The actuator is a kind of a motor used to drive or control a system. It uses energy from various sources such as electrical current, pneumatic pressure or hydraulic fluid pressure to ignite motion. The most common used actuator, uses the electrical energy, because of the many advantages that come along with it. Some of the advantages are; electricity is cost effective and efficient, easy to control power source, energy is directed to the motor quietly and easily and the electric current can be easily reconfigured and reprogrammed in order to handle multiple systems.
Figure 1: Use of an actuator in a linear motion system
The Importance of using Linear Motion Systems Actuator
Actuators are used to move loads from a different location, in a continuous and consistent manner. It is the economical way to make sure that loads of different weight are taken to where they are needed in time, especially during construction. The actuator is programmed in a way that it can handle a multiple of motions simultaneously.
In addition, 12-24v electric actuators can be used to facilitate and control adaptable movement of the loads to different locations. Furthermore, the linear motion actuator can be used to control the acceleration of the movement of the load in the speed that you want because you can easily change position, speed and torque to suit your need.
Finally, the linear motion actuator can be used to control precise movement of the load in an accurate manner beyond any way a man can handle it without producing any form of error. With these electrical actuators, one can control with high level of accuracy, repeat and duplicate the precise movement of the cargo. Moreover, someone can reconfigure or reprogram accurate movement to enhance multiple application.