LINAK electric actuator
If you are looking for an easy-to-use actuator, we recommend choosing an electric actuator. This type of actuator is particularly effective if you have applications that require managing multiple positions. They manage positions very precisely, with a margin of error of 0.001 mm.
They can also support very heavy loads, up to several tons. But while electric actuators can support heavier loads than pneumatic actuators, they cannot support as heavy loads as hydraulic actuators.
Another advantage of electric actuators is their high and precise speed. These actuators also pollute less and are more quiet.
However, before purchasing an electric actuator, we recommend that you consider several important factors. First of all, the movement of the axis of your electric actuator can be powered either by an asynchronous motor (robust and easy to implement), a stepper motor (precise) or a brushless motor (long life expectancy, but very expensive).
Secondly, as mentioned, it is strongly discouraged to use an electric actuator in an ATEX zone. This is because ignition can trigger an explosion or fire. If you work in this type of environment, we recommend a pneumatic actuator (with a compressed air supply) or a hydraulic actuator.