Miniature Linear Actuator Manufacturers and Suppliers

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  • The Big Picture of Miniature Linear Actuators

    When you think about it, our society is a little strange. We want things to be bigger and better, but still fit into a tiny little package. We want the best technology in every product, but still have it small enough to be able to fit in our purses and pockets. We expect that new products will come out that exceed our every expectation, look and feel thin and are very easy to carry. This double standard is true when talking about most electronics, cell phones, mp3 players and digital...

  • Medicine and Micro Linear Actuators

    As trends in medicine point more and more toward performance of surgical procedures with robotic equipment, demand increases for microactuators and the other movement control utilities that actuate robotic surgical tools. Micro linear actuators can be found in much of the equipment used in the health care industry to improve people's health and even save lives. In addition to their widespread use in robotic surgical equipment, microactuators are also put to use in medical scanning devices. Because they are capable of generating precise, controlled movements, microactuators and other small linear...

  • Small Linear Actuators: Big Jobs

    If you're fortunate enough to own a car with retractable headlights, you may be familiar with the characteristic "VZZZ" sound they make during operation. But what you may not know is that the sound is being made by at least one small linear actuator. While you're blissfully unaware, enjoying your car's other features, you're probably not far from a variety of small actuators performing other functions within your car. Small linear actuators can, in fact, be found all over the place. They're just usually employed in less exotic contexts. More...

  • Miniature Linear Actuators: Everywhere in Industry

    Ask an industry insider where miniature actuators can be found at work, and they will tell you, Everywhere. The number of different industrial contexts in which miniature actuators are used, particularly in high-tech contexts, is staggering. As technology develops and produces smaller, more advanced products, industry professionals require access to machinery that can produce very small, very advanced products with care and precision. Miniature linear actuators are among the devices that make this kind of rigidly-controlled motion possible. Look around you, wherever you're sitting right now. Obviously there's a computer...

  • New Size 11 Double Stack Hybrid Linear Actuators by Haydon Switch & Instrument, Inc.

    Press Release - September 3, 2008 by Haydon Switch & Instrument, Inc. by Marcia Colucci Waterbury, CT - Haydon Switch & Instrument, Inc. is proud to introduce the 28000 series (Size 11) double stack hybrid linear actuators, which are based on some of the most advanced technology in the world today. The 28000 series double stack hybrid linear actuators are available in three designs captive, non-captive and external linear versions. They are available in a wide variety of resolutions ranging from .000125 (.00317 5mm) per step to .002 (.0508 mm)...

Industry Information

Miniature Linear Actuators

Miniature linear actuators are a type of linear actuator that is manufactured on a much smaller-scale than the typical linear actuator size. Also referred to as micro linear actuators or mini linear actuators, miniature linear actuators produce mechanical linear motion through the conversion of various forms of energy into mechanical energy.

Miniature linear actuators are typically part of motion control systems and usually are computer-controlled. Control systems use miniature linear actuators to move or control objects. Many different design features are available for miniature linear actuators, which can be electric, mechanical, pneumatic or hydraulically-powered. For instance, some actuators may have limit switches, creeping sensors, magnetic brakes, or a sine-wave drive option. Various motor choices for miniature linear actuators include stepper, brushed DC, or brushless servomotors. Design system flexibility is determined by the anticipated specification revisions. Miniature linear actuators are used in a wide range of applications including robotics, aerospace, factory automation, and a wide range of engineering applications. They can also be found in industries such as automotive, industrial manufacturing, aviation, agriculture, construction medical, optical, and semi-conductor equipment.

Miniature linear actuators operate in much the same way as a typical linear actuator, just on a much smaller scale. Most miniature linear actuators are electric, although some may use piezoelectric power for highly precise, short movement, and still others are pneumatic actuators. However, in terms of basic construction, miniature linear actuators consist of a base plate, stator, and a runner with guides on both sides, all of which are micro machined. In most cases, silicon is used as the base material. Miniature linear actuators are typically used in small spaces that require large payloads. When choosing a miniature linear actuator, several factors are important for its success in its application. For instance, the duty cycle accuracy and programmability requirements must also be measured, as well as the safety requirements, environmental concerns and space constraints. Since most miniature linear motors are electrically-powered, then many different available electric motors, including stepper, brushed DC or brushless servomotors, must be considered. In terms of piezoelectric-powered miniature linear motors, the linear motion results of from mechanical pressure that has been exerted on certain types of crystals, such as quartz or Rochelle salt. Pneumatic power, on the other hand, simply means that the miniature linear actuator is powered by air or gas pressure.

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