An actuator linear is a type of actuator that creates motion in a straight line, in contrast to the circular motion of a conventional electric motor. An actuator linear can be used for various applications where tilting, lifting, pulling or pushing with force are required. An actuator linear can be powered by different sources, such as electricity, mechanics, pneumatics or hydraulics.
Linear motor: A linear motor is an actuator linear that uses an alternating magnetic field to achieve linear motion. It is essentially an electric motor with a “rolled out” stator. A linear motor has no contact, no wear, no oil and is suitable for clean, safe and maintenance-free situations.
Screw: A screw actuator linear operates on the principle of the simple machine known as the screw. By rotating the nut, the screw shaft moves in a line. A screw actuator linear has high precision, high stiffness and high load capacity and is suitable for precise positioning, synchronous control and heavy-duty operations.
Wheel and axle: A wheel and axle actuator linear operates on the principle of the wheel and axle. By rotating a wheel or a gear, a rack or a belt moves in a line. A wheel and axle actuator linear has high speed, high efficiency and low noise and is suitable for fast movement, long distance travel and low-load operations.
Pneumatic: A pneumatic actuator linear operates on the principle of air pressure and piston. By applying air pressure to a cylinder, a piston rod moves in a line. A pneumatic actuator linear has low cost, low power consumption and easy installation and is suitable for light load, short distance and simple control situations.