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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

The Future of Home Automation
The Future of Home Automation
What does the future of Home Automation Look like. Home automation, also known as smart home technology, refers to the use of technology to control and...
What is the evolution of automation?
What is the evolution and history of Automation?
In there 18th century during the first industrial revolution, where mechanization of production processes and invention of the steam engine led to the creation of...
History behind Automation, and Linear Actuators as written by AI
History behind Automation, and Linear Actuators as written by AI
This blog post is an experiment in AI (Artificial Intelligence). The Questions are real, but the answers were completely created by AI, as an experiment...
What is a Rotary Actuator and how are they used.
What is a Rotary Actuator and how are they used
Rotary actuator are mechanical devices that create rotary motion to produce torque usually in either direction. They can be found in a wide range of applications,...
Snow Blower Chute Actuator [with updated product list: Winter '22]
Snow Blower Chute Actuator [with updated product list: Winter '22]
The most popular units for this application are the Premium Line and Classic Rod Actuators. The best practice is to install the actuator with the shaft facing downwards....
What is a kitchen appliance lift system
What is a kitchen appliance lift system
This latest Kitchen design feature, that happens to have many great advantages is the latest in Home kitchen designs must-haves.  Thanks to motion control technology, an...
Teslabot Robot Actuators
How do Tesla Bot Actuators actually work
Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently unveiled the company's Tesla Bot. The robot code-named Optimus shuffled across a stage, waved its hand, and pumped its arms in...
Your Complete Guide to Actuators. We cover what is an actuator, how actuators work, types of actuators, how to choose an actuator, and real-world applications.
A Comprehensive Guide to Actuators. What are They, Types of Actuators, and How They Work
Actuators require both a control mechanism and an energy supply. Typically, the control device is a valve. The valve requires a low-energy signal to activate....
Actuators - Components of an Electric Linear Actuator
Actuators - Components of an Electric Linear Actuator
An electric linear actuator converts the energy of an AC or DC electric motor. It turns the rotation of the motor into linear movement. It does...
The NEW Adjustable Limit Switch Actuators (with Live Video)
The NEW Adjustable Limit Switch Actuators (with Live Video)
One of our most consistent requests is for in-between stroke lengths on small projects; The 24 inch Premium unit is too short, but the next...
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...
compare micro actuators
Comparison of Micro Actuators
First of all, the term Micro refers to a size of control. A micron is another measurement of particle size. A micron is one-millionth of...
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 do they work?
Actuators transfer energy into physical movement. There are different types, including electrical, hydraulic, and electrical. This article will explain them all. There are many examples...
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 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're not alone, and we are happy to help! This page is...
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...

10 Benefits of Using an Outdoor TV Cabinet With a Lift Mechanism
10 Benefits of Using an Outdoor TV Cabinet With a Lift Mechanism
Many concerns come to the surface when it comes to keeping a TV outside. An outdoor TV cabinet with a lift mechanism provides several benefits...
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...
Ceiling TV Mounts: Which One to Choose?
Ceiling TV Mounts: Which One to Choose?
Whether at home or at the workplace, televisions are commonly used as displays for entertainment and productivity. Although in many spaces, big TV cabinets or...
outdoor tv cabinet
How to Enjoy Your Patio and watch TV outside using an Outdoor TV Cabinet
Entertaining and relaxing on a patio has always been one of summers greatest pleasures, but outdoor TV's are quite expensive so we created a solution....
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 Make a Flip up Cover face plate for an Outdoor TV
How to Make a Flip up Cover face plate for an Outdoor TV
We show you how to use 2 Linear Actuators to make a TV Face plate cover flip up, so that you can watch TV Outside....
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...

Are standing desks really good for you?
Are standing desks really good for you?
Studies show that standing at least every hour has many health benefits, in fact there is evidence to support this theory since the Apple I-watch has...
What Standing Desk Lift Do I Need?
What Standing Desk Lift Do I Need?
With more individuals having the ability to choose to work remotely and the rising concern of the negative health effects of sitting too much, standing...
COVID-19 Spurs Need for Healthier Home Office Desk
COVID-19 Spurs Need for Healthier Home Office Desk
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people have been forced to work from home and many companies may be transitioning to having more...
What’s the Difference between Single and Dual Stage Legs in a Standing Desk Lift?
What’s the Difference between Single and Dual Stage Legs in a Standing Desk Lift?
When shopping for a standing desk lift, there are a few different factors you’ll need to consider when deciding what standing desk lift is right for...
What Are the Different Types of Standing Desk Lifts?
What Are the Different Types of Standing Desk Lifts?
A standing desk lift is a mechanism that allows you to convert your regular sitting desk into a standing desk. These mechanisms have risen in popularity as...
standing desk assembly instructions
Assembly Video for the Firgelli E-Desk 2-Leg sit stand mechanism
Want to see how easy it is to assemble one of our 2-Leg Sit stand Desks lifts ? watch this short video clip to see...

sit stand desks, motorized desks, standing desks, desk lifts, health benefits of sit stand desks,
What Really Happens to Your Body When You Sit Too Long
Many experts say that sitting at a desk for prolonged periods is one of the worst things you can do for your back, as it...
Health Benefits of Using Sit Stand Desks
6 Surprising Health Benefits of Using Sit Stand Desks
Studies have found that standing for six hours a day instead of sitting can be an effective way to shed some pounds. Standing has been...
All Apple employees now get standing desks
All Apple employees now get standing desks

Apple CEO Tim Cook reveals that all Apple employees are getting a standing desk. And no this isn't some cruel directive to force employees into...

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....

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...
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.

what are some Popular Micro Actuator Use Cases
What are some Popular Micro Actuator Use Cases
 Micro actuators are used in a wide range of applications, from consumer electronics and medical devices to aerospace and industrial automation. The small size, high...
What is the difference between Brushed and Brushless DC Motors
What is the difference between Brushed and Brushless DC Motors

Brushed and Brushless motors. What the difference:

Brushed and Brushless DC Motors are two different types...
Just how big is the Robotic Actuator market globally
Just how big is the Robotic Actuator market globally
The robotic actuator market is a rapidly growing market, driven by the increasing adoption of robotics and automation in various industries such as manufacturing, healthcare,...
Planning a New Automation Project
Planning a New Automation Project
A new automation project can be daunting; we know. When uncertainty is keeping your project from progressing, getting back to basics and reviewing your project's requirements can show...
TVL-180 TV lift with Mounted Flatscreen
TVL-180 TV Lift Set Up Guide and Info
A Firgelli TV-Lift system is one of the most convenient and versatile automation units for your home. In this article, we will walk through the...
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...

home made ventilator
Is this the simplest form of Automatic Ventilators Ever ?
The principles behind this set-up is that the Linear Actuator goes back and forth to compress the Ventilator bag against a hard surface. The speed...
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...
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

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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