In response to customers who are seeking more low profile and low centre gravity products, with a simple structure that are economical to buy and operate, SMC is pleased to unveil its new LEL Low Profile Electric Actuator, Guide Rod Slider. Designed to be compact and function in areas where height and space is limited, the LEL series achieves more than a 50% reduction in height by side mounting the motor and using a guide rod. Suitable for all handling applications, the guided rod electric actuator can manage applications up to 3kg in weight and the slide bearing guide generates reduced noise levels at 60dB(A) and a top operating speed of 500mm/s. The Ball bushing bearing model is suitable for moment loads and ideal for high speed transport operation with a top speed of 1000mm/s. Both enjoy positioning repeatability of ±0.1mm and up to 64 positioning points as standard. In addition, they have the design function to mount auto-switches, allowing easy access to check the limit and intermediate signals.