A linear actuator is an electronic device similar to a screwdriver, the only difference is that it works with electricity. A linear actuator exerts force in a linear approach, opposite to the working of rotational motion in an electric motor.
The basic concept that drives a linear actuator is the linear motion. Basically linear motion is the force exerted in a straight line. Many methods are devised to acquire a linear motion. Some of the devices may also convert the spinning force into linear motion. The major role-play of this device is in large industries as the manufacturing of hardware such as a computer, vehicles, washing machines, and refrigerators, etc. Many types of actuators are available in the market but the main are Linear, Hydraulic and Pneumatic.
Use of Actuators:
The development and using electric linear actuators have amplified the use of linear motion systems that used hydraulic mechanisms in the past. It is important before designing a linear motion system that a suitable linear actuator is chosen for it in advance. Also, the technical aspects are needed to be kept in mind in order to reduce the overall project development cost, this may include the price of the equipment required, its maintenance and repair cost as well.
So before making the right selection one has to think over the project for which they require a linear actuator. The main entities to be observed are speed, stroke length and the load rating of the actuator. Also, the automation of the actuator is a factor that can not be overruled when specialized details are defined.
Nowadays the power cost is increasing due to extreme consumption and less production of power. Also, the use of advanced machinery in industries requires more electricity to run. Even where human workforce can be utilized, industries rely on machines to do the work quickly but still since the purchase power of people has dramatically changed from old times so mankind have started to depend on the machines and so the use of linear actuator is broadly used starting from a mere carpenter who only use it to drill a hole in walls, home automation or planks up to large industries where robotic actuators are used.
A few advantages of linear actuators are:
- Its cost is low and can be afforded by even small industries
- It’s consistent and can be used even by simple craftsmen.
- It can be managed easily without requiring any expertise
- It can be used for better productivity and fast completion of work in the industry.
- It’s compact and can be carried anywhere.
- Due to a linear actuator, high force and pressure are controllable.
Heavy-duty electric linear Actuators will finally resolve the given task and automate your lifestyle. If necessary – you can order a remote control along with your device to achieve the best result possible. The more powerful linear actuator is the faster it completes the task. Firgelli Automations is ready to make a custom order for a custom linear actuator for the perfect fit.