Industrial actuators are the workhorses of the motion world. They typically offer less accuracy and resolution than precision stages-on the order of millimeters rather than microns. They are ruggedized to deliver reliable operation even in harsh environments. They are available with IP-rated enclosures, for example. Instead of linear guides, they may simply feature Delrin blocks sliding on bare metal rails. When the blocks wear out over the course of several years, they are replaced.
Choosing the most appropriate actuator for your application starts with considering factors like speed, force, length of travel, duty cycle, environmental conditions, load, footprint, and budget. The engineering and sales staff at Motion Solutions has decades of experience in matching technology with applications. We can work with you to help you find the component that best suits your needs.