Category: Automation

How To Choose the Right Pneumatic Actuator for Your Application

Pneumatic actuators (also referred to as pneumatic cylinders) are efficient automation technologies that are used for applications requiring linear motion. They are fundamental for many applications within industrial settings but are used widespread in many other industries utilizing automation machinery, notably material handling applications that need to transfer, pick, place, clamp, or index. Not only […]

How is an Electric Linear Actuator Driven?

Pushing. Pulling. Lifting. Ejecting. Clamping. If the function is a straight line movement, then chances are your equipment is utilizing a linear actuator to get the job done. Electric linear actuators are very commonly used in industrial equipment and machine tools to carry out straight line tasks. They’re an essential component in facilitating the factory […]

Electric Actuators vs Pneumatic Actuators

Ball screw for transferring the caliper into motion and feeding

As you know, actuators are “movers” that play a key role when it comes to moving and controlling mechanisms in various industrial applications, including conveyors. Actuators work by drawing energy from some sort of source, and, as you might imagine, there are various types of actuators that typically differ based on where they derive their […]

Types of Valves Based on Function, Ports and Operators

When a liquid, semi-solid material, steam, or air moves along piping to be used in an application, the flow of the materials needs to be regulated. Too much of the materials could be unwanted for the applications, cause damage to the system, or be dangerous for workers. Also, workers must have a way to close […]

What are the Types of Actuators

Electric and Pneumatic Actuators

If there’s a piece of machinery operating within your industrial environment, then there’s a good chance that an actuator is working behind the scenes to help it do what it needs to be doing. But contrary to what you may think, there’s more than just one type of actuator – and the actuator that you […]

Motors vs. Actuators for Industrial Systems

high precision ball screw actuator

Motors and actuators and industrial equipment, oh my! When it comes to making your industrial equipment tick, there are a variety of components that can help do the trick. Motors and actuators are some of the ones that play a significant role in such operations, notably when it comes to material handling equipment. Motors and […]

Rotary vs. Linear Electric Actuators

Electrical Panal Automation

Industrial automation and many manufacturing processes rely on motion. Motion systems move parts into and out of machines, they bring tools into contact with workpieces, and they operate key parts of processing machinery. This motion is provided by actuators. These are devices that, when supplied with power, move in a particular way. For engineers and […]

How to Select the Best Mounting Configuration for Pneumatic Cylinders: Considerations for Optimum Performance

Pneumatic cylinder Automation

By Vitor Rangel, Product Marketing Specialist, Actuators, from Emerson If you have chosen a pneumatic actuator properly sized for your application, now it’s time to decide how you are going to mount it. Selecting the best mounting configuration for your cylinder application is a critical design consideration to ensure optimum performance and maximize cylinder life […]

Rotary vs. Linear Pneumatic Actuators: What You Need to Know

Pneumatic Actuator automation

If you had to make a list of some of the most important advancements that can keep your business running efficiently, productively and safely, industrial automation would undoubtedly be right at the top. Not only can it help automate repetitive tasks to help employees focus on those matters that truly need their attention, but it’s […]

Pneumatic Actuators vs Hydraulic Actuators

Pneumatic input to robot handle grip handle

If you have any sort of a mechanized process involved in your operations, then there’s a good chance that actuators are the components that are helping said processes tick. Simply put, actuators convert energy into motion, helping machinery work the way it’s intended to work. Think of mechanical acts such as lifting, clamping and ejecting […]