Skip to main content


Makers Week 2015 – Belt Driven Actuator Used in Unique Balloon Scale

While most shore-goers only see arcades for their entertainment value, Macron employees are always taking a deeper look into the mechanics behind them. When hitting the arcade at the boardwalk, you may notice the “Balloon Man” scale.
A lot of interesting technology goes in to making this special scale work. The count pointer is driven by a MacSTANDARD MSA-PSC actuator.

Benefits of the MSA-PSC actuator:

  • Extruded aluminum actuator body with T-slots for ease of mounting
  • Easy to adjust belt tensioner
  • One piece, machined and stress proof shafted pulley
  • Zero backlash belt to pulley design
  • Corrosion resistant components

Contact a Macron representative today to learn how the MSA-PSC can help solve your motion challenges!

Related Videos

Attaching a Pulley Assembly to a Belt-Driven Actuator


A Macron Dynamics team member adds a pulley assembly to the actuator for a recent customer order.

Watch Now

Squaring up an Extruded Beam on a CNC Beam Processor


Squaring up an extruded beam segment on a CNC beam processor. Our actuator frames are available in a variety of...

Watch Now

MSA-SB5 Belt-Driven Actuator Demonstration


The MSA-SB5 belt-driven actuator provides belt-driven incremental push/pull capabilities that make it extremely useful for various packaging and automation applications.

Watch Now

Contact us to request more information, locate a distributor or learn more.

Request Info

product collage