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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...


H2W Technologies

H2W Technologies, Inc. is dedicated to the design and manufacture of linear and limited rotation devices that are used in the motion control industry. We are committed to providing every customer with the optimal solution for their motion application in the shortest possible time.

MotiCont

MotiCont is a manufacturer of voice coil motors, three phase brushless motors and positioning stages and linear slides for industrial applications.

Tolomatic, Inc.

Since 1954, Tolomatic has been manufacturing innovative automation components. From gearboxes and brakes to pneumatic actuators and complete electrical linear motion systems, our motion solutions are moving businesses forward.

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