Automating your Kitchen

Linear Actuators can help take your kitchen into the future

Linear actuators play a very large part in improving the quality of life for people everywhere. They are simple machines with simple jobs, moving things up and down, back and forth, any type of motion in a straight line. Their simplicity is also their greatest strength; they eliminate the monotony of repetitive tasks and make whatever environment you are using them into a more user-friendly one.

One of the more popular fields of automation is home automation. And what better part of your home to automate then the kitchen, an area you spend a large portion of your day in all the time. The kitchen has many different possibilities when it comes to automation with our products. Spice racks, glassware racks and cupboards can all be automated so they can function with the press of a button or flip of a switch. For example you could have spice rack automated to raise and lower from you kitchen counter, or extend out the side of some cupboards. Either way is a great way to save space and make your life just a little bit easier.

Modern kitchen and living room in a big house

Doors to your panty and cupboard can also be automated to open and close, which is very useful for people who may have limited strength and mobility. The kitchen table is another popular option when it comes to automating your kitchen. With the help of our units you can adjust the height of the table to the perfect height for whatever situation. For example you may want to raise the table when preparing a meal and lower it when you take a seat to eat. But why stop at the table, you could also make your stovetop area adjustable as different users require different heights for maximum comfort.

The kitchen chairs and/or stools can be automated as well with our actuators. Similar to the table example above, adjusting the height of the seating arrangements makes sure that everyone is seated as comfortable as possible. Dinner parties are sure to have guests of many shapes and sizes and what better way to make them feel at home then having personalized seating arrangements. If you really wanted to you could also automate your fridge and freezer. Once automated, they could be opened and closed with the press of a button.

Hopefully this article has helped shed some light on kitchen automation and linear actuators in general. Maybe it’s even given you some automation ideas to try for yourself. If you have a project in mind or are thinking of getting started on one then make sure to check out our line of linear actuators and motion control systems.

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