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EC5 Series

The EC5 Series provides our most robust line of electric cylinders for very heavy thrust loads. Precision-rolled ball screw types yield quiet operation, low backlash and high accuracy, with a selection of motor-to-screw reduction types. Exceptionally durable bearing and drive housings are available with optional environmental features to resist moisture and contaminants. The special design minimizes the need for routine maintenance.

Limited availability outside North America
Electric Cylinders - EC5 Large


Motors available for use with the EC5 Series include:

  • KollmorgenT41T/V Series hybrid stepper motor (P7000 drive recommended)
  • Kollmorgen AKM42E, 42G, 52G, 52L and 52H Series AKM™ brushless servo motors
  • NEMA 34 and 42 custom motor mounts


  • Max stroke length: 1,500 mm (59 in)
  • Max thrust of 25,000 N (5,620 lbf)
  • Ball screw driven with 10, 32 mm leads
  • Stepper, brushless servo and custom motor options
  • Bearing/drive housing: 6063-T6 aluminum, anodized
  • Mounting plates: 6061-T6 aluminum, cast aluminum plate, anodized
  • Thrust bearings: angular contact, high thrust ball bearings
  • Belt/pulley: AT-5, polyurethane with steel tensile cords
  • Guide cylinder: 6063-T6 aluminum, hard-anodized
  • Thrust tube: 300 series stainless steel, 1/4 hard and ground
  • Ball screw and nut: heat-treated carbon steel alloy
  • Helical gearing: alloy steel, case-hardened


  • Standard or custom lengths to 1 mm
  • Motor or screw brakes
  • Threaded, spherical or clevis rod ends
  • Environmental protective boot
  • Timing belt, helical gear and inline direct transmission
  • Flange, clevis, side and trunnion cylinder mounting types
  • Magnetic home and limit sensors
  • Linear potentiometer output


Mechanical Specifications Ball Screw Version
Max. Stroke Length, mm (in) 1500 (59.06)
Screw Lead, mm 32, 10 mm
Screw Diameter, mm 32
Unit Backlash, mm (in) 0.30 (0.12)
Dimensional Standard Metric ISO6431 Std.
Bore Size, mm 100
Motor Mount parallel or inline
Performance Specifications Travel life standards of 25.4 km (1,000,000 in)
Max. Thrust Force, N (lbf) 25,000 (5620)
Max. Velocity, m/s (in/s) 1.33 (52.5)
Max. Rated Duty Cycle 100
Std. Operating Temp Range, °C (°F) -30 to +70 (-22 to +158)
Environment IP54 Std. IP65 Opt.

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pdfEC Series User's Manual English 01 Jan 2000 6.67 MB Copy URL
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pdfEC Series Position Sensor Data Sheet (EC, N2, NV) English 05 Nov 2020 102.61 KB Copy URL
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These 3D models are intended to guide your design activities and may be used as reference information. Be sure to consult a Kollmorgen expert to ensure you have the most current and accurate information for critical aspects of design work

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Standards and Directives [toc] General Structures of standards with EN ISO 12100 as an example ISO Standards Safety of Machinery — General Principles for Design ISO 12100:2010 UL Standards...
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