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In this collection of Blog posts, there is a very large selection of blogs and articles written all about the world of Linear Actuators. Here you will find everything you could ever need to know about Actuators, from how they are built, to the many different types of linear actuators, to how to install, run and operate them. There are also many articles about how they are used and installed in many every day applications with plenty of videos, tutorials, wiring diagrams and much more.

Linear Actuators are used in just about every application and industry you can think of, plus there are many different types of Actuators each with its own set of unique features and characteristics that make each one suitable for that specific function. Electric linear Actuators are what FIRGELLI® has focused on for over 20 years so this set of articles should cover just about every topic you can think of when it comes to the world of Linear Motion and Electric point to point motion control.

Recent Blogs

How Linear Actuators were used on this old 1952 Chevy Truck
How Linear Actuators were used on this old 1952 Chevy Truck
Just because its old doesn't mean it cannot have modern features. This old 1952 Heavy Chevy has been converted to use Linear Actuators to lift the...
Adjustable limit switch Linear Actuators
Adjustable limit switch Linear Actuators
FIRGELLI® have now developed the worlds first externally adjustable limit switch Linear Actuator (Patent Pending). This is the result of years of development and listening...
Your Complete Guide to IP Ratings
IP Ratings - Your Complete Guide - How to read an IP Rating
The "IP" in IP rating stands for Ingress Protection. The letters IP are then followed by two numbers, such as IP67 or IP59k, etc. The standard determines...
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...
Where Are Micro Linear Actuators Used?
Where Are Micro Linear Actuators Used?
Actuators are not a topic that makes headlines or spawns blogs like artificial intelligence and machine learning, but the role that they play in our modern world...
Actuators transfer physical movement into energy. There are different types, including electrical, hydraulic, and electrical. This article will explain them.
What is an Actuator and How They Work
Actuators transfer physical movement into energy. There are different types, including electrical, hydraulic, and electrical. This article will explain them.
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...
How strong are linear actuators?
How strong are linear actuators?
With a Continuous force rating of up to 2,200 lbs, and strokes from 250mm (10") to 762mm (30") in increments of 125mm (5") at 12vdc...
How does a Linear Actuator work?
How Does a Linear Actuator work?

Want to know how does a Linear Actuator work?. The electric motor rotates the drive gears that eventually turns the main Leadscrew. Its this leadscrew...


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