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This type of linear actuator is typically attached to valves that move as a result of an outside power source. The necessary power level is achieved through the use of single-phase or three-phase AC or DC motors and various gears. Read More…

Electric Actuators Electric actuators are devices that produce linear motion through the conversion of electrical energy into mechanical energy.
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Bethel, CT  |  203-778-2727

Del-Tron Precision, Inc. was founded in order to serve the needs of automated equipment manufacturers for innovative, high quality and reasonably priced anti-friction linear bearings and associated products such as valve actuators.

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Battle Creek, MI  |  800-537-9940

Utilized in a variety of applications and industries, the products designed and manufactured at Burr Engineering & Development include ball screw actuators and similar mechanisms.

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Cutchogue, NY  |  888-321-9178

Ultra Motion designs and manufactures precision electromechanical actuators, and related products, for multiple industries including aerospace, medical, industrial automation, defense, research, and more. Our areas of expertise include extreme power density, fully integrated closed loop servo actuators, multi-turn absolute position sensors, and challenging environments like space, deep sea, vacuum, etc.

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Ultra Motion $$$

Torrance, CA  |  800-736-1712

At IAI America, we are dedicated to providing value and originality with any product that we provide to you. Our linear actuator model types include slider, folded-motor slider, rod, and single, double, or ball-bushing type guided rod actuators. Our staff members are committed to being available in order to bring you full customer satisfaction while delivering the products that will best suit your needs. Contact us today and allow our skilled staff to answer your questions and solve your problems for you!

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IAI America, Inc. $$$

Bethel, CT  |  800-447-2042

Tusk Direct’s specialty is linear motion components. We offer slides, bearings, lubricants and assemblies compatible with pneumatic or electric actuators and actuator systems.

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Tusk Direct, Inc. $$$

Saanichton. BC  |  206-347-9684

Our linear actuators are at the top of the market and on the leading edge of innovation. If you need a new design or modification to an existing design, we are the true professionals that you need to call.

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Actuonix Motion Devices $$$

Croydon, PA  |  800-622-7661

Macron Dynamics is a manufacturer of linear and mechanical motion components and systems. Our line of products include linear and electric actuators, linear motion components, positioning tables and linear slides. We serve applications such as robotics, sorting systems, general automation and much more.

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Electric actuators are divided into two different types: rotary and linear. When selecting an electric rotary actuator, important factors to consider include actuator torque and range of motion. Important factors to consider when selecting linear electric actuators include the number of turns, actuating force, and the length of the valve stem stroke.

,p>Both rotary and linear electric actuators are often used in a variety of applications and industries such as automotive, for use in power door lock systems and air conditioning systems; industrial manufacturing, to be utilized as control components in many industrial devices; agriculture, for use in farming machinery such as combine harvesters and fertilizer spreaders; and power generation, in which they are particularly utilized for green technologies such as wind turbine construction.

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The basic construction of an electric actuator consists of an electric motor, a screw, a nut, and possibly gears if the electric motor is a small motor.

In an electric actuator, it is the nut that provides the translation from electrical motion to mechanical motion when it rotates along the screw, moving forward instead of rotating along with the screw.

Rotary electric actuators rotate from open to close using butterfly, ball, and plug valves. With the use of rotary electric actuators, the electromagnetic power from the motor causes the components to rotate, allowing for numerous stops during each stroke. Either a circular shaft or a table can be used as the rotational element. The actuator torque refers to the power that causes the rotation, while the full range of motion can be either nominal, quarter-turn, or multi-turn.

Linear electric actuators, in contrast, open and close using pinch, globe, diaphragm, gate, or angle valves. Linear electric actuators are often used when tight tolerances are required. These electric actuators use an ACME screw assembly or motor-driven ball screw to supply linear motion. Within linear electric actuators, the load is connected to the end of a screw that is belt or gear driven.

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