Comprehensive Electric Linear Actuator Guide: From Introduction to Selection Criteria

Electric linear actuators offer motion to industrial machines, automation equipment, robots, and more. They have evolved and advanced over the years in terms of their versatility, efficiency, precision, and reliability. These powerful yet compact devices transform electrical energy into controlled mechanical movement. This makes them applicable across industries such as robotics, manufacturing, healthcare, and more.

Business Continuity Secured: Venture Mfg. Co. Supports Discontinued NOOK Compact Cylinder & Thomson PPA Actuators

Discontinuing product lines can be a significant challenge for manufacturers and their customers. Venture Mfg. has been manufacturing Linear Actuators for decades and has direct actuator replacement options for the NOOK “Compact Cylinder” linear actuators and Thomson PPA linear actuators. These actuators are extensively used for a variety of linear motion applications including – telecommunication,

5 Ways Electric Linear Actuators Revolutionize Renewable Energy Systems

The renewable energy industry has witnessed massive positive change after the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris in 2015 and the COP26 Summit in Glasgow in November 2021. Countries across the globe have committed to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and increase reliance on clean and renewable energy systems. Consequently, the demand for renewable

Shaping the Future of RV Travel: Evolutionary Trends in 5th Wheel Landing Gear Design

The RV travel industry is continuously evolving as manufacturers push the envelope of innovation to improve the traveler experience. Today, it is quite common to see RVs in different styles suited for large family trips or solo trips. 5th wheel trailers are one of them. They are a camping trailer pulled behind a truck. These

Revving Up the RV Experience: How Actuators Power the Modern RV Industry

The designs of recreational vehicles (RVs) have undergone remarkable transformation over the years. The integration of advanced technology and actuators in these vehicles has made lives easier for travelers. Although a lot has been written about the technological advancements of these vehicles, actuators are one of the most overlooked components. They are adding a layer

Effortless RV Setup with Electric Fifth Wheel Landing Gear

Setting up your RV efficiently and safely can be challenging. Manual lifts can be hard on your body and time consuming. You also risk costly damage to the RV’s frame if done incorrectly. Fifth wheel electric landing gears allow you to lift and level your RV effortlessly. Here are a few more benefits of electric

How Electric Linear Actuators Drive Factory Automation?

Today, industries largely rely on automated processes for efficient manufacturing. Automated devices and equipment offer unmatched performance while minimizing dangerous assembly and industrial processes demanding human intervention. Electric linear actuators have played a crucial role in the functioning of these automated devices. They are responsible for moving, locating, and positioning mechanical systems, making the working

Advantages of Using Linear Actuators for Automated Packaging Applications

The packaging industry is fast-evolving and highly automated. Pneumatics and hydraulic-driven actuators have been used for automation in this industry for a long time. Nowadays, these actuators are being replaced by electric linear actuators, which bring several advantages in terms of performance and utility. Today, it is common to see linear actuators driven by electricity

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Know the Significance of Electric Linear Actuators in Mobile Solar Equipment

Using renewable sources of energy is slowly becoming the new normal, and this is one of the right steps taken to ensure a clean and safe world. Most parts of the world receive abundant energy from the sun; however, it is not used optimally. Fortunately, with much emphasis being laid on using solar energy for

Ball Screw Actuators Selection for Medical Applications: Must-Know Things

Linear motion is a vital part of many medical devices and laboratory equipment. It enables devices to move smoothly and accurately, which is essential for tasks such as diagnosing diseases, performing surgeries, and analyzing test results. There are many factors that must be considered when designing linear motion systems for medical devices and laboratory equipment.

Learn How to Choose the Right Power Supply for Your 12V DC Linear Actuator

Electric linear actuators have been an integral part of several industrial and commercial equipment and devices. These motion-driving components are powered by electricity. 12V linear actuators are one of the popular types of electric linear actuators used in different applications These actuators are powered by a 12V DC electric supply, thus the name. One of

Role of Electric Linear Actuators in Power Windows

Home automation and digitalization in automobiles are gaining immense popularity as they help reduce human errors and efforts, thus increasing efficiency. From home security to climate control, and automobiles, the convenience of automation systems is unparalleled and unrivaled. However, home automation is highly dependent on several mechanical equipments used in the system. Mechanical components such

Electric Linear Actuators for Relaxation Equipment Discussed in Brief

Smart relaxation equipment like lounge chairs, pedicure chairs, massage tables, leisure chairs, recliners, and treatment chairs have gained immense popularity in recent years. Many people suffer from fatigue, stress, back pain, weak muscles, and other musculoskeletal problems brought by their job and lifestyle choices. A relaxation equipment is designed to help people relax comfortably with

Acme Screw DC Actuators: Why Are They Suited For Your Industrial Applications

The acme screw DC actuators are used in industrial equipment for generating smooth linear motion with high-performance efficiency. These actuators offer several benefits like low operating cost, low maintenance, back-drive prevention, etc. Owing to certain beneficial features, these actuators are utilized in several industrial machines like lathe, robotic devices, automotive setups, mechanized farming, equipment, etc.

Solar Tracking Actuators: Why They Are In Demand?

Sustainability has become a priority in recent times. As a result, users are keen on replacing their fossil fuels with green energy sources like solar energy, wind energy, and so on. The solar energy has emerged one a popular alternatives for fossil fuels. It is a source of natural and ecologically clean source of energy.

Custom Metal Stamping Capabilities of Venture Mfg. Co. Discussed

Metal stamping is one of the special-purpose metal forming processes, which is employed across industries to create diverse products from metal sheets. Metal stamping is unlike other manufacturing processes as it demands precision, perfection, experience, and expertise, which only rare service providers manage to achieve. So, if you are looking to outsource these services it

Process of Replacing DC Motor Gearbox on Fifth Wheel Landing Gear

Recreation vehicles often require a fifth wheel landing gear support service and re-adjustment. These gears are equipped with the DC motor. Therefore, they are sometimes referred as DC motor gearboxes. However, being electrically operated, these gears are sensitive to any type of damage. You may face DC motor failure at any time if the system

Know About Impact of Automation on Agriculture

Agriculture is one of the very first industries that have adopted automation as a tool for improvement. Automated agriculture is also referred to as smart farming. Implementation of automation in agriculture helps in improving farm efficiency and enhances the livestock production cycle. However, agricultural automation is highly dependent on the mechanical equipment used in the

A Brief Discussion on How Are Linear Actuators Used In Medical Applications

In every hospital, many special rooms are equipped with advanced machinery for diagnosis and improving patients’ health. Most of these advanced systems or machinery contains actuators inside that help improve patient care facilities, enhance the work efficiency of the medical field, alongside reduces the stress level of medical surgeon across the globe. From linear actuators

COVID-19: How is Venture Manufacturing Managing Supply Chain Disruption?

The spread of COVID-19 has affected thousands of lives and prompted many industries to think of transforming their supply chain model. So, this virus is now the black swan of 2020. It has already revealed the vulnerabilities of various businesses, which heavily rely on China to fulfill their business needs. The World Health Organization (WHO)

How to Calculate Linear Actuator Position?

Actuator is a device which facilitates motion or movement in industrial machines or equipment. This movement be linear or rotational. Actuators which facilitate linear or straight-line motion are called linear actuators. The accurate positioning of actuators and their movement are crucial aspects for the product or work piece to function correctly. The mounting position and

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Venture Mfg Co. is a well-known manufacturer of various types of actuators, gearboxes, harnesses, and other accessories used across industries ranging from medical to defense. We’ve been a service provider of prototyping, product engineering, and more. After years of experience and dabbling in research and innovation, we understand the actuation requirements of various applications and

Know About the New Trends in Motion Control and Motion Control Technologies

Motion control devices such as linear actuators have been an integral part of several industries for a long time. Today, it is common to find different types of motorized linear actuators. As the name suggests, these devices are fitted with different types of electric motors, which makes them more productive, capable, and smarter than their

What are the Top Reasons to Choose Stepper Motor Actuators for Applications?

Stepper motors are brushless DC motors that are widely used in motion control devices such as linear actuators when precision motion is required. They have emerged as cost-effective alternatives for DC servomotors in several applications ranging from machine tools, medical equipment, to computer peripherals and automotive devices, among others. A stepper motor-based linear actuator, which uses a stepping motor as the source of power, is widely recognized as a cost-effective and reliable motion solution. Trends towards miniaturization and cost reduction immensely contribute to the wide acceptance of the quieter, more efficient and durable stepper motor-based linear actuators. What else adds to their popularity for applications demanding high performance and exceptional endurance in a very small package? This post discusses the same in brief.

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All Important Questions Answered on Linear Actuators Part 2

Linear actuators work well when it comes to material handling. However, they offer motion solutions that are required to get done the job. Due to this reason, they are extremely popular and widely used in various industrial applications. Well, in the previous post we have discussed the design principle of linear actuators and their types.

All Important Questions Answered on Linear Actuators: Part 1

Nowadays, linear actuators are used in the varieties of machinery. They have become one of the popular source of exploration for engineering and of course science enthusiasts, because of their functioning. These actuators make any appliance or object move forward by converting motion into linear motion. Most of us know the basic definition of linear

All You Need to Know About Linear Stepper Motors, Their Actuators, and Their Applications

A stepper motor is a brushless electromechanical device that converts electrical energy to mechanical energy. It divides rotational motion into equal number of steps with the help of actuators, depending on the application requirement. There are many types of stepper motors such as linear stepper motor, and are made based on the number of steps

Advantages of Electro-Mechanical Actuators

Electro-mechanical actuators, which are driven by an electric motor, are growing in popularity in in factory automation, packaging, health care devices, and many other fields. With simpler, and easier to control features, they can offer a better solution for various applications demanding high stroke speed and high precision controlled linear motion. This multi-purpose electric linear

A Brief Introduction to Pneumatic, Hydraulic, and Electrical Actuators

Are you planning to design an actuator-driven system? Perhaps, you will need the right actuator to support it. You can choose from pneumatic, hydraulic, and electric actuators. All these actuators help control the movement of a device. Well, before starting with a breakdown of these actuators, firstly it is important to understand what linear actuators

Role of Electric Actuators in the Food Industry

Efficient food processing and packaging operations call for high-level robust technologies that are durable, precise, and safe for food. Various food industry procedures including cutting and slicing of raw materials and filling beverages, which need to be done systematically, and without any contamination. To fulfill today’s increasing demand, electrical actuators are used across food processing and packaging units to get the job done at a high speed and with maximum efficiency. Additionally, it is crucial that these actuators are constructed from materials which do not harbor bacterial growth. Isn’t it enough? No. Would you like to know why an electric actuator plays a vital role in food processing systems? Or what are the reasons to consider electric actuators for food and beverage applications? The post discusses the benefits and application areas of electric actuators.

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How to Wire a 12 volt Linear Actuator

Actuators are used in various machines and equipment to facilitate motion. Linear actuators enable motion in s straight line. A 12v linear actuator is the most basic and widely used type. As the name suggests, they operate with the help of a 12v DC electric supply. They can be operated with AC power supply as well. Are you intrigued to know how these linear actuators are wired? Read the post to know more.

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How Linear Actuators Contribute in the Garage Door Automation?

Electric linear actuators, which are basically electro-mechanical devices, find immense applications everywhere. It is one of those invaluable components that makes automation possible, thus making our lives easier and smarter than before. One such application wherein electric linear actuators are employed largely is to automating the opening/closing action of the garage door. This post discusses

Learn How to Adjust the Limit Switches of Your Linear Actuator

Linear actuators are popularly used in a wide range of applications. Venture Mfg. Co is one of the leading and trusted manufacturers of linear actuators. The main purpose of these devices to is to allow easy and effective movement of the movable parts of an equipment in a straight line. There are a number of parameters involved in the movement of an actuator, which decide working capability of the device.

Venture’s linear actuators consist of limit switches, which are used to control the stroke length of the device. To understand how to operate the limit switch settings, let us first understand what stroke length is. This will help you in understanding the limit switch adjustments effectively.

Limit Switches of Your Linear Actuator

Linear Actuators to Automate the Functionalities of Recreational Vehicles

Linear actuators have several exciting benefits to offer when it comes to the automation of your recreational vehicle. You can exploit the benefits of actuators in several ways to automate the vehicles’ functionality the way you want, and enjoy the safety and comfort of a home while being on the road. This post discusses a

Role of Actuators in Enabling Industrial Automation Functions

Today, industries rely on automated machinery/processes than other manual (mechanized) systems. Automation – a word originated from ancient Greek words of Auto (means self) Matos (means moving) – results in highly efficient manufacturing or production processes. Automated equipment offers superior performance, whilst helping to minimize dangerous assembly and industrial processes requiring human intervention. Actuators have

How & Why Are Actuators Trending in the Military & Defense Industry?

Several technological advancements have triggered automation in almost every industry. Be it any industry, such as food and beverages, mining, agriculture, material handling, or semiconductor, automation? is seen almost everywhere. In every industry, the most important component in an automation system is an actuator, and the military and defense industry is not an exception to

Why Should You Prefer Linear Actuators for Wheelchairs?

Gone are the days wherein wheel chairs required an external support to manage the movements. Nowadays, the wheelchair user can himself control the chair all by himself, and adjust positions to suit his requirements. This is all possible due to the revolutionary invention of linear actuators that provide extreme flexibility to the user. With the actuator integrated wheelchair system, you won’t get tired sitting in the same position for a long time. Instead, you have options for raising, lowering, and reclining the seat, thereby giving the user with full motion control capabilities. This post discusses why wheel chairs driven by electric linear actuators are gaining popularity.

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4 Reasons that Substantiate the Use of Linear Actuators in Wheel Chairs

Owing to the impeccable performance capabilities, electric linear actuators are largely replacing pneumatic and hydraulic actuators in wheelchair assembly and other medical applications. Some medical devices powered by these actuators, include including operating room beds, dentist chairs, diagnostic systems (X-ray machines, MRI and CT scanners), and so on. What accounts for the immense popularity of these medical actuators? Read below to know more

Top 3 Significant Defense Vehicle Actuator Applications

In a battlefield, a soldier always uses an armored vehicle to target an enemy. He works with an assumption that the vehicle will work as expected. This assumption works only if the vehicle is equipped with an actuator. Over the years, the automated vehicles have improved in terms of ergonomics, speed, and security. This was

How are Electric Linear Actuators Helpful in Industrial Applications

Electric linear actuators are among the most useful inventions till date. These equipment have made so many jobs easy and efficient. These actuators are known for their wide range of applications in a variety of industries, which include military, agriculture, food, material handling, and many more. Their compatibility with so many industries make them versatile,

Key Considerations that Impact the Selection of Electric Liner Actuators

The invention of electric linear actuators has revolutionized the way we perform various tasks in our daily life. The works which were once done manually are now executed using automation machines, wherein linear actuators are the crucial component. Right from automatic windows and cupboards to heavy-duty conveyors and fork lifts, electric linear actuators play a

Remarkable Features and Benefits of Heavy Duty Linear Actuators

We all know that linear actuators are used to create motion in a straight line. These actuators are used in a number of industrial applications. Heavy duty linear actuators are special actuators that are designed particularly for use in applications that demand high power. What are heavy duty actuators? Are you interested in knowing more

How Do Linear Actuators and Conveyors Share a Strong Bond?

Material handling industries require different objects to be moved from one place to another. For this purpose, conveyor systems are used, which make the movement of work pieces, and finished goods easier. These conveyors are manufactured for tailored needs. Linear actuator is one of the most vital components of a conveyor system. Thus, it is

ACME Lead Screws vs. Ball Screws: How Do They Differ?

In today’s automated environment, the demand for effective linear motion control systems like lead screws is extremely high. Most lead screws initiate motion by turning either the nut or the screw. Acme lead screws and ball screws are two of the most effective lead screws used today. What makes them different? How do they add

How Electric Linear Actuators Improve Automation Results?

Linear actuators provide accurate motion control in diverse applications, such as test equipment, assembly machinery, medical equipment, etc. Electric linear actuators are one of the common linear actuators, which are known to provide highest precision-control positioning. They have an accuracy range of about +/- 0.000315, which makes them applicable in diverse industrial applications. Today, there

How Actuators are Playing Vital Role in Agriculture?

Today modern day farming has become quite a precision work. They are relying on various advanced technologies to improve their services. Hence, the demand for actuator driven devices in agricultural sector has increased. These actuators are designed to withstand rough weather conditions, environmental bumps and exposure to all sorts of fertilizers. This post discusses about

4 Most Important RV Landing Gear Accessories

RV or Recreational Vehicle landing gears are becoming increasingly popular every year, with the growing demand for RV. Most RVs require the 5th wheel landing gear to support and level adjustment. These gears are electrically operated, and are provided with extra-large footplates, which prevent the gear from sinking during the service work. Landing gears work

How are Electric Linear Actuators Important for Solar Tracker System

The threat of global warming is getting more and more serious every year, making the use of natural energy sources very crucial. Natural sources of energy, such as sun and wind are readily available. Electric linear actuators are designed to use these sources more efficiently. These solar tracking actuators can have multiple mounting options. To track the solar energy and make the most out of it, solar trackers are used. This helps improve the efficacy or productivity of solar power plants. What are solar trackers? How do they work? Why are linear actuators important in solar tracking systems? These questions are answered in this post. Read on to know.

Electric Actuators and Their Role in Heavy-duty Vehicles & Mobile Equipment

Electric actuator is a device, which converts applied electrical energy into mechanical torque. These actuators find their use in a vast variety of applications, such as heavy duty trucks, mobile equipment, and many more. They play a vital role in several applications, and are widely used to make the job easier. Electric actuators provide a smooth, accurate, and reliable movement in a number of heavy duty applications. For an actuator to function, it requires either human power, hydraulic and pneumatic pressure, or electric current or voltage. What role/s does an electric actuator play in different applications? To get answer to this question, please read the following post.
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12 Volt Linear Actuators- What Makes Them So Popular?

Linear actuators are devices which convert rotational motion into linear motion. The linear actuator is connected to a DC motor. The motor rotates and initiates motion in an actuator, thus making push and pull movements. This makes DC linear actuators ideal for pushing, pulling, lifting, adjusting, or tilting different objects that are otherwise hard-to-reach. All

5 Ventilation and Farming Applications Using Linear Actuators

Farmers rely on a variety of farming equipment and advanced solutions to improve their profits from agriculture. These equipment allow them meet various agricultural challenges, as well as minimize their dependence on weather, and labor. Most of the modern-day agricultural equipment are designed to provide maximum comfort to users, and are actuator-driven. Linear actuators are

3 Ways in Which Actuator Driven Incubators and Stretchers are Changing Lives

Today healthcare facilities are compelled to focus on quality over quantity healthcare. They are relying on various advanced technologies improve their services. Hence, the demand for actuator driven electronic devices has increased. These devices add value to all kinds of hospital and healthcare equipment. Among various actuator driven medical devices, actuator-driven incubators and stretchers the

Why are Actuators Important in Dental Chairs?

Ergonomics is very important when it comes to medical applications, such as dental chairs. The dental chairs often require adjustments for proper posture of patients. This requirement is fulfilled by actuators that add versatile adjustment to a dental chair, by combining different movements in one smooth operation. This offers comfort and safety to both the

10 Steps to Use a Medical Electric Patient Lift with Actuators

Electric patient lifts are designed specifically to help patients or the elderly, who are unable to move from one place to another. This can be a short distance, such as from a bed to a chair, or a long distance, such as from one floor of a house to another. It can even be used

Advantages of Customized Linear Actuators

Linear actuators are devices that create straight, and linear motion. These actuators are used for controlling motion in complex electronic applications such as robotic control, lighting systems, and HVAC Systems. Venture Mfg. Co. designs custom linear actuators that meet specific application requirements of its industrial clients. You may think why you need customized linear actuators,

5 Tips for Designing Linear Actuators for Dental Chairs

Linear actuator is defined as a device, which converts energy into a straight-line motion. However, this definition broadens when used in the context of linear actuators for medical equipment and devices such as dental chairs. Linear motion actuators for dental chairs have to meet more sophisticated challenges such as force, control, and speed. Unlike other

How to Protect Your Heavy Duty Linear Actuator in Application Environments

The application environment is one of the biggest factors to consider when choosing a heavy duty linear actuator. In most environments, there will be certain contaminants present that can harm the actuator. For this reason, it is important that the actuator be designed to ensure protection from contamination. Heavy Duty Linear Actuator Contamination Prevention Solutions

Electric Linear Actuators Help Manufacturing Industries to be Better and Faster

Automation plays a crucial role in manufacturing today. It helps create and maintain a high level of manufacturing quality, efficiency, and adds to the organization’s overall profitability. Electric linear actuators are becoming the new heroes for many manufacturing applications. They provide benefits of speed and accurate movements. They also allow for the elimination of ancillary

5 Popular Medical Actuator Applications

In hospitals and other medical facilities, various types of systems and machinery are used for diagnosis and improving patients’ lives. Today, most of these systems and machinery are automated and equipped with actuators, which help enhance patient care facilities, improve work inefficiencies of a medical department, and reduces stress on medical professionals. This post highlights

Why Choose Electric Actuators for Snow Grooming Drag?

Snow grooming is an important activity to ensure safe travelling in snowy areas, and promote tourism. Snow grooming is a tough job, as the groomers need to utilize grooming drags of various sizes to flatten the snow. To ensure that the job is completed in time, many groomers utilize ATVs or snow mobiles with grooming

The Features and Benefits of Actuators for Treatment Chairs

Electric treatment chairs have become a necessity in hospitals, clinics, and even non-medical organizations like barber shops and spas. These chairs are designed to provide comfortable seating for the patient or customer. They also allow the nurses or doctors to perform treatment effectively, while saving time, energy, and resources. The success of treatment chairs is

5 Ways Wheelchair Actuators are Enhancing Patient Lives

Wheelchair systems are one of the most popular medical industry devices. These systems are used by people with special physical conditions, or those recuperating from surgeries. Wheelchair systems are designed to provide mobility for such patients. However, most of the earlier systems were static, and users often required external support to manage them. Nowadays, these

Choosing the Best Automatic Gate Opener for Your Driveway Gates

Every homeowner wants to choose only the best gate opener for opening and closing their driveway gates. There is a wide range of automatic gate openers and operators available in the market today. Every gate operator has different specifications, capabilities, and limitations. This may make the job of the homeowner difficult, as not everyone can

Environmental Friendly Electric Actuators Provide Better Performance

Electric actuators help better the overall performance of your machine. This can have a positive effect on your entire system helping increase efficiency and drive up output. For higher levels of productivity, you can consider switching form pneumatic and hydraulic actuators to electric actuators. Today, electric actuators are designed to handle as much load as

Selection Procedures of 12V Linear Actuators

The 12V linear actuators are readily accessible in a wide range of specifications, making the selection process a daunting task. The availability of many manufacturers, models, and options makes the selection process even more confusing. This blog provides valuable information, helping you make an informed selection. How to Select Linear Actuators 12V linear actuators are

Home Automation with Linear Actuators

Linear actuators are used in a variety of commercial, personal, and industrial applications. In a home, several appliances, furniture, and other functional and aesthetic features depend on linear actuators. Linear actuators used in homes provide convenience. They help reduce effort and increase productivity. Many appliances can be programmed to utilize the functioning of linear actuators

How Linear Actuators can Provide Solutions for Material Handling Applications

When it comes to material handling, linear actuators work mostly behind the scenes. However, they provide the motion solutions required to get the job done. Various types of linear actuators including electric, electro-mechanical, and electric rod actuators can be used to provide the right type of motion for material handling applications. Linear Actuator Solutions for

How You can Benefit from Venture Mfg. Services

Venture Mfg. Co. is well-known among clients for meeting different requirements in terms of actuator manufacturing. From mechanical and electromechanical actuators, to custom products, we have the capability to produce linear actuators for various industrial applications. Within the entire actuator design and manufacturing process, we provide different services to ensure that particular product demands are

Why Choose Electric Actuation for the Oil and Gas Industry

There is a general assumption among customers that electric actuators cannot meet the demands of oil and gas applications. While they are considered useful for valve actuation applications, electric actuators are not considered appropriate for modular control. However, this perception is slowly being changed. Electric actuators are being designed and manufactured with features that surpass

Linear Actuators for Agriculture Industry – Achieving Precise Motion Control

The modern agricultural industry depends a great deal on small and large farming equipment. Many machines, such as corn detasselers, threshers, and fertilizer sprayers are automated to ensure that the farming process is performed and completed with precision. Linear actuators can support a variety of agricultural applications. They support agricultural equipment by providing precise motion

Designing Actuators for the Military Industry

Effective motion control actuation is a critical requirement for military applications. Linear actuators for the military industry need to perform under heavy loads for long periods of time. In terms of performance, the actuators should provide fast and efficient responses, smooth and accurate movements, while providing protection against environmental contaminants. They also need to provide

Safety Requirements for Linear Actuators – Venture Mfg. Co.

The accuracy of a linear actuator in an application is primarily based on its performance. These devices can only function properly when they are installed, utilized, and maintained properly. Improper use of a linear actuator can result in hindrances in actuator performance, danger to the human operator, and damage to actuators and other equipment. For

Linear Actuators for Physical Therapy Applications

When the topic of linear actuators is brought up, generally, one would think only of industrial applications. A few examples of these would be satellites, solar tracking systems, or military weaponry. However, these products are not limited to industrial operations. Linear actuators can provide a variety of benefits to commercial applications as well. Medicine and

How Actuators Adapt To the Changing Requirements of the Food Industry

Linear actuators used in the food industry need to be tough enough to handle the rigorous challenges of everyday functioning. They also need to be resilient to regular wash-downs including rigorous water sprays and harsh chemicals. Since all equipment used in the food industry need to adhere to hygiene norms, the actuators need to be

Importance of Preventive Maintenance for Linear Actuators

Preventive maintenance is extremely important for all your machines and components especially linear actuators. It helps reduce downtime associated with reactive maintenance. Due to lower productivity rates associated with downtime, most manufacturers consider reactive maintenance to be extremely expensive. Preventive maintenance is a win-win situation. Here, you can increase the productivity of components, check them

Enforcing Security with Q2MNB Light Industrial Microprocessor

The quality of the microprocessor used in a system will determine the quality of the product and its operational capability. Hence, it is vital to use products that are reliable and efficient. This is of special significance when dealing with security and safety, as seen in gates. All the products used in gates should be

4 Points of Consideration for Linear Actuators Used in Hospital Beds

Linear Actuators for the medical industry are used across several applications to provide precise movement. They are constructed sturdily to provide safe operation. Since, the components need to withstand prolonged or sudden movement, the construction should allow for such needs. The requirements of the medical industry in terms of automation are varied. Hence, the actuators

Positioning System Guide to Choosing the Correct Linear Actuator in 12 Steps – Part IV

  Traverse Speed The ball screws and bearings used in the linear actuator are the primary determinants of traverse speed and time. Typically, belt-driven linear actuators are faster than their ball screw, and linear bearing counterparts. Acceleration & Deceleration Rate In multi-positioning systems, acceleration by itself is not a crucial problem. The effect of acceleration

Positioning System Guide to Choose the Correct Linear Actuator in 12 Steps –Part III

  Multiple Centre of Gravity Positions The center of gravity of the load that is moved keeps changing as it moves across the axes. For every position, the center of gravity with respect to the datum (home) point on the different axes needs to be calculated. As the load/ object travels across the system in

Positioning System Guide to Choosing the Correct Linear Actuator in 12 Steps – Part II

Guide to Choosing the Correct Linear Actuator The steps below will help you in choosing the correct linear actuator for single or multi-axis positioning systems: Application Arrangement & Outline This is a primary step that will dictate the outcome of the process, and outline the steps that follow. Here, you will have to decide on

Positioning System Guide to Choosing the Correct Linear Actuator in 12 Steps -Part I

Choosing the right linear actuator for single or multi-axis positioning systems can be difficult for most engineers and designers. Although, rotary actuators might seem like the simpler choice in terms of design and integration, it generally is not. Rotary Actuators vs. Linear Actuators If traditional systems of motion control like rotary actuators are used in

Positioning System Guide to Choosing the Correct Linear Actuator in 12 Steps

Choosing the right linear actuator for single or multi-axis positioning systems can be difficult for most engineers and designers. Although, rotary actuators might seem like the simpler choice in terms of design and integration, it generally is not. Rotary Actuators vs. Linear Actuators If traditional systems of motion control like rotary actuators are used in

Features and Benefits of the G2M Microprocessor and Pre-Wire

In November 2014, Venture Mfg. Co. was awarded the role of authorized distributor for Byan Systems Inc. products. Today, Venture provides a complete line of gate operator products, as well as ancillary pre-wire products and industrial microprocessors. In this blog, we shall be discussing the G2M industrial microprocessor and pre-wire product. Industrial Grade G2M Microprocessor