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How Do Electric Linear Actuators Work

A linear actuator may seem complicated, but it is not the case. The linear actuator working principle was specifically designed to be easier to work with, both to decrease the amount of maintenance and repairs which are necessary for equipment that carries out the types of jobs linear actuators were created for, and also to allow more people to be able to use them (as seen in the inclusion of linear actuators in a big way in many aspects of home automation). As a result, the learning curve for how to use linear actuators is fairly smooth for most people, particularly if they use the 12 volt electric actuator which is becoming commonplace, and is the subject of this article. The article will cover what a linear actuator is, what the different parts of an electric linear actuator are, and describe how the actuator works, in order to fully explain how use identify and use a linear actuator to anyone who needs the information.

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Linear Actuators vs Linear Servo Actuators. How do they really differ?

Linear actuators and linear servo actuators are perhaps not as different as many people suppose; they have the same basic function and can fulfill many of the same tasks. However, people can sometimes have difficulty when they need to choose a linear actuator or a linear servo actuator, as the two are very similar in use and in profile.

As this article will show, linear actuators and linear servo actuators are more similar than is perhaps generally known. By going through the differences as well as the similarities in a linear actuator working principle and a linear servo motor people will come to realise the similarities in each piece of equipment and see how both of them can be used in harmony with each other.

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How to Calculate Linear Actuator Force

Calculating the strike force of any given linear actuator has to begin with the user calculating the translational force needed to move any given load (remembering that linear actuators can be tweaked to bear different loads). To calculate the force in a linear actuator, the user needs to consider four separate elements in each equation: the mass which is being moved, the friction which will be created, the gravity of the earth, and whether any other counter-forces exist that will affect linear actuator force either positively or negatively. Every element has its place when it comes to calculating the force needed for a linear actuator, because without each element, the overall equation won’t work properly. This article will walk readers through the process, while also providing a sample equation to see.

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How to Control the Speed of Linear Actuator with Speed Controller

A speed controller is a circuit which is created for the purpose of varying the speed of an electronic motor, or stopping it entirely. Speed controllers are mostly found on electrical linear actuators, and can either be a stand-alone unit, or a part of the linear actuator itself.

There are many reasons why linear actuator speed control is seen as important.

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How to Control Linear Actuator with Arduino


Some Words About Arduino and Linear Actuators

Arduino is a specific open source community\company\project in one which specializes in microcontrollers, the building and programming of them. Arduino also offers kits which can be put together by the people who will be using them. What is an Arduino microcontroller? They are small controllers of microchips and boards which allow for remote control of certain pieces of equipment. These microcontrollers are both digital and analogue, meaning that they can be used for a wide variety of equipment, regardless of whether or not that equipment is digital or analogue itself. These microcontrollers can be used with linear actuators, as a means of controlling them.

Linear actuators 12v are actuators which turn the circular motion which is normally produced by an electric motor into linear motion, i.e. motion which occurs in a straight line. Actuators are pieces of equipment which are used in more and more industries because of their simplicity and their overall superiority to the older technology.
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