Linear actuators create motion in a straight line as opposed to conventional electric motors that go in a circular motion. These actuators are used in machine tools, industrial machinery, robotics and any other applications where linear motion is necessary.
Here are three major ways industries use linear actuators.
Industrial Uses of Linear Actuators
1. Robotics. Perhaps the most common application of linear actuators is in robotics. Specifically, robotics are used to improve production quality, production accuracy, and lower production costs in the automotive industry. Linear actuators excel in controlling and repeating precise movements, monitoring acceleration, and even regulating the amount of force applied.
2. Food and Beverage Manufacturing. Another industry where linear actuators are heavily used is in the food and beverage manufacturing industry. This industry requires lots of automation to meet demand, and manufacturers must streamline processing, packaging, and cleanliness for quality distribution.
3. Material handling. Finally, linear actuators have improved automation in the general workplace. It can streamline manufacturing alongside lowering the cost of production. In this industry, the actuators are responsible for moving loads from one point to another. Because actuators can provide safe, secure, and precise movements, they are ideal for this job.
Linear actuators can also be used in window automation, agricultural machinery, and even in cutting equipment. However, while traditional actuators are efficient and precise, they can be noisy. If you need a soft electric actuator that can perform all the tasks of traditional linear actuators silently and without an electric motor, HASEL actuators may be right for you. Whether you’re looking for a contracting actuator or an expanding actuator, both HASEL actuators provide fast and smooth actuation with muscle-like performance.