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BUILDING AN AUTOMATED STANDING DESK WITH OUR TABLE LIFT SET

BUILDING AN AUTOMATED STANDING DESK WITH OUR TABLE LIFT SET

Sitting for long periods of time is never a good idea; it can lead to many health issues including obesity, increased risk of cancer, shorter life spans and long term posture problems.  But for some it’s a part of their daily life, primarily those working a desk job that requires sitting at a computer all day. While it is recommended to take breaks and walk away (literally) from your work throughout the day, some people just don’t have the time to do that. That’s where a standing desk comes in, letting you stand and stretch your legs without leaving your desk and losing valuable work time.

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BENEFITS OF ERGONOMIC STANDING DESKS

BENEFITS OF ERGONOMIC STANDING DESKS

Introduction

In recent years, the popularity of ergonomic tables has sky rocketed. People have started to realize the benefits of standing desks and table lifts. The saying ”Sitting is the new smoking, and it’s time to quit” or some variation on it can be seen on health magazines and fitness articles all over the place. This change has been brought on thanks to the dawn of the information age and the rise of automation in manufacturing/agriculture industries. Continue reading

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HOW TO PROTECT YOUR SYSTEM: FUSES VS CURRENT SENSORS

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR SYSTEM: FUSES VS CURRENT SENSORS

Our records reveal that the number one cause for actuator failure is motor damage due to these two mistakes:

  • Obstructions in the actuator’s travel path
  • Excessive loads for prolonged periods

If you find your actuator lifeless despite repeated attempts to power it, you may want to bring your nose close to the motor for a quick sniff. A burnt smell is a common sign of motor damage. This smell is not similar to slightly burnt meat or a campfire, it is an unnatural smell that is common with burnt electronics. If this is what your motor smells like, it is very likely it is beyond recovery. Fear not however, give us a call and our engineers will get you fixed up! Continue reading

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF LINEAR ACTUATORS

A BRIEF HISTORY OF LINEAR ACTUATORS

Development of Pistons

Electric linear actuators are a modern form of a piston that is driven by an electric motor. One of the earliest uses of pistons was in steam engines. The first recorded history of a steam engine dates back to a design created in 1st century Roman Egypt. However, the first steam cylinder was designed by Denis Papin, a French physicist and inventor, in the mid-1670s. Continue reading

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PROGRESSIVE QUIZ

PROGRESSIVE QUIZ

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TIPS TO EXTEND YOUR LINEAR ACTUATORS LIFESPAN

TIPS TO EXTEND YOUR LINEAR ACTUATORS LIFESPAN

Introduction

Here at Progressive Automations, we design and manufacture all of our linear actuators with the highest standards of quality and durability. We aim to provide a variety of models to perfectly suit our customer’s wide range of applications, and to ensure that the models perform well and for a very long time.

Here are some tips to help you ensure that you get the most out of our linear actuators. The topics will discussed briefly, for a more detailed explanation please check out our other articles and videos. Continue reading

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PROGRESSIVE AUTOMATIONS AT WONDERCON 2018

PROGRESSIVE AUTOMATIONS AT WONDERCON 2018

WonderCon is known to many as the sister show to San Diego Comic Con, the worlds largest and most popular annual comic convention. The annual WonderCon event has been held in Anaheim since 2012 and celebrates all the latest in nerd culture including comics, movies, TV and animation. Each year it attracts tens of thousands of people to the Anaheim Convention Centre and we were lucky enough to have to opportunity to sponsor one of the booths set up there this year. Continue reading

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