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Frequently asked questions

What is a Linear Actuator?

A linear actuator is a device that converts the rotational motion of an electric motor into linear motion – that is, it will provide both push and pull movements where the force is related to the power of the motor and the gear ratio used.

When Actuators create pushing and pulling forces, it is possible to lift, drop, slide, adjust, tilt, push or pull any object simply by pushing a button.

Additionally, Linear Actuators provide a safe and clean movement with accurate motion control that you have full control over. They are energy efficient and have a long lifetime with little or no maintenance required. Read our Blog post Linear Actuators 101 to learn more in greater detail

How do linear actuators work?

The Linear motion is created by using a screw or Lead-screw that turns either clockwise or counter-clock-wise and this causes the shaft to extend and retract. This principle is basically a nut on the screw to move up and down the screw as the lead-screw turns. This is what creates the linear motion.

The motors used are either AC or DC powered, most however run on 12v dc, but other voltages are optional.  To make the Actuator go the other direction you simple reverse the wires from the Actuator (reverse polarity) from the actuator controller or power supply. This is typically done through a switch that automatically reverses the polarity to the motor for you.

Firgelli created a Technical article you can visit here to read. How do linear actuators work?

What are the different types of Actuators?

There are many different types sizes and styles of Linear Actuators. the Most common type is a Rod style where a Rod shaft slides in and out of the body. These create the linear motion required to be called a Linear Actuator. Other types include, Track Actuators, Column Actuators, and within each type there will be different control methods. For more detail read our Blog posts titled Types of Electric Linear Actuators

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Our Industries

Actuators are used in every application you can imagine from home automation to snow blowers.

With our range of motion control technologies you can motorize any product or application. Extensively found in the Home Automation and office Industries you will also see them used extensively in the entertainment business such as Robotics, animatronics, and more industrial places like farming and trucking. With our range of actuators, accessories and world-class tech support, you’ll be able to experience the benefits of automation at the fraction of the cost compared to hiring Automation Engineers. Whether you need to save space by lifting a TV in and out of view, or save lives by lifting heavy, bullet proof windows on your armored vehicles, FIRGELLI Automations has the best products for your project.

Our Actuators

Customization

We can develop custom motion control Actuators according to your requirements and application.  We have in-house modeling and testing capabilities, where linear actuators and Controllers can be customized to your specifications. Customizing settings such as the stroke length, the connector or the rod ends can always be accommodated to support manufacturers special needs.

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Customer Support

Our knowledgeable support team are highly trained in our products with many years of experience helping customers find the right actuators for their projects.

We’re committed to customer satisfaction with a readiness to answer your questions whether you’re a seasoned engineer or an entry-level hobbyist. Give us a call or email us your questions and we can begin helping you get your project in motion.

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I have been very pleased with the mechanical action of the actuators. They seem to have little or no backlash, which seems to be attributable to their plastic worm gear on metal worm, plastic nut on the screw, and good overall design and construction. We've been able to reliably run them at very low voltages (~2V) and still get good, smooth motion.

Scott NASA Research Center