Linear actuators are electro-mechanical devices that are used to effect linear motion
in a machine process. They can be powered by electricity, hydraulics, pneumatics or mechanical energy. The most common linear actuators used in industrial processes are electric. They work by directly converting the rotational motion generated by an electric motor to facilitate the linear displacement of other components. They are used with valves
, machine tools, dampers
and a range of industrial machinery.
Linear actuators are energy efficient and save on electrical wiring costs because the current can be routed easily through them. With linear actuators, it is easy to control the power source as well as the speed, acceleration, and torque of the system. You can also program the linear actuators to suit a wide range of applications.
Electric linear actuators are the most popular linear motion control systems because of their versatility. They are excellent for moving loads in a steady continuous manner. They are also great for repeated motion functions. If you need help choosing a linear actuator for your business or projects, contact our experts at MRO Supply. They can advise you on the appropriate system for your application.