Food Processing Equipment and Actuators

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How actuator tech affects the food processing industry

Food processing equipment is an integral part of a huge amount of food in America. So, it goes without saying that this equipment must be held to certain standards for operating in a safe and sanitary manner. The USDA has obviously created guidelines surrounding the use of this equipment, which the University of Florida has done a great job outlining.
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Spec’ing a 12V Actuator Properly

Getting the right actuator for the job makes all the difference. If this is your first foray into automation, you might need some help finding the proper actuator for the job.

All 12V Actuators Are Not Made Equal

Take some time to think about how many industries out there make use of linear actuators. If you need an automation system or mechanical movement, chances are you’ll need some sort of actuator. Industries all over the world have taken advantage of automation, and each of them, requires their own, unique type of movement. That means there is an actuator for each of those applications, and many of them have their own unique requirements.

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What is Linear Motion?

For many people, the answer to the question ‘what is linear motion?’ is dead simple – motion in a straight line. Running down a track, a linear actuator in motion or anything else that goes straight from point A to point B may seem like one of the most simple tasks, but there’s much complex thought and calculations that can go into linear motion. There are forces at play that can change the direction of the motion.

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When 12V Linear Actuator Bearings Fail – A Look at Brinelling and Smearing

Without proper care, your linear electric actuator is bound to fail before it’s time. In order to prevent this from happening, knowing which issues to look for will help prolong the life of your linear electric actuators. Here’s a rundown of what brinelling and smearing are, as well as what they can do to your systems.

What Is Brinelling?

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