Category: Electric Actuators

The Role of Electric Actuators in Automation

Automation System

Regardless of how you choose to look at it, industrial automation brings with it a wide range of different benefits – all at the exact same time. For starters, automating a system almost immediately leads to much lower operating costs for organizations. Depending on the application, once it’s been automated, it can perform the work […]

How Do Electric Actuators Compare To Other Types (Price & Performance)

electric actuator application in the food industry

How exactly does an electric actuator compare to other types of actuators? Many people believe that pneumatic actuators are simply cheaper, so that is the best option for their application. In some cases, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Electric actuators are more efficient in some cases. This means the actuator performs better and […]

What Are The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Using Electric Actuators?

electric actuators aid in food production

Choosing between electric actuators and other varieties can be difficult. Each type of motion has its own advantages and disadvantages. Even more, one type of actuation is seldom a replacement for another. Generally, applications will greatly benefit from one type of actuation over all the others. To make this choice a bit easier for you, […]

How Does An Electric Actuator Work?

electric actuators at work in a conveyor system

Electric actuators pair with motors and drives to create linear or rotary motion. These parts work together to create kinetic motion out of electricity similar to how compressed air or oil creates linear motion with pneumatic cylinders. However, the question remains. How exactly do electric actuators work? In this blog post, we are going to […]

What Is Electric Motion

electric motion

Electricity is a relatively new player in the actuation market. Where hydraulic and pneumatic motion has existed for centuries and came into prominence in the early 20th century, electric motion only started to develop at the onset of our modern technological era. How Electric Actuators Work Electric actuators most commonly pair with motors to provide […]

The Different Types of Actuation

From start to finish, the manufacturing process is always in motion, and most of that motion is powered by one of the three common types of actuation: pneumatic, electric, or hydraulic actuators. What differentiates these power sources, and why should you use one over another? Hydraulic One type of actuation is hydraulic. Hydraulic actuators utilize […]

How to Effectively Apply Electric Linear Actuators in Your Machine Design

electric linear actuators

Many factors come into play when determining how to effectively apply electric linear actuators into your machine design. For example, what is being moved? How fast does it need to be moved? How repeatable does it need to be positioned? How much does it weigh, and how much force needs to be applied? Is the […]