, special materials, lacquering and possibly additional protection regulations are used.

            Available for selection are an optimally staged lift cylinder program with lift forces from 4 kN to 80 kN, stroke lengths over 3,000 mm and lifting speed up to 800 mm/sec. Lifting cylinders can be optionally fitted with trapezoid thread, ball screw or planetary roller screw drives depending of the operation.

          • Standard linear actuators applications

          • sample applications
          • Linear actuators - hydraulic steel works

          • Electromechanical drives for use in locks and weir systems
            up to 1,600 kN

            ADE-WERK has been producing spindle-driven linear electric actuators in special, customised applications, mainly for the multiple industrial use, since approx. 1965. The extensive experiences in this field of drive technology were the basis for the groundbreaking success of the ADE linear electric actuators as the drive concept for navigation locks and barrages since their first installation in 1995.


            Compared to the previously used outdated electromechanical drives and the electro-hydraulic drives installed since the 1980s, which are hazardous to the environment, these linear electric actuators, which were specially conceived for this application and which have in the mean time become standardised, have prevailed. ADE’s linear electric actuators have proven themselves repeatedly and become indispensable due to their quick and uncomplicated commissioning procedure and minimal error-rate, even under very tough and challenging operating conditions.

            The previously used, conventional electromechanical drive, which consisted mostly of open reduction stages, swivelling segments, and driving rods, was not only problematic with regard to environmental pollution but also required a lot of maintenance - due to its open grease lubrication. In case of an electric oil-hydraulic drive, leakages can never be excluded and pose a considerable potential danger. Oil and tube change intervals, as well as regular leakage checks, increase the amount of maintenance required.

            In this way, the further development to the currently used ADE linear electric actuator, with all of its known advantages, became a necessary and logical consequence.The ADE linear electric actuator, as a completely encapsulated, electro-mechanical drive unit, consists basically of a drive motor, screw drive with bearing, housing and the extendable and retractable piston rod as the external power transmission element.

            Its essential advantages compared with the previous, conventional drive variants along the waterway, are documented by numerous references in the area of hydraulic steel structures. In the mean time, 900 drives of this kind have been delivered and are used all over Europe in over 150 sluices and weir systems.
        • LINEAR DRIVES

        • Easy adjustment movements with limited operation duration
              • MINI LIFT GEARS

                • Up to 10 kN
                • Standardised measurements
                • comprehensive ancillary equipment
                • special constructions
          • TYPES OF SPINDLES

          • The following spindles are used at ADE, depending on the request
              • ACME THREAD SCREW

                • Spindle: Rolled precision acme screw
                • Screw nut: Bronce screw nut
                • Self-locking effect: yes
                • Robustness: very high
                • Shock sensitivity: very low
                • Speed range: medium
                • Stick-Slip effect: present
                • Carrying capacity: high
                • Sensitifity to icing: yes
                • Wear: yes
                • Positioning precision: dependent on duration of operation
                • Degree of efficiency: low
                • Lifespan: medium
                • Reliability: medium
              • RECIRCULATING BALL SCREWS

                • Spindle: Rolled / smoothed threaded spindle
                • Screw nut: Smoothed ball screw-nut
                • Self-locking effect: no
                • Robustness: high
                • Shock sensitivity: medium
                • Speed range: high
                • Stick-Slip effect: not present
                • Carrying capacity: medium
                • Sensitifity to icing: no
                • Wear: no
                • Positioning precision: nearly consistent
                • Degree of efficiency: very high
                • Lifespan: high
                • Reliability: high
              • PLANETARY ROLLER SCREWS

                • Spindle: Smoothed threaded spindle
                • Screw nut: Planetary roller screw-nut
                • Self-locking effect: no
                • Robustness: very high
                • Shock sensitivity: very low
                • Speed range: very high
                • Stick-Slip effect: not present
                • Carrying capacity: very high
                • Sensitifity to icing: no
                • Wear: no
                • Positioning precision: nearly consistent
                • Degree of efficiency: high
                • Lifespan: very high
                • Reliability: very high
            • LIFTING TECHNOLOGY

                • SCISSOR LIFTS

                    • HANDLING SCISSOR LIFTS

                      • Lift tables for simple tasks, loading processes, occasional height adjustment up to light plant engineering, with limited switching frequency
                      • Standardised measurements
                      • comprehensive ancillary equipment
                      • special constructions
                      • up to 8 tons lifting capacity
                      • up to 7 m lift travel

                         
                      • performance as single scissors, double vertical scissors and double horizontal scissors.
                      • Hydraulic unit
                        Electrical hydraulic compact unit
                        - Initial oil filling
                        - Pressure relief valve
                        - Low-noise gear pump
                        - Block valve (incl. pressure relief, check, lowering and throttle valves) protectively mounted under the platform
                      • Hand controls via hand-operated push button ON / OFF / EMERGENCY STOP with 2 m cord.
                        Construction in hold to run control (IP-65), also for on site fixture.
                      • CE-qualification and manufacturing as well as performance according to valid regulations for lift
                        tables (EN-1570) and the corresponding machine guidelines.
                      • Electrical connection 400 V (AC), 50 Hz, control voltage 24 volt (DC), IP-54
                      • Noise restrictions are fulfilled by the entire standard product series.
                      • Installation option floor-mounted or pit installation (pit designs are available)
                      • Maintenance work in a secure environment are guaranteed by mounted, collapsible maintenance
                        supports
                      • Automatic security: Blocking the lowering movement by burst pipe(s) (EN-1570)
                      • ALU foot protection contact strips, all sides
                      • Platform covering made of robust flat plate
                      • Two component polyurethane top-coat
                        - Scissor blades RAL 2003 (pastel orange)
                        - Platform and base frames RAL 5015 (sky blue)
                      • All bearing points are lubricated for life
                      • Assembly, operation and maintenance instructions (German/English) with electrical, circuit and
                        hydraulic diagrams as well as wear and spare parts list.
                      • Inspection log book for annual review
                      • Numerous accessories and special versions complete the delivery program
                    • HANDLING SCISSOR LIFTS STANDARD DIMENSIONS

                      • Single scissor lift
                        Cases of application are from assembly stations for adjustment of the ergonomical working height to stacking applications to load and unload trucks.
                         
                      • Double vertical scissors
                        This design is used, where grand vertical heights have to be bridged and installation space is restricte.
                         
                      • Threefold vertical scissors
                        This design is used, where grand vertical heights have to be bridged and installation space is restricted.
                         
                      • Double horizontal scissors
                        This design is applicable where high loads have to be lifted, where big platforms are required and where the closed height is restriced.
                         
                      • Low profile scissor lift
                        A pit for installation is not required, due to the minimal closed height.
                        Also available as double horizontal scissor system.
                         
                      • Low profile scissor lift in U-shape
                        These lifters are designed to be loaded by means of a pallet truck.
                        Due to the extra-low design and the cut-out in the upper frame the load can be set directly onto the platform.
                    • LIGHT INDUSTRIAL SCISSOR LIFTS

                      • Lift tables for more challenging tasks and for plant operation, with middle to high switch frequency
                      • Customer-specific, optimised design
                      • Reliable heavy duty bearings with lighter steel construction
                        special constructions
                      • up to 2 tons lifting capacity
                      • up to 2 m lift travel
                      • Solid welded construction
                      • Design as single scissors, double vertical scissors and double horizontal scissors.
                      • The scissors are made of full material, bottom and top frames are realised as stable tub construction.
                      • Adjustable mechanical fixed stops, to adjust the height of the lift table.
                      • High quality hydraulic plunger cylinder.
                      • Hydraulic aggregate realised as electrical hydraulic compact aggregate or as heavy duty power pack,
                        constructed according to cycle times.
                      • Installation option floor-mounted or pit installation
                      • Maintenance work in a secure environment are guaranteed by mounted maintenance supports
                      • Automatic security: Blocking the lowering movement by burst pipe(s) (EN-1570)
                      • Upon request, ALU foot protection contact edge safety-bar, all sides
                      • Platform covering made of robust sheeting
                      • Conservation / lacquering
                        all steel components cleaned
                        Two component polyurethane top-coat
                        - Standard colour hue of scissor system RAL 2003 (pastel orange)
                        - Standard colour hue of base and upper frame RAL 5015 (sky blue)
                      • All bearing points are lubricated for life. The centre scissors bearing as well as the fixed bearing
                        carried out with maintenance-free spherical plain bearings, the roller with maintenance-free grooved
                        ball bearing.
                      • Hanging possibility in centre of gravity for transportation by crane
                    • HEAVY-DUTY SCISSOR LIFTS

                      • Lift tables for more challenging tasks, extreme operations, harsh continuous operation and for the heavy plant engineering, with high switch frequency
                      • Customer-specific, optimised design
                      • special constructions
                      • up to 100 tons lifting capacity
                      • up to 8 m lift travel
                      • Solid welded construction
                      • Design as single scissors, double vertical scissors ans double horizontal scissors.
                      • The scissors are made of full material.
                      • The lower and upper frames are executed as rigid welded construction (IPB Profile).
                      • Adjustable supports, to adjust the height of the lift table.
                      • Installation option floor-mounted or pit installation
                      • Maintenance work in a secure environment are guaranteed by mounted maintenance supports
                      • Upon request, ALU foot protection contact edge safety-bar, all sides
                      • Platform covering made of robust flat plate
                      • Conservation / lacquering
                        - all steel components cleaned
                        - Two component polyurethane top-coat
                        - Standard colour hue RAL 1004 (yellow gold)
                      • All bearing points are lubricated for life. The centre scissors bearing as well as the fixed bearing
                        carried out with maintenance-free spherical plain bearings, the roller with maintenance-free grooved ball bearing.
                      • Hanging possibility in centre of gravity for transportation by crane
                  • DRIVE SYSTEMS

                      • HYDRAULICS

                      • Features of hydraulic ADE scissor lifts:
                        • for heavy loads
                        • shock resistant
                        • simple design
                        • cost-effective concept
                           
                        Products:
                      • Handling Scissor Lifts
                      • Light industrial scissor lifts
                      • Heavy-duty scissor lifts
                      • SPINDLE

                      • Features of spindle-operated ADE scissor lifts
                        • for high positioning precision
                        • For sustained height positioning
                        • Quick-change option for the complete drive
                        • spindle suspension based on the principle of a shaft with a universal joint
                        • oil leak-free
                        • Simple selection and control by means of current components
                        • optimised power requirements via the scissor curve ("ADE roller lift table")
                        • minimised wear due to performance optimisation without force peaks
                        • minimal maintenance costs
                           
                        Products:
                      • Heavy-duty scissor lifts
                      • BELT

                      • Features of belt-operated ADE scissor lifts:
                        • for high positioning precision
                        • For sustained height positioning
                        • emergency operation mode possible in the case of broken belt
                        • oil leak-free
                        • Simple selection and control by means of current components
                        • optimised power requirements via the scissor curve ("ADE roller lift table")
                        • minimised wear due to performance optimisation without force peaks
                        • minimal maintenance costs

                        Products:
                      • Heavy-duty scissor lifts

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                    • AREAS OF APPLICATION

                        • LOADING AREA SCISSOR LIFT

                        • Lift tables for the loading and unloading of delivery vehicles and trucks, on ramps or open spaces
                        • HEAVY LOAD SCISSOR LIFT

                        • Lift tables for heavy loads, up to 100 tons
                        • SHAFT SCISSOR LIFTS

                        • Lift tables that move in a shaft between 2 building levels as an alternative to the classic goods lifts.
                        • CONVEYOR TECHNOLOGY/PLANT ENGINEERING

                        • Lift tables for use in conveyor lines or the highly frequent plant engineering
                        • HANDLING AREA

                        • Scissor lifts for the adjustment of the operating height, for ergonomic operating height or accessibility
                        • COIL HANDLING

                        • Lift table and accessories such as collar bearings, turners, etc. for coil handling
                        • STACKING APPLICATIONS

                        • Lift tables designed for stacking and unstacking of sheet metal, wooden boards, or similar
                        • HANGING INSTALLATION

                        • Lift tables installed hanging, loaded pulling