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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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SNOW PLOW ACTUATOR

SNOW PLOW ACTUATOR

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.
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SPACE SHUTTLE AND SATELLITE APPLICATIONS

SPACE SHUTTLE AND SATELLITE APPLICATIONS

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.
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INTRODUCING OUR NEW PA-39 CONTROL BOX

INTRODUCING OUR NEW PA-39 CONTROL BOX

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).
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MILITARY AND DEFENSE AUTOMATION

MILITARY AND DEFENSE AUTOMATION

In the heat of combat, a soldier’s focus isn’t on the mechanical design of the vehicle they are driving or piloting. The soldier simply believes that the machine they are operating will work the way it’s supposed to. With the help of actuators, military automation has become possible. Military automation has changed the face of battle, and these devices have played a key role.

No matter what division of the military you are considering, each one makes use of them. The air force, the army and the navy all benefit and improve their function.
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