Category: Electric Actuators

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 […]

Electric Actuators vs. Hydraulic Actuators

Electric automation

In the world of industrial automation, one of the most critical components of any system is also the one people just don’t think too much about – the actuator. It’s the element of a system that is responsible for moving and controlling a system – usually some type of industrial robot or automated arm of […]

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 […]