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Linear Actuator
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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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HOW OUR LINEAR ACTUATORS ARE MADE

HOW OUR LINEAR ACTUATORS ARE MADE

A linear actuator is a motor that creates motion in a straight line. It is widely used in machine tools and industrial applications. Recently, with the rise of electric linear actuators, more and more industries have begun to use them to automate their applications. Progressive Automations is one of the leading electric linear actuators manufacturers in the world. The manufacturing process of our actuators follows very strict guidelines, and they are extensively reviewed by our product and manufacturing engineers. Continue reading

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WIRELESS CONTROL OF OUR FLTCON LINEAR ACTUATOR CONTROL BOXES

WIRELESS CONTROL OF OUR FLTCON LINEAR ACTUATOR CONTROL BOXES

As our inventory of linear actuator control boxes continues to grow, our FLTCON control box series is popular for synchronous control over our FLT table lifts, lifting columns, and 24VDC linear actuators with Hall Effect Sensors. Paired together with a built-in AC power supply, this plug-n-play system allows for an easy setup for any application. With the RT-14 and receiver integration, the FLT control box series can now be wireless! Continue reading

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PROGRESSIVE AUTOMATIONS AT LA COMIC CON 2018

PROGRESSIVE AUTOMATIONS AT LA COMIC CON 2018

Michael McMaster and Mike Senna are at it again! They have been two of our most valued customers for years now because of the amazing robots they have built using our actuators. The robots have been such a success that they are being invited to Comic Con conventions in North America for the last couple of years to show off their builds. Once such convention is LA Comic Con, which has invited them back multiple years in a row because of how popular the robots were. Continue reading

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HOW TO MOUNT A LINEAR ACTUATOR EFFICIENTLY (TRAPDOOR EXAMPLE)

HOW TO MOUNT A LINEAR ACTUATOR EFFICIENTLY (TRAPDOOR EXAMPLE)

One of the most important steps in selecting a linear actuator is choosing the appropriate force rating. It is quite simple when the application requires a load to be lifted vertically, wherein the weight of the load being lifted is equal to the force required from the actuator. A more challenging scenario is if you have a hinge-type application, as commonly seen with lids, trapdoors and windows.

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JAPANESE STYLE HIDDEN TABLE LIFT PROJECT

JAPANESE STYLE HIDDEN TABLE LIFT PROJECT

As you probably know by now, we love showing off what our customers can do with our products. This time we have something really impressive to share with you; a customer has taken a pair of our FLT-07 Lifting Column Sets and implemented them into a hidden Japanese style table lift. When we say hidden we mean that this table lift is actually part of the floor, so when it is fully retracted it is completely hidden from view. Then when it is ready for use, it uses the lifting system of our FLTs to raise into view and act as a cool, modern table/bar for use. Continue reading

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PLANETARIUM PROJECTOR PROJECT

PLANETARIUM PROJECTOR PROJECT

One of our talented customers from Free Fall Technologies was nice enough to share his custom project with us, built with the help of our products. Free Fall Technologies is a planetarium education company that specializes in making interesting and educational technical systems for the field.  The project is a custom planetarium projector lift that utilizes our FLT-03-2-1 Lifting Column set to raise itself up and down. This is the fourth projector lift project he has created using our products and we can't wait to see what other applications he'll build in the future. Continue reading

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ROBOTIC AUTOMATION AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

ROBOTIC AUTOMATION AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning is on course to provide drastic improvements to autonomous systems. The future is bright and the advancement of AI controlled robotics will only increase from here on out.

AI aims to provide robots with the ability to perform tasks that were once only capable of being completed with human intelligence. That is, to encompass the ability to perform a variety of tasks on its own as opposed to only following a predetermined algorithm created by a programmer. Continue reading

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