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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...

Linear Actuators 101 - Everything you need to know about a linear Actuator
Linear Actuators 101 - Everything You Need to Know About Linear Actuators

We have created this blog post to help you understand how electric linear actuators work and the terminology used to describe them.  With an understanding...

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...

Four Places to Use a TV Lift Cabinet
Four Places to Use a TV Lift Cabinet
Its 2021 and now perhaps is the time to start thinking about how to modernize your home. Adding a TV lift cabinet around the house...
How many many ways can you hide and automate a TV.
How to hide your TV.
Have you ever wondered how many different ways are there to hide you're TV in the home?. based on the animation image above you can...
How to Build a TV Lift Cabinet
How to Build a TV Lift Cabinet - For under $300
Have you found the perfect spot for your TV but don't want it showing all the time? Maybe you need to save on space but...
What are the Different Types of TV Lifts?
What are the Different Types of TV Lifts?
There are a few things in the world that can WOW a room quite like a big screen TV dropping from the ceiling. You can...
How to make a Drop down TV Lift
How to make a Drop down TV Lift

Check out these 4 videos. The customer here used a Track Actuator with 30" stroke to drop a TV from the ceiling

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...

All Apple employees now get standing desks
All Apple employees now get standing desks

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently disclosed an interesting detail about Apple Park, the company's new headquarters: Everyone gets a standing desk

Why You Should Be Using A Sit Stand Desk  The Shocking Risks of Sitting
Why You Should Be Using A Sit Stand Desk

The Shocking Risks of Sitting - How many hours a day do you spend sitting? What if you added up all the time you spend watching...

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....

What are the easiest drawer slides to install?
Drawer Slides Complete Guide
Drawer slides can be as easy or as hard as you allow them, and it all depends on what type of slide you choose. In...
How to choose the right drawer slides
Choosing the Right Drawer Slides

Understand drawer slide extension, weight capacity and different mounting types to help you choose the right drawer slide for your project.

Track Actuators: Its Got Your Back, Metaphorically
Track Actuators: Its Got Your Back, Metaphorically
FIRGELLI offers many ergonomic options, from adjustable sit-stand desks to the Flip-Down TV Lifts, yet our standard actuators and track actuators can be featured in...
pop up bar - motorized cocktail bar - Cadillac Couch
Cadillac Cocktail Couch - Motorized Pop-up Liquor Cabinet
How to make a Linear Actuator driven Motorized pop-up cocktail cabinet that looks like a Cadillac?. 
Automatic Electric Window Openers & Closers
Automatic Electric Window Openers & Closers
Ever fancied turning your home into a smart home? Well, more people than ever are making the change. The US is expected to have 63...
Automated Electric Window Openers
5 Benefits of Having Electric Window Openers

Electric window openers are not just for cars. You can reap the benefits of electric windows in many more...

Tesla Automatic Charger - How to build a Robotic Automatic Tesla charger
Tesla Automatic Charger - How to build a Robotic Automatic Tesla charger
A FIRGELLI® Customer who has a tesla decided to make his own Robotic Automatic Tesla Charger, and this is his video. Clearly, he knows a...
Top 10 Custom Projects You Can Do With Linear Actuators
Top 10 Custom Projects You Can Do With Linear Actuators
Do it yourself projects are taking America by storm with 57% of homeowners feeling their homes are a work in progress. Fueled by...
How to connect a TV Lift to you're Home Automations system such as Control-4, Insteon, Alexa, etc
How to connect a TV Lift to your Home Automations system such as Control-4, Insteon, Alexa, etc
This Article is to show you how to control a FIRGELLI® Pop-Up TV Lift model TVL-180. The wiring...
How to make an RC Power Wheels for a Disabled Child
How to make an RC Power Wheels for a Disabled Child
Oliver has Cerebral Palsy, but don't let him fool you, he loves to ride around in a power wheels vehicle just like every other kid....
What Are Linear Actuators?
What Are Linear Actuators?
What Are Linear Actuators? Since the electric motor invention, engineers have been searching for ways to use their principle of operation to generate linear motion...
John Deere Tractor Actuator for Sleeve hitch
John Deere Tractor Actuator for Sleeve hitch

How do you make a height adjustment mechanism for a John Deer tractor or any other farming equipment machine using a Linear Actuator.  Check out this...

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...

Firgelli Automations and the "Internet of Things"

How Firgelli Automations is developing IoT ready motion products

hidden Kitchen Appliances - appliance lift
Hidden Kitchen Appliance lifts using Linear Actuators

 

What this very simple project to lift a Spice rack out of a granite kitchen counter top. the Linear Actuator simply sits in the...

Electric Linear Actuators with Feedback Sensors
Electric Linear Actuators with Feedback Sensors

So how does a Linear Actuator with positional control work, and what options are there for positional control. We go over them all for you.

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...

Homemade Medical Ventilator
Homemade Ventilator
Due to COVID-19 pandemic (Coronavirus) there is a huge lack of Medical Ventilators all around the world. Our goal was to create a project to create a...
Finally a cool looking Linear Actuator - We share it with you.

bullet 50 cal

Check out this cool looking bullet linear actuator by Firgelli Automations

Flip Down TV Lift project

This home owner wanted to flip a TV down from the horizontal plane to viewing angle at the touch of a button. With only 8"...

How to choose the correct drop down TV Lift
How to choose the correct drop down TV Lift
How to choose the correct drop down TV Lift
types of motion
Types of Motion

There are basically four types of motion in the world of mechanics

How to create a Force shut off safety system for a Linear Actuator
How to create a Force shut off safety system for a Linear Actuator

How to create an over force shut off safety system for a Linear Actuator

Linear Actuator Kit
Linear Actuator Kit

What is included in a Linear Actuator Kit?. We get many people asking for a Linear Actuator Kit so we...


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