EM2 Series Chain Actuator

Centered chain orientation actuator.

  • Ideal for smart buildings; integrates with building and home automation systems
  • Low voltage DC motors are energy efficient
  • Multiple actuators may be linked for simultaneous operation of multiple windows
  • Push/Pull Force up to 300 N (67 lbf)
  • Chain stroke from 327mm up to 810mm
  • UL Recognized
  • Applications

    • For automated operation of awning windows, hopper windows, casement windows, curtain wall vents, and skylights.
    • For commercial, institutional and residential projects, including schools, universities, municipal buildings, offices, gymnasiums, homes, condos, and more.
    • Natural Ventilation systems, such as operable windows and skylights, save energy and lower operating costs by reducing air conditioning and heating use.
    • LEED credits for green building projects can be earned under Indoor Environmental Quality for Natural Ventilation, Daylighting and Views.
    • Smoke Evacuation systems reduce smoke, heat and casualties during a fire; AFI actuators are SHE certified.
  • Features & Benefits

    • EM2 actuators are medium duty operators, with compact casing and low noise operation.
    • Push force: Up to 300N (67 lbf)
    • Pull force: 300N (67 lbf)
    • Actuator has stainless steel chain for rigidity and durability; Chain is centered in casing.
    • Can be concealed in frame or curtain wall
    • UL Recognized
    • Actuators available in Grey, White or other RAL colors
    • Prewired with 3.1 meter cable
    • Tested to 10,000 cycles
  • Specifications


    Opening: Chain stroke from 327mm up to 810mm
    Force: Up to 67 lbf. (300 N) push/pull force
    Speed: approximately 9 mm (0.354 inch) per second
    Safety Marks: UL Recognized
    Use with: AFI UL Actuator & Control System
    DC voltage: 24 Vdc (-20% / +25%) low voltage
    Amp rating: 0.8 amps approx. at 300N full load
    Power cable: UL cable 3 meter included, black color
    Dimensions: 40 x 40 mm (1-9/16” H x 1-9/16” W ) x length varies with chain
    810(S) model: 810 mm chain, low force, high speed, see Data Sheet
    Signal feedback: status signal open and closed available, See Accessories Data Sheet
    Brackets: Sold separately, see EM Brackets & Accessories Data Sheet
  • Options

    • Available in standard grey, white, black or other color
    • Other RAL colors on request, see accessory data sheet
    • UL cable 3 meter included, black color
    • Brackets sold separately, see EM Brackets Data Sheet

    AFI Field Power Switch: For use with AFI DC Actuators, for testing, installation and maintenance, such as to extend the chain to attach to a window at installation. For connecting one to 3 actuators (up to 1.0 amps total of actuators at startup).

  • Warranty

    • Tested to 10,000 cycles.
    • 2-year manufacturer’s warranty; requires use according to Installation Guide recommendations.