People have always needed to move things – all the way back to the days of rolling stones away from cave openings, or breaking through castle gates, and, more recently, positioning machine parts. We’ve used brute force, animal power, and simple machines to do the work. Eventually human ingenuity gave us the modern day linear actuator.If you want to know more about pneumatic actuators , you can click here.
This workhorse of industrial automation is still evolving.
Pneumatic linear actuators have offered simple, reliable motion. They’re a mainstay in many applications. However they have major drawbacks:
limited programmability makes them unsuitable for more sophisticated applications
leaks in pneumatic systems waste energy and dollars
pneumatic devices have low operating efficiencies
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Traditional electric linear actuators are programmable and more energy efficient than their pneumatic cousins, but they have drawbacks of their own:
complex to use because of their many components
can be difficult to configure
take up too much valuable real estate
A solution is the integrated electric actuator because it combines the flexibility and programmability of an electric rod actuator with the easy installation of a pneumatic cylinder.
Tolomatic offers the SmartActuator? ICR line of integrated actuators. SmartActuators are SmatActuator integrated linear actuatorsavailable in two configurations - th...