Precision Miniature Motion Control: L12 Linear Actuators
As one of our original designs, Actuonix L12 linear actuators are the standard in our product lineup. Each configuration is a blend of power and versatility in one compact package, offering accurate and smooth motion control for a wide variety of industries. At the heart of each L12 linear actuator is a powerful permanent magnet DC (PMDC) motor integrated into an axial design, complemented by a rectangular cross-section to enhance its strength and durability.
No matter your application needs, L12 series micro linear actuators from Actuonix stand ready to deliver exceptional performance. Their design offers strength and efficiency for engineers and designers looking for precise motion control in space-constrained environments. Browse our entire selection of products by type, or use the actuator selector tool today.
Explore Our L12 Configurations
One of the most attractive features of L12 series micro linear actuators is their extensive range of configurations.
Customers can select from four distinct stroke lengths: 10mm (0.4 inches), 30mm (1.2 inches), 50mm (2 inches) and 100mm (3.9 inches). This variety ensures that our L12 linear actuators can be perfectly tailored to fit diverse application needs. In addition to stroke length, L12 actuators are available in three force and speed combinations, featuring 50:1, 100:1 or 210:1 gearing. This flexibility allows for accurate control over the motion and force, making sure that the L12 series micro linear actuators are highly adaptable to many tasks.
L12 series actuators are available with four different control options:
1. L12-I Series
Each of our I-Series L12 linear actuator models features a sophisticated, software-driven digital microcontroller. This controller, which is fixed and non-programmable, automatically configures itself to one of four input modes during startup based on the connected leads. The available input options include 0-5V DC or PWM, 4-20mA or RC servo. The I-Series comes in two voltage variants, offering 6v and 12v models to cater to different power requirements.
2. L12-R Series
The R-Series L12 linear actuator interface adopts a standard hobby-grade, remote-control digital servo mechanism (CMOS logic). Additionally, it seamlessly integrates with most RC receivers, offering plug-and-play compatibility. Moreover, these units are fully operational with Arduino, utilizing the Arduino servo library for control. The R-Series is exclusively designed for 6v operations.
3. L12-S Series
Each model in our S-Series L12 linear actuators is equipped with end-limit switches. These switches automatically shut off the unit if it reaches its maximum extension or retraction. Operating these units is straightforward: simply reverse the polarity on the actuator's two leads. They are compatible with various control methods, including a DPDT switch, relay or brushed DC motor controller. The S-Series is also available in 6v and 12v models.
4. L12-P Series
P-Series L12 linear actuators are designed without an integrated controller. However, they provide an analog position feedback signal with an external controller. These actuators are ideally paired with our Linear Actuator Control Board (LAC), enabling control through various methods, including USB (using our Configuration Utility Software), 0-5v, 4-20mA, RC Servo or PWM. The LAC also provides on-board options for adjusting speed, sensitivity and stroke limits, including stall protection features. The P-Series comes in 6v and 12v models.
L12-S Micro Linear Actuator Product Overview
Want to see how our products perform? Check out this quick video showcasing our S-Series L12 linear actuators in operation.
Actuonix L12 series micro linear actuators have gained a reputation for versatility and reliability across numerous industries. The diverse configurations of the L12 series allow for a broad spectrum of industry applications, including:
Medical Devices: The accuracy and reliability of L12 linear actuators make them suitable for various medical equipment, including technology and devices that require fine motor control.
Industrial Automation: Integral in automating processes, L12 actuators provide expert precision in manufacturing and other industrial applications.
Automotive Technology: The L12 series can be used in automotive technology, particularly in areas requiring exact movement control.
Aerospace and Aviation: Thanks to their lightweight and efficient design, L12 series actuators offer precise operations in aerospace engineering, where reliability and accuracy are top priorities.
Robotics: Due to their control and compact design, L12 linear actuators are ideal for small-scale robotics, including educational and hobbyist projects.
Education and Research: L12 series micro linear actuators are also used in academic and research settings for experimental setups, prototypes and educational models requiring linear motion.
Space Exploration: As a testament to their reliability and advanced capabilities, four L12 linear actuators are currently in use on the International Space Station.
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Take your project to new heights with the Actuonix L12 series micro linear actuators. Whether you're in the medical, industrial, aerospace/aviation or automotive industry, L12 linear actuators are the key to unlocking careful, controlled linear motion. Experience the difference a compact, powerful, versatile micro linear actuator can make. Browse the full Actuonix L12 series lineup today. If you need help choosing an L12 linear actuator that best suits your project, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Frequently Asked Questions: L12 Series Micro Linear Actuators
If you have questions or would like to learn more about L12 series micro linear actuators, check out the answers to our most frequently asked questions below.
Can I Use L12 Linear Actuators for Heavy-Duty Applications?
While L12 linear actuators are strong, they are primarily designed for applications where compact size and precise control are more critical than high-force output. It's essential to match the actuator's specifications with the requirements of your specific application.
How Do I Choose the Right L12 Linear Actuator for My Project?
Selecting the right L12 linear actuator involves considering your application's stroke length, force, voltage and control requirements. You can utilize our Actuator Selector Tool to find an appropriate product or contact our sales staff for assistance.
How Long Will My L12 Linear Actuator Last?
We encourage our customers to do their own testing to evaluate the lifespan of their particular application. There are a number of variables that can affect the lifespan of an actuator. These include load, side load, input voltage, duty cycle and more.