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Truck Topper Lift with 12v Linear Actuators

A topper lift system is what is used when people decide to extend their truck cap up into the air. It uses linear actuators to allow for the top of the lift to be raised up as far as is necessary, for whatever the car owner wants to do. A truck topper lift can be used for anything from turning your truck into a camper van to making more room for equipment and supplies if you do a lot of DIY work, or even just to make things easier for you when you open your back door to remove things. There is a lot that goes into a lift system, but this article covers the basics, and hopefully will interest people in the process so that they go and find out more about making a topper lift with using of linear actuators for their own vehicle.

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Automatic Window Opener Using Linear Actuators

If you’re intrigued by how automated window openers work and thinking about embarking on a project on your own be it in your home, greenhouse or any setting you deem suitable, well, there is good news and even better news. You’re now able to realize your project using electric linear actuators. Don’t let the name ‘electric’ scare you because setting up the opener is as simple as 1, 2, 3.

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Duty cycle

Duty Cycle and Electric Actuator

Today, the humanity stands in the borders of the fourth industrial revolution. It is more likely that an ordinary person has no idea of another three generations of technological breakthrough. Nevertheless, they have already passed. The current state of affairs can be characterized by one word – digitalization. Still, that stage has not achieved its peak yet. Besides, a plenty of mechanisms and devices originated from the third and second generations are still implemented in multiple areas of life and industry.

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Solar Tracker with Actuator (12v Linear actuator)

With calls to take care of the environment intensifying, solar energy has become popular, and governments all over the world are trying to tap into this free energy. Solar energy is not only free and renewable but also comes with other benefits to both people and the environment.

According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the sunlight received in the earth in just an hour is supposedly enough to meet the energy needs of everyone in the world for a year. The above is quite intriguing and shows that if man can tap into this glaring opportunity, he can benefit greatly and even move on from the depleting fossil fuel energy. According to the World Wide Fund for Nature, fossil fuel energy leads to the pollution of air, land, and water. Currently, the world is spending billions of dollars to help clean the environment and to create awareness.

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How Internet Of Things (IoT) and Actuators Are Related

The Internet of Things is something which has been growing in the public eye for the past half-decade or so, mostly being seen as the next logical step from the home automation which has been extremely popular. We are only now beginning to understand the application of the Internet of Things, as the connectivity which it implies has the potential to change almost everything we do. Being connected to our homes is one thing, but being connected to somewhere on the other side of the world is something else entirely, and it raises questions of what can be done beyond the control of linear actuators and other tools. The Internet of Things is growing and expanding as we grow and expand our technological abilities, and what we can do with it is growing at the same rate, which is something that has brought to light uses we would never have otherwise considered. Continue reading