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LINEAR ACTUATORS - GARAGE DOOR AND SWING GATES

LINEAR ACTUATORS - GARAGE DOOR AND SWING GATES

Linear actuators are mechanical devices that have proven beneficial in home automation and design. Many designers have used actuators in residential and industrial applications to make home and business life easier. Depending upon the force requirements of the project, heavy duty actuators or mini actuators may be used.

Most projects related to garage door automation or swing gates will require the use of heavy duty actuators because of the frequency of use and the sheer weight of the doors and gates. Let’s determine how we can use actuators to automate and enhance the use of conveniences in our lives.
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SPONSORSHIP: DR. DECKS PHANTOM BENCH USING OUR TABLE LIFT

SPONSORSHIP: DR. DECKS PHANTOM BENCH USING OUR TABLE LIFT

Progressive Automations is proud to present this video from Dr. Decks using our FLT-03-2-2 Table Lift.

Home automation is about innovation. Doing something that makes you think about the possibilities in a way you never thought possible. In this highly anticipated video, Dr. Decks has built the Phantom Bench. Seems like a deck, right? At the flip of a switch, the automation kicks into action revealing a hidden bench.

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HIDDEN TV CABINET COMPARTMENT USING OUR FAST ACTUATOR

HIDDEN TV CABINET COMPARTMENT USING OUR FAST ACTUATOR

This customer used our compact, PA-15 High Speed Linear Actuator for this hidden compartment project.

One of our customers recently sent us this video. He wanted to head up a home automation project, and built this hidden TV cabinet compartment to hold his DVD player and cable box. The project uses our PA-15, a fast actuator with enough force to open and close the box. This compact actuator is also small enough to fit in the TV stand comfortably.

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STAGE LIGHTING SYSTEM AND ELECTRIC LINEAR ACTUATORS

STAGE LIGHTING SYSTEM AND ELECTRIC LINEAR ACTUATORS

Even the rich and famous rely on linear actuators. Musicians and entertainers constantly rely on the use of lighting effects to make a show more compelling. Bands like David Bowie, the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and more have all used linear actuators to create outstanding visual effects at concerts that are still spoken about today.

Stage lighting systems use complex motion controls to move the lights around at precise times during the show, and each of these motions can be controlled with use of linear actuators. These small actuators create complex effects on stage, turning an average show into something completely unforgettable.
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ACTUATORS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

ACTUATORS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Because a linear motor is a very simple mechanism that converts motion into energy that can push compact to medium loads, they are used extensively in the construction industry. They are useful anywhere something needs to be moved or a process requires automation. They can push and pull something into place; move it forward and back or raise it up and down. Construction machinery that includes platform lifts, mounted signs, side mirrors, safety baskets and tilting pieces of equipment benefit from actuator technology.
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THE TWITTERDOG SYSTEM: AN AUTOMATED SYSTEM USING LINEAR ACTUATORS

THE TWITTERDOG SYSTEM: AN AUTOMATED SYSTEM USING LINEAR ACTUATORS

This dynamic duo has created one of the most interesting ideas using two miniature actuators that we've seen - using Twitter.

The TwitterDog System Part I

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