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BRUSHED VS BRUSHLESS DC MOTOR: AN OVERVIEW

BRUSHED VS BRUSHLESS DC MOTOR: AN OVERVIEW

07/29/2016 2:06:51 PM - Posted by pa-admin

Brushed DC Motor

A brushed DC motor is one of the simplest types of motors. It consists of a few main components which in conjunction with a DC power supply create a rotating motor. The armature, commutator, brushes, and field magnet configuration can be seen in Figure 1 below. Continue reading

SELECTING THE APPROPRIATE LINEAR ACTUATOR

SELECTING THE APPROPRIATE LINEAR ACTUATOR

06/27/2016 3:30:52 PM - Posted by pa-admin

Learn how to determine the appropriate actuator for your application with some advice from one of our engineers.

One of the great things about working at Progressive Automations is hearing from customers about how they plan to use our actuators. From home fixtures to industrial applications, the sky is the limit for automation. In order to realize your ideas for using our linear actuators, there are many parameters which must be determined about the intended application. In this series, we present useful design techniques for determining how our actuators can be used. Continue reading

LINEAR ACTUATOR CONTROL: USING AN EXTERNAL LIMIT SWITCH

LINEAR ACTUATOR CONTROL: USING AN EXTERNAL LIMIT SWITCH

05/04/2016 2:49:36 PM - Posted by pa-admin

This article is the first part of our “Linear Actuator Control” series. We will be discussing everything from the most basic control methods that utilize limit switches to accomplishing sequential control with the use of relays. In this first article we will cover how to limit a linear actuator’s extension and retraction stroke using the AC-24 external limit switch. Continue reading

WIFI CONTROL OF HIGH CURRENT LINEAR ACTUATORS

WIFI CONTROL OF HIGH CURRENT LINEAR ACTUATORS

02/02/2016 3:01:42 PM - Posted by pa-admin

In this post we will show you how to use the PA-35 Wi-Fi Control Box to control actuators that demand a large amount of current. Below is a video demonstration of the PA-17 Industrial Linear Actuator being controlled using a smartphone (click the picture below to start the video). Continue reading

HOW TO MONITOR LOAD FEEDBACK OF A LINEAR ACTUATOR PART 2

HOW TO MONITOR LOAD FEEDBACK OF A LINEAR ACTUATOR PART 2

12/14/2015 3:04:04 PM - Posted by pa-admin

Welcome to Part 2 of our guide on how to monitor the load feedback of a linear actuator. In Part 1 we went over the wiring process and the basic coding needed for the example. In today's guide we will be going over in the detail the different sections of the coding as well as some ways to edit it to your liking. To begin we will be looking at the latchButtons() section of code. Continue reading

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