FIRGELLI® Automations Articles — actuators

what is an actuator
What is an Actuator?
How do actuators transform energy into mechanical power?  This blog post will explain how different types of actuators transform different types of energy into linear...
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...

R2D2 Gripper uses a Firgelli Linear Actuators

The Star wars Robots require many linear actuators and motors to make them move the way we see in the...

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...

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...

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...

Are sit & standing desks as beneficial as they are trendy?
Are sit & standing desks as beneficial as they are trendy?

According to a new study by Texas A&M University’s Health Science Center School of Public Health, they are — but not just for workers’ health....

Firgelli Introduces the new Mini Bullet Actuator with built in force sensing for Skylight windows or many other applications
Firgelli Introduces the new Mini Bullet Actuator with built in force sensing for Skylight windows or many other applications

These Actuators come with force sensing built in, this means if they bump into something or when they get to the end of their stroke...

Using a Linear Actuator to Create a RC Power Wheels Vehicle
Using a Linear Actuator to Create a RC Power Wheels Vehicle

Power wheels ride on cars and trucks are dream toys for many children (and their parents too).  For the creative parent who likes a challenge...

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...

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...

Automated Toolbox - Commercial Truck Utility Bed
Automated Toolbox - Commercial Truck Utility Bed

Commercial trucks with toolboxes or utility beds could all benefit from a bit of automation. By simply replacing the gas shocks on a utility bed...

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,...


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