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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 remote control!  House Crashers did just that in this custom renovation using Firgelli products.  Check it out!

 

By Firgelli Automations Team | | DIY, hidden storage, hidden TV, linear actuators, pop up drawer, TV Lifts | Read more

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 an actuator for a project.

By Firgelli Automations Team | | actuators, column lift, DIY, Home Automation, How To, Linear Actuator, rod actuator, track actuator, TV Lifts | Read more

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 this application the Actuators are used slightly differently to how most other people use them

Motorized TV Lift with Home Automation Integration

TV Lift MechanismNew home buyers at some point or another need to make a hard decision: make the TV the focal point of the room, or keep the fireplace or mantel piece the main attraction. For Mike, an avid handyman and IT professional, compromise was not an option either way. 
By 3PL Services | | Actuators, DIY, Drop Down TV, Home Automation, How To, Linear Actuator, TV Lifts | Read more

Automated Toolbox - Commercial Truck Utility Bed

Toolbox ActuatorCommercial trucks with toolboxes or utility beds could all benefit from a bit of automation. By simply replacing the gas shocks on a utility bed you could control the hatches, doors, and drawers with a push of a button from up to 30 feet away. Automated vehicles are becoming more useful as technology advances, and we will show you how to get set up. Read more to find out how to set up your own automated toolbox with our step by step approach.

Linear Actuator Equipped Vessel Outperforms

Automated VesselTwo universities from Florida built an automated vessel which outperformed in a marine competition, where their autonomous dual hull boat was able to dock, navigate, and position itself with an intelligent actuator control system. Read more for how they did it and links to their team page.

Home Automation - Drop Down TV Lift over Fireplace

Drop Down TV Lift MechanismEvery so often, we get these great pictures from our customers, revealing the simplicity and elegance that our products can bring if combines with the right creativity and ideas. In this case, the idea came from necessity, as a man's dear wife couldn't stand to have the TV sitting on her beautiful stone lined fireplace. 'Happy wife, happy life' seems to hold true.
By Jean-Pierre DeClerck | | DIY, Drop Down TV, Home Automation, How To, TV Lifts | Read more

Color Matched and Automated Tonneau Cover Electric Lift

Remote Control Tonneau CoverFirgelli Automations is proud to have such a varied and loyal client base. The following is an article which was sent to us which features a truck that was modified using two of our light duty rod actuators.
By Jean-Pierre DeClerck | | Automated Tonneau Cover, Automated Vehicles, Automotive, DIY, How To | Read more