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
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.
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