Electric Actuator Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of electric actuator manufacturers and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top electric actuator manufacturers with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find electric actuator companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture electric actuators to your companies specifications. Then contact the electric actuator companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of electric cylinder actuators, electric water actuators, small electric actuators, or customized electric actuators of every type, this is the resource for you.

  • Bethel, CT

    The load handled by our electric actuators varies in range from 150 newtons to 900 newtons. We offer products that are sturdy and well built so they last as long as you need them to. Call our staff with your design ideas and we can make your actuator dreams come true. View your designed product on our free 3D viewer. We have customer service representatives standing by waiting to answer your questions and concerns. Call today to find out more info!

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  • Pittsburg, CA

    We use state of the art CNC equipment and tools in order to assure our customers that our products will forever be on the leading edge of technological innovation. Each one of our engineers has years experience in the field and are sure to be able to help you find an electric actuator or other product that will be perfect for you. Visit our website today to learn more! We look forward to working with you!

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  • Battle Creek, MI

    We have been designing and building electric actuators since 1960 from our facilities in Battle Creek, Michigan. Our employees have the experience you need and the quality you can count on to help you in finding the products that will fulfill all of your needs. Our website acts as a great source of information should you have any questions or concerns. You may also send an email to one of our staff and we will send you a personalized response. Contact us now!

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  • Bethel, CT

    Keep us in mind for all of your electric actuator needs! We know your busy schedule makes it hard to rely on waiting for a product to ship in. This is why we offer next day delivery and most of our products ship out within 24 hours. Since opening our doors one of our main priorities has been and always will be to ensure 100% customer satisfactions. Get in touch with our customer service representatives to see what we may do for you! Let us work for you!

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  • Victoria, BC

    Actuonix Motion Devices is a global leader in the design and manufacture of unique and broad-range actuation solutions for the commercial and military aerospace and defense industries. We offer the most advanced actuators, including electric actuators and a multitude of other models, custom designed to fit virtually any application with superior performance, quality and precision.

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  • Trumbull, CT

    Our electric actuators cannot be topped! Since our inception we have been providing our customers with products and services that are second to none! Our cost efficient electric actuators will offer a long lasting value. Our technicians will work with you from prototype to production in order to ensure that you are getting the product that you have been searching for! Visit us online today to learn more!

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  • Huntley, IL

    HIWIN Corporation provides industries with quality products and services. Some of our products include linear actuators, linear bearings, ball screws, linear slides, linear stages and a variety of other linear motion components. Supplying industries with quality linear actuators since 1989. For more information about HIWIN Corporation, or about our many services, call us today!

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The Pros and Cons of Electric Actuators

A linear actuator is a device that turns non-linear motion, or movement that does not go back-and-forth, into linear movement, or motion that does go back-and-forth. There are different varieties of linear actuators, and they range in size, power, and use. The specific type called a DC actuator, for example, is usually used in conjunction with a DC power source in order to function properly. We often see these kinds of actuators in smaller devices that require batteries. The DC actuator is part of a larger family of linear actuators... Read More

Electric Actuators and Robotics

Let's depart briefly from the world of linear actuators' more normal uses in manufacturing machinery and other equipment for a glimpse into something a little more exotic (see the video above to learn a bit about linear actuators). It's time to talk about robots! The field of robotics may not seem very important compared to other areas in industry. After all, there is a real need for real, useful manufacturing equipment, and next to those products, robotics R&D can seem like a bunch of pipe dreams. But that'snot the case.... Read More

Automotive Linear Actuators' 15 Seconds

The world of automotive linear actuators is populated both by highly visible and nearly invisible actuator varieties. Some are more complex than others, and some are more expensive than others. But in the cars in which they are equipped, each actuator contributes to the correct functioning of the car. Take, for instance, a car's door locks. Most cars made since the late 90s are equipped with automatic door locks. Obviously, door locks are useful for keeping thieves out when a car is not in use, and they are useful for... Read More

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions Introduces PBL4850E Brushless Motor IDEA Drive

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions announces the latest addition to its IDEA drive line of motor controllers: the PBL4850E programmable three-phase brushless motor drive. With the PBL 4850E, Haydon Kerk replicates the exceptional functionality of stepper-based drives for its brushless counterparts as the two drive types now share a common graphical user interface. Among the unique features of the graphical user interface is automatic population of motion profile parameters based on entry of just a few motor characteristics. Complex parameter calculations or in-depth motor knowledge are completely unnecessary. Users are... Read More

The MotoDrive : A New Integrated Stepper Motor Linear Actuator and Chopper Drive by Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions

by Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc. News Release Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc., a premier manufacturer of linear motion products, introduces the MotoDrive PDE Captive Linear Actuator, available in size 17 single or double stack. The MotoDrive comes with an integrated chopper drive forming a compact system that is ideal for precision motion control applications. Avaliable with a Haydon size 17 stepper motor The MotoDrive captive linear actuator system is capable of an output force of 220N (50 lbs) for the single stack version and 350N (78lbs) for the double... Read More

Series ESFX Electric Linear Slide

Series ESFX Electric Linear Slides feature a ball screw design providing superior speed and load/moment performance in a saddle type actuator. Along with other PHD electric and pneumatic solutions, these linear slides can combine to create virtually any system to meet your Cartesian robot needs. The flexibility of Your Motor, Your Way provides the freedom to use familiar motors and controls, making this linear slide the optimal solution for the most demanding automation applications. Series ESFX Benefits: Rigid frame provides superior support and strength High... Read More

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Electric Actuator Innovations 

There have been a number of advancements in the electric actuation industry. Many companies design newer actuators to be utilized for multiple and diverse applications. Consumers look for high performance and consistent functionality. Manufacturers have been combining the features of motors and actuators which results in greater customer satisfaction based on higher usability of control, mobility, and sustainability. As applications become more demanding, the actuator industry has been upgrading to keep pace, utilizing more intricate components and processes. Another reason electric actuators are targets for innovation has to do with the growing concerns of operational processes becoming more environmental friendly. 

Many electric actuators are designed with easy-to-use interfaces. This innovation is partly because of the actuators are engineered for different programming cycles and procedures. Enhanced controlling is ideal for conditions that require flexibility such as fast paced production environments. Manufacturers and consumers are realizing electric actuators are capable of replicating the same functions as of hydraulic and pneumatic actuators. Electric actuators also save more money in the long run due to less clean up costs that are normally associated with hydraulic fluid spills.

Electric actuators are becoming more ideal for medical applications that require precision and reliability. Newer models have a smaller structure that allow for easier assimilation into existing systems but there is no compromise for performance. There are also extra benefits due to the combined capabilities; the user can trust a single source when performing those crucial medical applications. As time becomes a premium it is essential that components are going to function at optimum efficiency.

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Electric Actuators

Electric actuators are devices that produce linear motion through the conversion of electrical energy into mechanical energy. This type of linear actuator is typically attached to valves that move as a result of an outside power source. The necessary power level is achieved through the use of single-phase or three-phase AC or DC motors and various gears.

Electric actuators are divided into two different types: rotary and linear. When selecting an electric rotary actuator, important factors to consider include actuator torque and range of motion. Important factors to consider when selecting linear electric actuators include the number of turns, actuating force, and the length of the valve stem stroke. Both rotary and linear electric actuators are often used in a variety of applications and industries such as: automotive, for use in power door lock systems and air conditioning systems; industrial manufacturing, to be utilized as control components in many industrial devices; agriculture, for use in farming machinery such as combine harvesters and fertilizer spreaders; and power generation, in which they are particularly utilized for green technologies such as wind turbine construction.  

The basic construction of an electric actuator consists of an electric motor, a screw, a nut and possibly gears if the electric motor is a small motor. In an electric actuator, it is the nut that provides the translation from electrical motion to mechanical motion when it rotates along the screw, moving forward instead of rotating along with the screw. Rotary electric actuators rotate from open to close using butterfly, ball, and plug valves. With the use of rotary electric actuators, the electromagnetic power from the motor causes the components to rotate, allowing for numerous stops during each stroke. Either a circular shaft or a table can be used as the rotational element. The actuator torque refers to the power that causes the rotation, while the full range of motion can be either nominal, quarter-turn, or multi-turn. Linear electric actuators, in contrast, open and close using pinch, globe, diaphragm, gate, or angle valves. Linear electric actuators are often used when tight tolerances are required. These electric actuators use an ACME screw assembly or motor-driven ball screw to supply linear motion. Within linear electric actuators, the load is connected to the end of a screw that is belt or gear driven.