Heavy Duty Linear Actuator - Optional Feedback
Skip to product information
1 of 11

Heavy Duty Linear Actuator - Optional Feedback

Heavy Duty Linear Actuator - Optional Feedback

Model: PA-17

In stock
Ships within 24 hours
Volume Discount
1-6 units $317.00 USD
7-9 units $301.15 USD
10–19 units $285.30 USD
20–49 units $253.60 USD
Regular price $317.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $317.00 USD
Sale Sold out
Feedback - No
Voltage - 12 VDC
Stroke - 1 inch
Force - 850 lbs
  • Linear Actuator Calculator
  • Get Free Actuator Guide
View full details

Description
PA-17 Specifications

The PA-17 Heavy Duty Linear Actuator provides cost-effective high force capabilities. The stainless steel shaft accompanied by metal gears allows it to push and pull up to 2000 lbs, and hold up to 4000 lbs. The environmental protection rating provides a versatile unit able to withstand dust, water, and harsh environments. The heavy-duty actuator is the only unit in our line of products with adjustable limit switches. This feature allows the user full control over where to start and stop the actuator. We also have this model available with potentiometer feedback here!

This unit can be found in industries such as manufacturing, renewable energy, agriculture, and industrial automation. For a full list of specifications, customization options, and dimensional drawings, please see our PA-17 Data Sheet.

Note: limit switches are not included in stroke lengths longer than 24".

Actuators Comparison Chart

MOUNTING OPTIONS:

The BRK-17 bracket, designed for the Heavy Duty Linear Actuator, allows for a simple installation process. For more detailed information and specifications, please see our brackets product page.

CONTROL SYSTEMS:

The heavy-duty electric actuator is compatible with a variety of our controllers as long as they have a 20A rating. With each controller comes a wide range of control options useful for whatever project you have in mind, as well as a very simple wiring process. Take a look at our control systems page for a full list of options. Due to the high current draw, relays and other components may be required for compatibility.

*Please note that the PA-17 is not rated for shock or pulse loads
BROWSE MORE ACTUATORS

Custom options

Looking for an actuator but the specifications don't exactly match what you require? We have an extensive list of customization capabilities to ensure you get exactly what you need for your project. Download this product's data sheet and find out more about your customization options!

Overview
PA-17 Specifications

The PA-17 Heavy Duty Linear Actuator provides cost-effective high force capabilities. The stainless steel shaft accompanied by metal gears allows it to push and pull up to 2000 lbs, and hold up to 4000 lbs. The environmental protection rating provides a versatile unit able to withstand dust, water, and harsh environments. The heavy-duty actuator is the only unit in our line of products with adjustable limit switches. This feature allows the user full control over where to start and stop the actuator. We also have this model available with potentiometer feedback here!

This unit can be found in industries such as manufacturing, renewable energy, agriculture, and industrial automation. For a full list of specifications, customization options, and dimensional drawings, please see our PA-17 Data Sheet.

Note: limit switches are not included in stroke lengths longer than 24".

Actuators Comparison Chart

MOUNTING OPTIONS:

The BRK-17 bracket, designed for the Heavy Duty Linear Actuator, allows for a simple installation process. For more detailed information and specifications, please see our brackets product page.

CONTROL SYSTEMS:

The heavy-duty electric actuator is compatible with a variety of our controllers as long as they have a 20A rating. With each controller comes a wide range of control options useful for whatever project you have in mind, as well as a very simple wiring process. Take a look at our control systems page for a full list of options. Due to the high current draw, relays and other components may be required for compatibility.

*Please note that the PA-17 is not rated for shock or pulse loads
BROWSE MORE ACTUATORS

Custom options

Looking for an actuator but the specifications don't exactly match what you require? We have an extensive list of customization capabilities to ensure you get exactly what you need for your project. Download this product's data sheet and find out more about your customization options!

Force, Speed & Current
Product Specifications
Length & Weight
Brackets Compatibility
Control Boxes Compatibility
Technical Information

Following a set of standards is crucial for businesses to ensure their products and services can meet a level of quality that promotes customer satisfaction. At Progressive Automations, we aim for nothing but the best for our customers and strive toward continual improvements. Because of this, we are excited to announce that Progressive Automations is now ISO 9001:2015 certified!

Read More

Data Sheets

PA-17 Data Sheet

Data Sheet for PA-17 POT

View

2D/3D models

Video & Articles
Videos
Related blog articles:
Photo of arm man has a mobile telephone on which image of  Wi-Fi Actuator App and linear actuator on white background

Wi-Fi Control of High Current Linear Actuators

Loureal Agustin

This article will show you how to use the PA-35 Wi-Fi control box to control actuators that requi...

Learn more
Photo of warehouse with boxes

Key Considerations for Selecting a Manufacturer for your Motion Control Products

Yarina Li

Selecting the right manufacturer for your linear motion products is a crucial part of your design...

Learn more
Photo of a towable Tiny Home by New York Based startup, Cubist Engineering, known as ‘The Sturgis’

Living Large in 170 sq ft - A Luxury Tiny Home Meets Home Automation

Supriya Samuel

Linear actuators have been used in several ways, in different industries, and for various applica...

Learn more
Support
FAQ
How Can I Determine Which Progressive Automations Linear Actuator is Best Suited for My Application?

Depending on your application, there are different specification requirements you should consider when determining the linear actuator you need. These requirements include force, stroke, speed and mounting dimensions. For detailed actuator information, you can refer to either the datasheet or the specification table located on the selected actuator's product page. You can also contact us to speak with one of our expert engineers.

What Is Duty Cycle and How Is It Calculated?

Duty cycle is the fraction of the working period in which a linear actuator can remain active. You can calculate the duty cycle of a linear actuator by using the following equation: Duty cycle (%) = (Time the linear actuator is active) / (Time for one working period)

For example: With a 25% duty cycle, an actuator can run for 5 minutes continuously before needing to rest for 15 minutes before operating.

What Does Stroke Mean? How Am I Supposed to Know Which Size to Choose?

Stroke is the travel distance of the extending rod. To find the stroke length you require, measure your application from the fully retracted position to the fully extended position. The difference will equal the stroke length you require.

How Do I Know Which Force Rating Is Right for My Application?

We always recommend purchasing an actuator with a higher force rating than what the application requires. If unsure of your force requirements, this article may help you calculate this: How to Calculate Force to Find the Right Linear Actuator

Can I Synchronize My Linear Actuators?

Yes, this is possible. However, it does depend on the units you are currently using. To synchronize actuators, they require a form of feedback such as a potentiometer or hall effect sensors. For more information, see below some of our key content regarding linear actuator synchronization.

Controlling Multiple Linear Actuators at the Same Time

How To Utilize FLTCON-2 & FLTCON-4 Control Boxes?

What Are the Control Box Options For My Actuator?

The control box you choose should be able to provide sufficient voltage and current rating to your actuator. If you are unsure of the specifications, please contact us.

Alternatively, you can also find compatible control boxes on your selected linear actuator's product page.

What Is Backdriving? -- What Does Dynamic and Static Load Ratings Mean? -- What Is Lateral Loading?
What Is Backdriving?

Backdriving is when an actuator starts sliding down under load, when it is either overloaded or when the actuator has been damaged. Watch the video.

What Does Dynamic and Static Load Ratings Mean?

Dynamic load rating is the amount of weight an actuator can pull or push safely when being powered. Static load rating is the amount of weight the actuator can hold or withstand without back driving when it is not being powered. For example, let's just say you have an actuator installed on a window and the static load rating of the actuator is 100lbs, it could experience backdriving when there is a high wind event, which means there will be more pressure exerted on the actuator which would exceed the 100lbs load rating of the actuator.

What Is Lateral Loading?

Lateral loading is when the actuator experiences forces from the lateral plane. Actuators are not meant to handle lateral forces at all so if it experiences any lateral forces, it will likely damage the actuator or bend the rod. So it's advised never to use lateral forces and always make sure the actuator is fully in line or in sync with your application, so it does not take any load other than the axial load. Watch the video.

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
92%
(12)
0%
(0)
8%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
w
william Fletcher
Linear Actuator

I have used these on our boat hatch lifts for the engine room for the past 6 years. They are excellent.

Hi William,

Thank you for your fantastic review! We're delighted to hear that our Linear Actuators have been serving your boat hatch lifts reliably for the past six years. Your continued trust in our product means a lot to us.

If you ever need assistance or have more feedback to share, feel free to reach out. Thanks again for your support!

Best regards,
Mariia from the Progressive Automations Team

H
Howard Bean
Lift actuator for Grasshopper mower deck

The lift actuator does, it's job. It is a little bit slow, but that's not a problem. The body of the cylinder is just a hair longer than the Grasshopper actuator for the lawn mower deck. But it lifts just as high as the previous and is half the price. No complaints.

Hello Howard,

Thank you for your feedback! We're glad to hear that our actuator is performing well for your Grasshopper mower deck and that you found it to be a great value. If you have any further questions or need assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out. We're always happy to help!

Sincerely,
The Progressive Automations Team

C
Christopher Livingston
Bumpy start to a Smooth Finish

When our order arrived one there was a QC issue with one of the actuators. We reached out to customer service and were pleasantly surprised that with an e-mail and a few pictures they sent a replacement even before receiving the broken actuator back. We appreciate the speed and ease that this transaction took place with.

Hello Christopher,

Thank you for your review! We are sorry for the inconvenience with the initial issue with the actuator but are glad to hear that our customer service team was able to quickly resolve it for you. We strive to provide efficient and hassle-free support to our customers. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we appreciate your understanding and positive feedback. If you have any further questions or need assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Sincerely,
The Progressive Automations Team

a
aaron lambert

They are very slow but work as they should

Hi Aaron,

Thank you for your feedback. We're glad to hear that the PA-17 model is performing as expected for you. We understand that speed is crucial in certain applications, and we appreciate your comments regarding the pace of this current actuator.

We have a range of linear actuators with varying speeds and specifications which may better suit your needs. Feel free to reach out to our technical product engineers at sales@progressiveautomations.com if you would like to explore alternative options!

Best regards,
Loureal from the Progressive Automations Team

C
Chris H
Sea Ray 2001 Sundancer 380 - excellent fit!

Used this to replace the hatch lifter on a 2001 SunDancer 380.
I replaced the original Warner Electric DM12 actuator with a PA-17-12-2000. It was almost a "drop-in" replacement, except for the cylinder/shaft being ~3.5" longer than the original part. I had to shorten the stainless steel "extender tube" by this amount.
Once this adjustment was made, it was a perfect drop-in replacement. No further adjustments (e.g. messing with the limit switches) were needed.

This actuator has better loading specifications than the original, is much quieter, but it does raise and lower more slowly (it apparently has a different gear ratio to provide more torque).

It's service life and reliability are yet to be determined, but my initial impression of the fit and quality is excellent.

Hi Chris,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review and for choosing our PA-17 Heavy Duty Linear Actuator actuator to replace the hatch lifter on your SunDancer 380. We're glad to hear that the installation process was relatively smooth and that the actuator fit well with minimal adjustments needed. It's great to know that you've noticed improvements in loading specifications and noise level compared to the original part. We strive to provide high-quality products, and we hope that this actuator will continue to meet your expectations in terms of service life and reliability. If you have any further feedback or questions about the product, please feel free to reach out to us.

Best regards,
The Progressive Automations Team

Recently Viewed