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Farming and Industrial applications is quite a large topic to cover in general, but here are a series of articles and blog posts related to specific application or products that are related. From Snow Blowers and Snow Plows to Tractors, guide rails and micro Actuators. There is a huge range of topics covered here that are related to the massive field of Industrial and farming applications, all that have to do with motion control, linear actuators and electronics control.

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8 places where Rotary Actuators are used
8 places where Rotary Actuators are used

Rotary actuators are used in a variety of industrial, commercial and residential applications. Some common examples include: Manufacturing and industrial automation. Medical equipment. Automotive: Rotary actuators

Linear Actuator Force Selector
How to Select the right Linear Actuator
There are many ways to pick an Actuator. The most popular is by Stroke length, and then the second most popular is by Force. These...
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...
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...
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...
Determining the Force Being Delivered by Your Linear Actuator
Determining the Force Being Delivered by Your Linear Actuator
When selecting a linear actuator for any project, you should always determine an estimate of the amount of force required from your linear actuator as it is...
Types of Actuators
Types of Electric Linear Actuators
Rod-style linear actuators are the most commonly seen actuators. The basic rod-style actuator consists of a motor, gearbox, lead screw, and a rod. The motor converts...
IP Rating Guide of Firgelli Automation’s Linear Actuators
IP Rating Guide of Firgelli Automation’s Linear Actuators
Many applications of linear actuators require the actuator to be exposed to dust, debris, and/or water, but not all linear actuators are suitable for those applications. So,...
Feedback Options for Linear Actuators
Feedback Options for Linear Actuators
Utilizing feedback to ensure precise movements is key in any automation project from robotic to TV lifts. Proper implementation of feedback allows for accurate closed...
How Strong of a Linear Actuator Do I Need?
How Strong of a Linear Actuator Do I Need?
The strength of a linear actuator is the amount of force it can deliver. It is typically seen in terms of Newtons (N) for metric units and...
How Do You Size a Linear Actuator?
How Do You Size a Linear Actuator?
This article will help you size an appropriate linear actuator for your application and will cover some key criteria that can used to identify the...
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...
Linear Actuator basics - How does a Linear Actuator work?
Linear Actuator basics - How does a Linear Actuator work?
Are you new to actuators? Have you just learned what an actuator is? You are not alone, and we are happy to help! This page...
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All About Linear Actuators: The Simple Guide
As you prepare to get started on your project, you may be wondering what type of linear actuator you need and what a linear actuator...
Linear Guides VS Drawer Slides
Linear Guides VS Drawer Slides
In many linear actuator applications, you may need additional supports to help move your desired object or to protect your linear actuator from uneven loads....
How are Linear Guides Used?
How are Linear Guides Used?
Linear Guides or linear rail slides are support devices that are used to help carry loads and ensure straight and level linear motion. Linear guides will...
linear bearings 101 what are linear bearings
Linear Bearings 101 - How do Linear Bearings work
Linear Bearings slide on a Linear Axis in a straight line.  Because they are a bearing it allows you to move a significant amount of...
How to adjust friction on slide rails
How to adjust friction on slide rails
In this Tutorial, we show you how to adjust the central bearing on Firgelli Automations heavy duty (FA-SGR-35) and mini linear track rail (FA-SGR-15N). Adjusting...
50" or 60" heavy duty Drawer Slides - Long Drawer Slides
50 Inch or 60 Inch heavy duty Drawer Slides - Long Drawer Slides
Some applications require Long stroke and heavy duty drawer slides for then you have a heavy load drawer that needs to be pulled out over...
50" or 60" heavy duty Drawer Slides - Long Drawer Slides
50 Inch or 60 Inch heavy duty Drawer Slides - Long Drawer Slides
Some applications require Long stroke and heavy duty drawer slides for then you have a heavy load drawer that needs to be pulled out over...
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...

snow plow linear actuator for snow chute
Snow Plow Linear Actuators for a Snow Blower Chute

Tis the season to be shoveling and plowing. We at FIRGELLI Automations want to make your winter more jolly in any way we can, and today...

How to make an Automatic a Chicken Coop Door opener
How to make an Automatic a Chicken Coop Door opener
There are several types of doors that can be used on chicken coops, each with their own benefits and drawbacks. Some common types of doors...

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