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FIRGELLI® offers a variety of options to help you automate your home. From TV lift mechanisms that hide Television sets, or kitchen appliances in cabinets out from under counters and islands - we've got the perfect solution for any need!

The future of home automation is now possible with the help of FIRGELLI® Actuators. You can motorize anything in your house, from TV lift mechanisms that hide electronics out-of sight to kitchen appliances being lifted off countertops and islands so they're easier for you cook under dimming lights or other circumstances where it might be necessary! These just some examples on how these amazing devices could make life better at any time - even when we're not around.

Recent Blogs

What Are Micro Linear Actuators?
What Are Micro Linear Actuators?
In Simple terms a Micro Linear Actuator is basically a Small Actuator with a small body size and therefore a small stroke range. A typical...
Linear Actuators 101 - Everything you need to know about a linear Actuator
Linear Actuators 101 - Everything You Need to Know About Linear Actuators

We have created this blog post to help you understand how electric linear actuators work and the terminology used to describe them.  With an understanding...

Four Places to Use a TV Lift Cabinet
Four Places to Use a TV Lift Cabinet
Its 2021 and now perhaps is the time to start thinking about how to modernize your home. Adding a TV lift cabinet around the house...
How many many ways can you hide and automate a TV.
How to hide your TV.
Have you ever wondered how many different ways are there to hide you're TV in the home?. based on the animation image above you can...
How to Build a TV Lift Cabinet
How to Build a TV Lift Cabinet - For under $300
Have you found the perfect spot for your TV but don't want it showing all the time? Maybe you need to save on space but...
What are the Different Types of TV Lifts?
What are the Different Types of TV Lifts?
There are a few things in the world that can WOW a room quite like a big screen TV dropping from the ceiling. You can...
How to make a Drop down TV Lift
How to make a Drop down TV Lift

Check out these 4 videos. The customer here used a Track Actuator with 30" stroke to drop a TV from the ceiling

how to Build a Hidden TV Lift
See How Easily You Can Build a Hidden TV Lift and Bar

Looking for an innovative way to hide your TV? Why not create a hidden bar while you are it and have them both operated by...

What are the easiest drawer slides to install?
Drawer Slides Complete Guide
Drawer slides can be as easy or as hard as you allow them, and it all depends on what type of slide you choose. In...
How to choose the right drawer slides
Choosing the Right Drawer Slides

Understand drawer slide extension, weight capacity and different mounting types to help you choose the right drawer slide for your project.

Automatic Electric Window Openers & Closers
Automatic Electric Window Openers & Closers
Ever fancied turning your home into a smart home? Well, more people than ever are making the change. The US is expected to have 63...
How to connect a TV Lift to you're Home Automations system such as Control-4, Insteon, Alexa, etc
How to connect a TV Lift to your Home Automations system such as Control-4, Insteon, Alexa, etc
This Article is to show you how to control a FIRGELLI® Pop-Up TV Lift model TVL-180. The wiring...
Home Automation Robotics for kids

Home Automation for kids. Watch this 7yr old make her chores easier by adding a remote control linear actuator to lift...

hidden Kitchen Appliances - appliance lift
Hidden Kitchen Appliance lifts using Linear Actuators

 

What this very simple project to lift a Spice rack out of a granite kitchen counter top. the Linear Actuator simply sits in the...

How to choose the correct drop down TV Lift
How to choose the correct drop down TV Lift
How to choose the correct drop down TV Lift
how to build a drop down tv lift
How to Make a Drop Down TV Lift

In our kitchen we have these cupboards above the sink, we thought it would be a great idea to see if we could build a...

Ikea Hack: Remote Control Slide Out TV Using an Actuator
Ikea Hack: Remote Control Slide Out TV Using an Actuator

Looking for an original way to hide your TV? This project modifies an existing TV cabinet where the TV is meant to be mounted on...

Build a Flip Down TV Lift You Can Be Proud Of
Build a Flip Down TV Lift You Can Be Proud Of

In this post we are going to show you how we built a flip down in ceiling TV lift using a linear actuator, some brackets,...

Four Steps to Choosing the right Linear Actuator
Four Steps to Choosing the right Linear Actuator

This blog post is for those who are new to linear actuators and are looking for some guidance in choosing the right linear actuator for...

Outdoor TV Lift Cabinet
Outdoor TV Cabinet with built in TV Lift- Watch the game outside with friends with a Weather Proof Outdoor Cabinet

If you like to watch the game, or any TV show outside whilst your entertaining friends on the Patio, then you need an outdoor TV...

How the New Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV uses dozens of Linear Actuators to up its game
How the New Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV uses dozens of Linear Actuators to up its game

There are clearly far too many rich people with bad taste for this car not to exist, because its not exactly a looker now is...

HOW TO INSTALL A MOTORIZED FLIP DOWN TV LIFT
HOW TO INSTALL A MOTORIZED FLIP DOWN TV LIFT

We talk with a lot of professionals who are designing homes for clients that are fortunate enough to have an attic. But what if you...

Hidden Secret door in the Library using Linear Actuators to open and close the door
Hidden Secret door in the Library using Linear Actuators to open and close the door

We like to share customer projects that are novel and unique. In this project the customer wanted to slide out at Door before it swings...

Customers Metal Art that opens upon approach

We like to share some projects we find are particularly different. this Customer used a Firgelli Heavy Duty Industrial Linear Actuator and then along with a...

TiVo Remote Controlled Linear Actuator
TiVo Remote Controlled Linear Actuator

This project shows you how to leverage a TiVo remote control and an Arduino board to operate a linear actuator to lift a painting that...

Micro Actuator
How to Make an Automated Spice Rack In this age of smart homes and the Internet of Things (IoT)

It’s becoming increasingly popular to automate everything. The kitchen is a perfect room to create motion control as there are many cupboards, shelves and racks...

Awarded best kitchen in the world, Kitchen island appliance garage using Column lift
Awarded best kitchen in the world, Kitchen island appliance garage using Column lift

Kitchen in Winnipeg home named best in the world, according to an international design contest.

New Drop Down TV Lift From Firgelli Automations
New Drop Down TV Lift From Firgelli Automations

Check out this sneak peak of Firgelli Automations brand new drop down TV lift that will be selling in the near future.  This new drop...

Automated Secret Library Door using Linear Actuators
Automated Secret Library Door using Linear Actuators

This Secret door is an amazing project that uses a Firgelli linear actuator and an Arduino to open and close a secret door either by...

Now You Can Hang Your TV Where You Want and Hide it at the Touch of a Button

Looking for a solution to the age-old argument about where to hang the TV?  Take a look at this creative solution that hides the TV...

Landcruiser Roof lift using 4 Tubular Linear Actuators

One of our customers wanted to replace their air ram actuators with our Electric Linear Actuators to lift the roof up on their truck. In...

Motorized TV Lift with Home Automation Integration
Motorized TV Lift with Home Automation Integration

New home buyers at some point or another need to make a hard decision: make the TV the focal point of the room, or keep...

Linear Actuator Equipped Vessel Outperforms
Linear Actuator Equipped Vessel Outperforms

Two universities from Florida built an automated vessel which outperformed in a marine competition, where their autonomous dual hull boat was able to dock, navigate,...

Home Automation - Drop Down TV Lift over Fireplace
Home Automation - Drop Down TV Lift over Fireplace
Every so often, we get these great pictures from our customers, revealing the simplicity and elegance that our products can bring if combines with the...

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