Motion Control • Actuators

Mechanical devices that introduce motion. Types include pneumatic actuators, hydraulic actuators, linear actuators and piezoelectric actuators.

Actuators utilize a form of energy - electrical, hydraulic, or pneumatic – to put a load in motion or apply a force. They can also be a subdivision of transducers.Types of actuators include: electrical motors, pneumatic actuators, hydraulic actuators, linear actuators, comb drive, piezoelectric actuators, thermal bimorphs, micro-mirror devices, and electroactive polymers. Other actuator types include: rotary, heavy duty, AC servo, DC servo, multi-axis, cylinder, slide, gripper, coil, miniature, and modular.

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  • Oriental Motor U.S.A. Corp.

    Oriental Motor offers a wide range of linear and rotary actuators to meet the need of various applications. The DRL series is a compact linear design that uses a 5-phase stepping motor incorporating a ball screw. Stroke length varies from 0.98 in. to 3.94 in., and thrust force from 3.3 lb. to  67 lb.; all sizes available in standard type and guide type. The DG Series features permissible torque from 7.9 lb-in to 440 lb-in, and speed at 200r/min and 110r/min.

  • SMAC Moving Coil Actuators

    SMAC manufactures precision programmable electric actuators based on moving coil technology. Force, position and speed are programmable elements of their products. SMAC's range of products include linear, linear slide, gripper, and XY Stage actuators. The XY models have 10mm, 15mm and 25mm of stroke in their respective axis and peak forces that include 25N and 42N.

  • Rollon Corp.

    ROLLON offers two distinct lines of actuators. Their linear rails come in compact, telescopic, ecoline, easy rail, X rail, curviline, light rail and mono rail. Their actuatorline comes in eight series' called the Elm, Robot, SC, Eco, Light, Uniline, TH, TK, T and TV Series.

  • Bishop-Wisecarver Corp.

    The Bishop-Wisecarver DTS rotary actuator system utilizes oval and rectangular track systems with a high tensile strength timing belt for continuous or intermittent motion. Other DTS rotary actuator options include AC geared motors, IEC frame gearboxes, pully bearing units, trip latches, and sensor mounting brackets.

  • Harmonic Drive LLC

    Harmonic Drive offers a full line of actuators, including AC servo, DC servo, linear, direct drive motor, laser scanning, sensor systems, and custom designs.

  • Barrington Automation

    Among components manufactured by Barrington Automation are their linear and rotary actuators. Their precision pneumatic linear designs are available in a wide range of stock strokes and sizes with custom stroke lengths available. Their pneumatic rotary actuators offer fully adjustable strokes from 0 to 180 degrees.

  • SKF USA, Inc.

    SKF offers linear and rotary actuators, telescopic systems, engineered systems and control units. Ball and roller screws, as well as profile and precision rail guides are also available.

  • LINAK U.S., Inc.

    Linak offers their Deskline, Techline, and Medline/Careline actuator systems. Techline linear actuators perform equally well in rugged or controlled conditions.

  • BEI Kimco Magnetics

    BEI Kimco offers linear voice coil actuators (for semiconductor equipment, defense systems and life-sustaining medical systems), rotary voice coil (for Z axis control in semiconductor lead bonding equipment to gimbal torques and pick-and-place robotics), and smart voice coil actuators (where integration of a position feedback sensor for servo positioning or velocity control is needed) for the industrial, aerospace/defense, and transportation industries.

  • Macron Dynamics, Inc.

    Macron Dynamics manufactures linear actuators and belt drives as part of their line of products, for custom one, two and three axis motion applications. Speeds reach up to 15,240mm/second (600 inches), and are capable of accommodating payloads of up to 10,000 lbs. They feature repeatability to +/- .001, with zero backlash.

  • Aerotech, Inc.

    Aerotech manufactures linear actuators. These products are ideal for pick-and-place machines, gantry axes, shuttle stages, assembly machines, or as a general-purpose positioner. Capabilities include travel up to 1m, acceleration to 3g and counterbalance available for vertical applications.

  • Del-Tron Precision, Inc.

    Del-Tron Precisions manufactures the DL series linear lead and ball screw, and high speed belt driven actuators. They are offered in travel lengths up to 410 millimeters. Load capacities range from 150 newtons to 900 newtons. Del-Tron can provide special leads, diameters, couplings, motor mounts, and can vary the size, type and travel of slides on request.

  • The Precision Alliance

    The Precision Alliance manufactures miniature linear, the Minibot Linear, and Ultra Mini actuators. They also build specialized/custom systems. The MiniBot-20 is available in any length up to 500 mm, and strokes up to 390 mm (15.4").

  • Parker Hannifin Corp.

    Parker manufactures linear and rotary actuators for pneumatic, electric and hydraulic systems with both ball screw and belt drives. Construction ranges from compact light duty aluminum air and motorized electric actuators, to heavy duty hydraulic designs. Pneumatic and hydraulic rotary press types are offered in vane style, and also rack and pinion versions.

  • Grainger Industrial Supply

    Grainger offers machine screw and ball screw mechanical actuators from Duff-Norton. There are over 50 products to choose from.

  • Rotomation Inc.

    Rotomation manufactures actuation units to order. Actuators include rotary, multi-position, indexing, stepping and pick & place types. Some examples are the tiny A032 two-position actuator with dimensions 2.00" x 1.54" x 1.50", and with no backlash; the dual rack A22 rotary design with a max radial load of 85 lb. and max thrust of 100 lb.; and pick & place configurations from 5" down to mini vacuum size.

  • Festo

    Festo offers pneumatic actuators in a product line that includes cylinder with piston rod, rodless cylinders, semi-rotary drives, tandem and multi-position cylinders, stopper and clamping cylinders, drives with linear guides, bellows drives, shock absorbers, and diaphragm drives.

  • Micromo

    MicroMo Electronics manufactures linear actuators, including Ø3 and Ø5mm Brushless DC Motor Linear designs as an integrated system, and linear actuators with high efficiency lead screws and nuts. Their miniature Ø3 and Ø5mm brushless servomotor linear DC products are also offered with custom mechanisms available.

  • Valve Solutions, Inc.

    Valve Solutions Inc. manufactures on-off rotary electric, modulating rotary electric, high pressure pneumatic and low pressure pneumatic actuators. The company also distributes Belimo, Siemens, Johnson Controls, and Honeywell products.

  • Tolomatic, Inc.

    Tolomatic manufactures electric rodless screw and belt drive actuators. They offer several series of various maximum stroke specifications including 100-200 inches, 96", 61-120 inches, dependent on models and other variables like screw selection (as applicable). Maximum static lateral load includes range from 70-1472 lb, 591-4636 lb, 200-17535 lb. and 100-200 lb., also dependent on model and series.