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How Linear Actuator Circuits Work

In order to generate linear motion, in mechanics and robotics, affordable and simple to operate devices called linear actuators are most commonly used. Their moving capabilities can depend on different mechanical/electro principles: pneumatics, hydraulics, and voltage. The latter type of actuators is the most compact and accessible. Robotics enthusiasts highlight the utter simplicity of connecting such actuators to the system’s electrical equipment. Continue reading

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Linear Actuator Selection

The accelerated and efficient development of machinery is impossible without simple but powerful elements. Those elements are linear actuators. Nowadays, there are myriads of devices that turn different types of energy into linear motion; butut it is rather tricky and challenging to pick the right tool. Different qualities, sizes and technologies of the available options complicate the selection. Continue reading

How To Make A Lifting Mechanism

Today, lifting mechanisms are widely applied in both the domestic and industrial purpose automation. Featuring, as a rule, a simple construction controlled by a push of the button (locally or via remote control), automated lifts can help solve a wide array of tasks (freight transportation, position optimization, automated opening/closing of doors and windows etc.). Continue reading

Linear Actuator Torque Calculation Guide

What are the physical characteristics you pay attention to, in an actuator? What are the most important parameters you consider? Although actuators are mainly responsible for linear motion, their rotational motion characteristics make a difference, too. The reason is simple: the actuators produce torque. When it’s transmitted to a drive system, it causes linear motion. Continue reading

Review Of Progressive Automation Waterproof Linear Actuator

Waterproof linear actuators are essential when it comes to storing or transporting water-sensitive and fragile products. Besides, if your mechanism suffers from changes in the weather, heavy rains and snow, in particular, your only way to protect it from the damage is to use waterproof components. For example, linear actuators for boats are mostly made of stainless steel and waterproof materials. Continue reading