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Linear Actuators: Types and Traits

A Linear Actuator is different from electrical motor because it applies force in a linear way instead of rotationally. The linear motion will be achieved in several ways and a linear actuator is among the gadgets that may covert rotational motion to linear motion.Mechanical typeA mechanical actuator converts the rotary motion to linear displacement by means of screws/gears to which a knob is attached. One of many renowned examples of mechanical actuator is a jackscrew or car jack. Mechanical actuator is used in lasers and optics for manipulating the position of mirror mounts, linear stages and plenty of more positioning instruments.Hydraulic typeA hydraulic actuator or cylinder has a hollow cylinder with a piston inside it. Managed linear displacement of the piston is achieved by pressuriz...