Cylinder Actuators can Help with a Wide Variety of Tasks

10/07/2013
Cylinder actuators are like all other types of actuators. They take air pressure, fluid control, or electrical power and convert into mechanical motion. The names of these types of actuators are pneumatic, hydraulic, and electric motor; respectively. Pneumatic and hydraulic actuators use a cylindrical piston to create lateral motion. Electric motor actuators use worm gear, or helical-spline designs to drive the piston.

Pneumatic actuators are the most economical of the three and an excellent choice when electrical power is not readily available. For more muscle hydraulic powers actuators deliver. They provide superior torque and force when compared to any equivalent sized pneumatic or electric motor actuator. The third choice, electric driven actuators are great at precise control and exacting minute movements.

A common variant is the rotary cylinder actuator. Instead of linier motion, they produce rotational torque to a disc or plate. This is useful in cutting long lengths of material into uniform length, or opening and closing of flow control valves in aerospace and automotive applications. Where ever space limitations or design requirement dictate that a linier motion is not practical, then a rotary actuator is the machine you want.

Used in a variety of industries, especially in the construction field (think heavy machinery), these crucial motors get more done in less time. From construction to automotive and even hobbyists, cylinder actuators provide the power to move heavy loads, to repeatedly perform a tedious task, or move with great control. There are size and power characteristic available for every application you want to automate or just make easier, simply contact us today to find out more.