What is a linear actuator? To put it simply, a linear actuator is one that produces motion in a straight line. Unlike the rotary motion of a conventional electric motor, it is translational. There are plenty of mechanisms to convert the rotation of an ordinary electric motor into a progressive one. Most linear actuators use mechanical gears. These types of drives are often used in automation systems, you can also find them in garage door sliding control systems. In this category you can buy professional linear actuator controllers that are equipped with many useful functions (e.g. they can be radio-controlled). Check out the products below.
Linear actuators for home automation
Linear actuators are widely used in home automation, and in recent years almost massively used by enthusiasts of DIY Internet of Things projects. In this category, every DIY enthusiast will find the necessary linear actuator control system. You can choose from various products dedicated to the control of linear actuators of various types and with a different range of applications.
Linear actuators controllers (and of course the linear actuators themselves) are used wherever mechanical translational motion is required. Pneumatic and hydraulic drives are by far the best known. Systems using an electric motor with an appropriate gearbox are also often used. You will find such components in ready-made control systems for gates, automatic doors and windows in modern construction. Advanced linear actuator drivers allow for easy integration with other building automation systems.
Linear actuator controllers – remote control systems
For applications such as sliding gates and other home automation systems, it goes without saying that the device must be remotely controlled. Opening the entrance gate to a property or garage, or even an automatic door, requires remote control. For obvious reasons, it must be safe and reliable. Therefore, linear motor controllers are dedicated to work with sliding gates and other home automation systems. To operate such devices, radio frequency remotes operating at 433 MHz are primarily used. Thanks to this frequency, we have a relatively high range that does not require a direct line of sight. Remote control systems in home automation are becoming more and more convenient and popular. Due to the global trend to create your own electronic prototype systems, products such as linear motor drivers available in our store are also naturally becoming more and more popular!
Application of linear actuators in industry and programmable electronics
Linear actuators have been used in industry and electronics for many decades. When it comes to industrial applications, these components are used in numerical machine tools and industrial machines. You will also find them in computer peripherals: disk drives, printers, etc. Linear actuators are also used in valves and dampers, and in many other places where linear motion is required.
Modern building automation does not exist without the use of linear actuators. Electric linear actuators open and close doors, gates, windows and ventilators. In fact, the range of possibilities offered by linear actuators is much wider, which is why these products are popular among home automation and programmable electronics enthusiasts. Some robotic designs also benefit from actuator functionality. A dedicated linear actuator controller can be selected for each of these applications. Above, you can get acquainted with the parameters of individual linear actuators control systems by going to the selected product card. Please don't hesitate to contact us, if needed!