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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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PROGRESSIVE AUTOMATIONS YEAR IN REVIEW

PROGRESSIVE AUTOMATIONS YEAR IN REVIEW

2017 was a big year for us at Progressive Automations. We moved to a new, larger location as we continue to grow and introduced many new products. There were also many exciting projects that our customers shared with us over the last year. Let’s take a look at what happened in 2017!

Products

One of our goals here is to consistently innovate and create actuator models based on customer feedback. We want to have an actuator for you no matter what your application is so we take the time to research what customers are asking for and base our actuator development on that. One such actuator we introduced was the PA-13 High Force Industrial Actuator. This is now the strongest linear actuator we have in stock, capable of producing a whopping 3000 lbs of force and with an IP66 protection rating.
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NEW ROCKER SWITCHES FOR ACTUATOR OPERATION

NEW ROCKER SWITCHES FOR ACTUATOR OPERATION

For the simple approach in operating your actuator, a rocker switch is the perfect unit as it is easy to use, versatile and can be discreetly located. Rocker switches can be recessed into a wall or into an enclosure box, making them out-of-sight yet easily accessible. The newest additions to our rocker switch inventory include turn switches, key switches and emergency push buttons. Along with these new switches, we have introduced an enclosure box for turn/key switches as well as an enclosed push button switch. In this article, I will be going over the details on these new switches and how they may be perfect for your next application.
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HOW TO CHOOSE THE CORRECT DROP DOWN TV LIFT

HOW TO CHOOSE THE CORRECT DROP DOWN TV LIFT

The most recent addition to our line of TV automation products is the TY-05 Drop Down TV Lift. The unit is designed to be installed above the ceiling or against the wall. The lift is operated using a wireless remote and can raise your TV to hide it from plain sight and lower it when needed. In this article I will be discussing how to select the correct model for your application.

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MOBILE BARBERSHOP SUCCESS STORY USING MINI LINEAR ACTUATORS

MOBILE BARBERSHOP SUCCESS STORY USING MINI LINEAR ACTUATORS

As real estate prices increase, businesses constantly look for innovative ways to densify their space. Whether it be using automated checkout counters or online check-in, automation is a key driving force for conserving space and time. The mobile barbershop business is no different.

Anthony Martin, owner of BarberDasher Club, started his unique mobile barbershop business in Vancouver about a year ago. Looking to combine that classic barbershop feel with 21st century technology, Anthony pulled out all the stops on the interior of his Mercedes Sprinter Van. Fully equipped with running water, lighting, and heating and even a 100 year old classic barber chair; BarberDasher Club is able to provide full service grooming to all of its clients.
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DR. DECKS SUCCESS STORY USING OUR IP66 LINEAR ACTUATOR

DR. DECKS SUCCESS STORY USING OUR IP66 LINEAR ACTUATOR

Our go-to recommendation for Dr. Decks’ mind-blowing deck automation projects is our PA-04 IP66 Linear Actuator.

Being based in the Northwestern United States, it is critical that the actuators Dr. Decks uses can withstand the downpour of rain and occasional snow common in the area. Featuring an IP66 protection rating, the PA-04 has one of the highest water and dust ingress protection ratings among our actuators, making it a top choice for automation applications above and underneath the deck.

The PA-04 also boasts a wide variety of force and speed options. One of the first projects we worked with Dr. Decks on was lifting a set of tiki torches from underneath the deck. Since the torches were quite light, we were able to use the PA-04 model rated for 100 lbs which provided a blazing 2.8 inches per second of travel. At a moment’s notice, the owner of this deck can press a button on a wireless remote to initiate the sequence. The tiki torches hidden around the circular deck rises to provide a warm soft glow to the deck and surrounding garden. If you need more punch, then the PA-04 also comes in higher force options that can go up to 1350 lbs.
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TABLE LIFT AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS

TABLE LIFT AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS

As automation moves more and more jobs towards a computer, potential health risks are becoming a growing concern. Sitting for long periods of time is proven to negatively impact emotional and physical well-being. Using an automated table lift, users can negate the long term effects of a sedentary life in both the work place and at home.

The FLT-08 Dual Section Table Lift is a complete automation solution for individually controlled desks. Built with a secure 4 leg frame, each section of two legs can adjust the height of its own individual table top. Each side is accompanied by an interactive remote with up and down control as well as 4 preset positions for ease of use. Optimized for an office environment, the motors in each leg perform smoothly and quietly to ensure no disruption to the surrounding desk. A privacy wall can be added using the included wall mounts, or left empty for open office concepts. With a weight capacity of 220 lbs per table and 1.5”/s speed, this table lift can bring a new level of health and comfort to the user.
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