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.
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.
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
Having something attached to a linear actuator in order to prevent it from moving more than you want or is required is something which can come in extremely handy when the task at hand requires more control. While some electric actuators are built with a programmable limit switch, most are not; these models come either with nothing limiting movement at all (therefore with no way for users to control the distance the actuator travels), or a limit placed at the extreme ends of the shaft only (to control the movement to some extent). Continue reading
You might hear that we live in the times of the fourth industrial revolution. It is characterized by a total digitalization or implementation of computing innovations in multiple areas of a human life. Nevertheless, the notion of revolution in terms of technologies does not mean an absolute shift to some state-of-the-art advances. In fact, it lies in the improvement of the accustomed solutions used in manufacture, household, entertainment, transportation etc. The following text will introduce you to a widespread technology that is not esteemed in a proper manner by the population. It refers to an electric linear actuator and its application scope.