Automotive Actuators For OEMs, Upgrades and Customization


Automotive actuators can be found throughout modern cars, RVs and commercial vehicles. They drive some of the basic functions that you enjoy such as opening and closing vent doors, opening and closing windows and sliding doors, engine control and much more. Automotive linear actuators range from small to large and run behind the scenes controlling key functions to make our driving experience easier and more comfortable.

Linear actuators are also ideal for use in aftermarket applications. Some people find that they want to add some automation to custom vehicles, hot rods and classics as well as motorcycles. For years, people wishing to customize their cars had limited options to work with. Motors with complicated drive systems, weak rotary servos or super expensive micro actuators.

At Actuonix Motion Devices, we have worked with some of the biggest names in the automotive industry to provide cost-effective solutions for their motion needs. Our customers range from top automotive brands right through to the home-builder and hobbyist.

Our current lineup of actuators boasts more than 160 unique models to ensure that we have the correct device for you. Whether you need a rod actuator or a track actuator for your next project, there's a good chance that we have an off the shelf solution for your application. Need something different? We offer a custom linear actuator design service. We can modify an existing product to suit the specifications of your project or work with you to create a completely custom actuator. Minimum order quantities apply.

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The automotive industry is not only growing, but is rapidly changing. Manufacturers and hobbyists alike are always on the hunt for new ways to automate functions while keeping development costs low.

Some examples of Automotive applications for our products include:

  • Replacing vacuum-actuated pop-up headlights on classic cars
  • Installing electric pop-out rear windows on older cars
  • Engine idle control for PTO operations
  • Engine idle control for high-performance vehicles
  • Electric interior elements such as glove box or hidden compartments
  • Air intake vent control
  • Motorcycle windscreen automation
  • Electric parking brake conversions
  • Much more

From planning right through to implementation, Actuonix will be with you every step of the way. When you choose to install Actuonix Motion Devices in your vehicle, you're choosing a product that's designed by our team in Canada and backed by more than a decade of experience. You can find cheap, offshore clones of our products on other sites, but when you buy genuine Actuonix actuators, you're getting an original Canadian design. Every product we sell is thoroughly tested before leaving our North American facility.

We have the experience to help you choose the best actuator for your project.
Actuonix actuators come in stroke lengths of 10mm - 300mm (0.4" - 11.8") and forces between 9N - 300N (2lbs - 67lbs).

We have been designing actuators for the automotive industry as well as others for more than a decade. Our current product lineup is the result of years of designing, testing and revising our designs. Let us help you get your next project off the ground.

If you would like some help navigating our product selection and choosing an actuator that best suits your product, please don't hesitate to contact us.