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Actuators: Everything you need to know

Actuators are not the trendiest subject to be written or talked about in the same way that artificial intelligence (AI) and automation have grabbed the world's...

IP Rating: In Depth Guide to IP Ratings

IP ratings are given to any product that requires electricity or has moving parts or both. The IP rating contains a range of information within...

How to Build a TV Lift Cabinet - For under $300

Want to make the perfect TV Lift Cabinet? Have you found the perfect spot for your TV but don't want it showing all the time?...

What are the Different Types of Drawer Slides?

There are many different types of drawer slides available on the market for, some are a very simple Ikea single wheel cheap and cheerful style,...

Recent Blogs

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...

First Ever Lamborghini Air Brake Wing Allows You to Drive Faster, Brake Harder, and Look Good Doing It!
First Ever Lamborghini Air Brake Wing Allows You to Drive Faster, Brake Harder, and Look Good Doing It!

What do you do when you race your car at 220 MPH down a 3.5 km runway and you run out of tarmac? Although you...

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...

Introducing the Remote Controlled Adjustable Basketball Hoop From Hi-Riz Hoops

Here's an innovative solution to manually adjusting the height of your basketball hoop in your driveway. A linear actuator raises and lowers the hoop by...

At Last, Boston Whaler Boats Offer a Space Saving Electric Table Lift!

Electric linear actuators are the perfect solution to many yacht automation projects. A Firgelli actuator lifts and lowers this bow yacht table on a Boston...

Five Benefits of Electromechanical Actuators

According to a recent article in Machine Design electromechanical actuators are growing in popularity among many different industries.  Although there will always be applications better...

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...

Firgelli Auto Linear Actuators used for or Attivo Designs Lamborghini airbrake wing
Firgelli Auto Linear Actuators used for or Attivo Designs Lamborghini airbrake wing

Imagine for a moment sliding into the cockpit of one of the world’s most aggressive supercars, you reach up and close door downwards, reach over...

Linear Actuators Used to Help Paralyzed Motorcycle Riders

Here is an amazing story how our Linear Actuators are being used to modify motorcycles for paralyzed riders. Watch Lee Beaver’s amazing story and see...

ParkENT Cycles Uses Linear Actuators to Keep Bikes Safe
ParkENT Cycles Uses Linear Actuators to Keep Bikes Safe

Bicycle theft is a $350 Million annual problem in the United States. The equivalent of a $400 bicycle is stolen every 30 seconds. ParkENT, is...

How to Build a Motorized/Automated Boat Hatch
How to Build a Motorized/Automated Boat Hatch

So you want to install actuators on your existing boat hatch? It's quite east and once you have the parts in hand it really shouldn't...

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,...

Motorized pop up hidden secret drawer

In this project we wanted to use a Linear Actuator Column lift to lift up out of a cabinet counter top a drawer...

Home Automation

Home Automation can be as simple as installing a TV Lift, a Pop Down TV or a programmable thermostat.  Either way the aim is to...

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...
Color Matched and Automated Tonneau Cover Electric Lift
Color Matched and Automated Tonneau Cover Electric Lift
A truck modification using two of our light duty rod actuators.
Supporting Boat Hatches, Shipbuilders, and Marine Enthusiasts with Linear Actuators

Electric Remote Control Boat Hatch LiftOver the past twelve years, Firgelli Automations has had the opportunity to supply a...
How to Install a Linear Actuator - Making Chores Easier
At Firgelli Automations, we understand that most people aren't used to wiring motors or other electronics besides plugging a charger into a wall outlet. The...
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