Subscribe to our
weekly newsletter

Latest Products and Breaking News

Rotary Actuator

Rotary Actuator
 

The simplest actuator is purely mechanical, where linear motion in one direction gives rise to rotation. The most common actuators though are electrically powered. Other actuators may be powered by pneumatic or hydraulic power, or may use energy stored internally through springs.

The motion produced by an actuator may be either continuous rotation, as for an electric motor, or movement to a fixed angular position as for servomotors and stepper motors. A further form, the torque motor, does not necessarily produce any rotation but merely generates a precise torque which then either causes rotation, or is balanced by some opposing torque.

Usage

In engineering, actuators are frequently used as mechanisms to introduce motion, or to clamp an object so as to prevent motion. In electronic engineering, actuators are a subdivision of transducers.

 

 


Some of our Rotary Actuator Sponsors include...


Akribis Systems

Manufacturer of high quality linear servo motors, rotary motors, air bearing stages, xyz stages, voice coil motors and positioning systems.

H2W Technologies

Designer and manufacturer of linear and rotary motion products that are used in the motion control industry

Harmonic Drive LLC

Harmonic Drive products maximize output torque and minimize size and weight, our harmonic gears and planetary gears offer cutting edge advantage.

© Content credits: Some of this page uses material from en.wikipedia.org .