Heavy Duty Rod Actuators

Heavy Duty Rod Actuators

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Spec Sheet
Technical Drawings


These Heavy Duty Linear Actuators come in a variety of forces from 200lbs up to 1,000lbs force and strokes from 3" to 30" or custom strokes, if requested. They are a worm gear drive mechanism which means they are very quiet and offer a high efficiency as a result.

CAD models of this actuator can be found under Resources/3D Files. For further information review the specifications and technical drawings down below or visit our tutorials page for instructions on how to use this actuator with switches, remotes, speed controllers, and Arduino. 

Note: 200 lbs force in only available in 3", 6" and 8" stroke

The Heavy Duty line was developed with high standards in mind. Our clients demand the best quality and performance for their money, inspiring us to come up with such a rugged design. This versatile unit features an aluminum shaft to shed weight, internal limit switches, an aluminum alloy inner tube, as well as a high performance 12 volt DC motor which is capable of producing between 200 and 1000 lbs. (90-453 kg) of force.
No matter your application, installation doesn’t need to be a hassle. Required components consist of just two brackets, one for either side, with quick release pins for easy fitment and set-up. Controlling the unit is just as easy via a 2-wire system, making this unit a ‘plug and play’ type accession unique to Firgelli Automations.

Model FA-200-L-12-XX FA-400-L-12-XX FA-1000-L-12-XX
Dynamic Force 200 lb 400 lb 1000 lb
Static Force (backdriving threshold) 225 lb 450 lb  900 lb
Speed ("/S) @ Full Load 0.8" 0.4" 0.2"
Duty Cycle 20% at 100% load, 50% at 25% of load ,5mins max. continous use
IP Rating 43
Screw Type Worm Gear
Input 12v DC
Max Draw 5 A
Operational Temperature -26°C/65°C (-15°F/150°F)
Limit Switch Built-in (factory preset)
Safety Certification CE
Bracket(s) MB3 or MB3U


Stroke Retracted Length Extended Length Weight STEP Files
3" 9.88" 12.88" 4.5 lbs FA-(F)-L-12-3
6" 12.88" 18.88" 5.1 lbs FA-(F)-L-12-6
8" 14.88" 22.88" 5.3 lbs FA-(F)-L-12-8
9" 15.88" 24.88" 5.5 lbs FA-(F)-L-12-9
12" 18.88" 30.88" 5.9 lbs FA-(F)-L-12-12
15" 21.88" 36.88" 6.1 lbs FA-(F)-L-12-15
18" 24.88" 42.88" 6.7 lbs FA-(F)-L-12-18
24" 30.88" 54.88" 7.4 lbs FA-(F)-L-12-24
30" 36.88" 66.88" 8.2 lbs FA-(F)-L-12-30

 *Stroke length tolerance +/- 0.125"

Technical Drawings
Heavy Duty Actuator Tech Drawing
 Performance Graph

Product Video

Heavy Duty Linear Actuator Review

Comparison Video

Heavy Duty vs Premium High Force Linear Actuator

Customer Product Reviews

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