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HOW TO CONNECT AN EXTERNAL LIMIT SWITCH TO A PA-30 CONTROL BOX

HOW TO CONNECT AN EXTERNAL LIMIT SWITCH TO A PA-30 CONTROL BOX

In our last How-To we showed how to connect our AC-24 external limit switch to one of our AC control boxes, the PA-20. That process was made simple thanks to the 4-pin connector on the AC-24 and the PA-20, but what if you aren't using the PA-20 and need to connect the limit switch without using it's 4-pin connector?
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HOW TO INSTALL AN EXTERNAL LIMIT SWITCH USING AN AC CONTROL BOX

HOW TO INSTALL AN EXTERNAL LIMIT SWITCH USING AN AC CONTROL BOX

Here is our step by step guide on how to connect an external limit switch, AC-24, with one of our PA-20 control boxes.

First we need all the necessary equipment. We’ll be using a PA-20 Control Box, a PA-18 Track Linear Actuator, and of course an AC-24 Limit Switch. Let’s make sure we have all the equipment.
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HOW TO INSTALL AN ACTUATOR

HOW TO INSTALL AN ACTUATOR

Installing can be a simple, easy, pain-free process for anyone. If you find you require some additional help with installation, this guide should be able to set you on the right path. This guide is aimed at helping those with simple automation projects, such as home automation projects, get the best installation possible.

If you have any additional questions about the installation process, feel free to get in contact with us by using the contact information below. We are happy to take you through the process.

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HOW TO CONNECT A LINEAR ACTUATOR WITH PA-30 CONTROL BOX

HOW TO CONNECT A LINEAR ACTUATOR WITH PA-30 CONTROL BOX

We have prepared another step-by-step guide on how to connect and power a linear actuator, this time using a DC powered control box. You can check out our earlier post on how to connect using AC power here. For this demonstration we are going to use one of our most popular DC power sources, the PA-30.

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HOW TO CONNECT A LINEAR ACTUATOR WITH AC POWER

HOW TO CONNECT A LINEAR ACTUATOR WITH AC POWER

We at Progressive Automations have prepared a step by step guide on how to connect a linear actuator to one of our control box models, specifically the AC powered PA-20, one of our more popular models.

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AUTOMATION IN THE MEDICAL FIELD

AUTOMATION IN THE MEDICAL FIELD

Actuators are seeing more medical use every day, often replacing older pneumatic and hydraulic systems. Their applications are varied, and can range from the tiny (2" stroke) to the large (24" stroke). There are four main reasons that actuator usage is on the rise in the medical field:
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LEAD SCREW QUESTIONS ASKED AND ANSWERED

LEAD SCREW QUESTIONS ASKED AND ANSWERED

Lead screws are one of the most basic linear electric actuator technologies you'll find. In terms of matching cost with reliability, lead screws are your best bet, Here are some of your lead screw questions asked and answered.

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