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This NEWS Section will provide you with short  feature stories of RACO electro-mechanical actuator installations from around the world. You will find actual and hopefully interesting application examples or special configurations from our modular system of electric actuators and linear drive systems.



RACO Electrical Actuators adjusting the Measurement Arm of Roll-Grinding Machines


Literally hundreds of rolls are installed in an integrated strip steel mill, from the hot mill to the cold mill and finally to the skin pass mill. At each of the production steps the thickness of the strip is reduced until the final gage and the surface texture is reached. Rolls need to be constantly reground based on the wear and the abuse they are subject to......

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The new LM4 Drive Housing design
Rigorous in house testing of components


The objective of the redesign of the LM4 drive housing was, to separate the gearbox side load constraint  from the belt tension requirements of the LM4 unit. By providing two outboard bearings in a machined housing, which will act as well as the mounting surface of the gearbox or motor, the requirements on the gearbox are now only driven by ......

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Revolving Glass Door Panel Operation


In the center of Hamburg’s business district, a uniquely shaped building has been designed by the Berlin architects Pysall, Ruge. The four boomerang shaped building sections form a six-story office building with a center atrium. Found at both the north and south sides of the structure, four-story high revolving glass portal panels create lavish entrances.......

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Sky Deck, Chicago
Locking Pin Actuator


At the Willis Tower, formerly the Sears Tower, at 1,353 feet above the streets of Chicago, RACO actuators are part of a new, exciting and hair curling experience.
The Ledge, a glass box that extends out 4.3 feet from the skyscraper’s Skydeck on the 103rd floor, provides a spectacular view of the heart of Chicago and the streets.......

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