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.Read More
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:
Get your truck ready for winter with a snow plow actuator
With the arrival of the winter season comes that pesky winter weather, most notably heavy snowfall. Snow can cause a great deal of frustration and stress when it comes in large amounts, blocking off roads and driveways for people everywhere. When situations like this arise there is one piece of machinery that most of us turn to; the snowplow. And guess what powers most of those snowplows? Linear actuators.
Actuators are everywhere. Even outer space.
Outer space presents many exciting new challenges for actuators and automated control systems. Designing systems for hostile environments on earth is difficult enough, but bring the hostile surroundings of space into the mix and the difficulties become ten-fold. The need for applications that incorporate their use is increasing for many reasons, including the demand for more complex instrumentation; the actual size of space vehicles are becoming smaller; and they must be able to function in extreme conditions.
We are dedicated to constantly improving our products and making our customers lives easier, and the creation of the PA-39 reflects that
The PA-39 is one of our newest products here at Progressive Automations and was designed to better serve our loyal customer base. It was created to finally give a control box option specifically for our potentiometer actuator models (POT).