Many applications call for the use of electromechanical linear actuation — which includes electric motors paired with various mechanical components for controlled movement of equipment or payloads. Options for linear actuation have proliferated in recent years. Actuators and linear-motion options today are also easier than ever to integrate into machinery ... and they’re often less costly than in the past.
In this Design Guide, we’ll focus on actuators employing all of these variations and the applications for which they’re most suitable. We’ll also do a deeper dive on a couple linear-bearing options for electrically actuated systems.