After 1 year of use I had one of the original 300 actuators break down, I mailed the product back and Progressive Automation send me a new one right away. No questions asked great warranty and great service. Peter Petrovsky, Eastern Mechanics - Vladivostok, Russia
Vladivostok - Russia
by Ajay Arora
From being used to make furniture to being inside all kinds of industrial-use furniture, actuators are used in the furniture industry in a variety of distinct ways. In furniture making, they automate a number of processes and functions; streamline work flow; and eliminate the monotony of repetitive tasks, helping to prevent accidents and make the factory or automated manufacturing plant safer.
These devices create linear motion. When applied to a process or function, whether simple or complex, they can be employed to execute remote, centralized or automatic control. In other words, they can shut switches off or turn on controls; raise a platform up or down; pull something along or push it back. Anywhere in a furniture factory or in the equipment used for making furniture, these components are an integral part of any application that requires adjustment, repositioning or some other type of linear motion.
Industrial-use furniture designed for alternative work environments heavily employ actuators. Especially in furniture such as desks, laboratory workstations and draft tables where adjustability is a key factor, it is these devices that make it possible. Work environments, from offices to medical labs to 24/7 call centers utilize adaptable, industrial-use furniture for many reasons, including ergonomics and giving employees options that allow them to work smarter and more comfortably. In shared work spaces, the ability to adjust the height of a desk or workstation to meet the needs of a number of different users is an efficient use of resources.
Anywhere in business, from the traditional office environment to a training room in a factory, where furniture like conference tables and counters accommodate hidden audiovisual or teleconferencing equipment, linear motors are at work. Regardless if they are used in the machines that make furniture or inside the pieces of furniture themselves, they add motion and functionality to many automation processes and functions in the furniture industry.