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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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ADDING LINEAR ACTUATORS TO CHICKEN COOPS AND SNOWBLOWER CHUTES

ADDING LINEAR ACTUATORS TO CHICKEN COOPS AND SNOWBLOWER CHUTES

As automation trends become increasingly popular, customers are always looking for ways to implement linear actuators into their applications. For instance, in farming locations, chickens stay cooped up inside until you let them out. This requires you to bundle up and head outside to open the door in the colder months. With the use of a linear actuator and a digital timer, you can have this process automated for you! Additionally, linear actuators can also be used to help re-direct the chute on a snow-blower with a push of a button. In this article, we will be going over how to automate a chicken coop door as well as directing the chute on a snow-blower.
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FLUID POWER SOUTH SUCCESS STORY USING HEAVY DUTY LINEAR ACTUATORS

FLUID POWER SOUTH SUCCESS STORY USING HEAVY DUTY LINEAR ACTUATORS

Fluid Power South is a distributor and seller of automation components. They have been serving Georgia OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers), machines users, and resellers for nearly four decades. Their work helps companies of all sizes from growing manufacturers to Fortune 500 businesses generate billions of dollars in revenue each year.

Many of Fluid Power South’s customers are in the agricultural industry and they are demanding more automation solutions than ever before. With the increase in demand for food due to the rapid growth of the world’s population, the agriculture industry has been striving for improvements in efficiency and larger yields. By automating some of the agriculture processes, they can reduce human labor cost, provide longer operational times and increase workload capacity.
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FLIGHT SIMULATOR SUCCESS STORY USING LINEAR ACTUATORS

FLIGHT SIMULATOR SUCCESS STORY USING LINEAR ACTUATORS

With the advancement of the technology used in augmented reality, no longer are simulators limited to training facilities and large companies. Makers all over the world are utilizing motion control components to create interactive and cost effective simulators right at home, many of whom use Progressive Automations’ linear actuators for their linear motion needs.

Anthony Escalante, a local Progressive Automations’ customer took the meaning of DIY to a new level. With his modular design of custom fabricated components, electronic hardware, and programming, Anthony created a fully functioning Flight Motion Simulator for his home.
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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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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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