Why Actuonix Limit Switch Actuators Are a Stroke Above
Actuonix limit switch actuators have carved a distinctive niche, setting themselves apart with an impeccable fusion of simplicity and high-caliber performance. These actuators, designed with user-friendly interfaces, ensure hassle-free integration and operation, making them accessible to both experts and novices alike.
Furthermore, their compact design ensures they can fit into the smallest of spaces, making them ideal for applications where size constraints are a consideration. In a marketplace full of options, our commitment to miniaturization without compromising performance sets Actuonix apart.
Choosing Your Limit Switch Actuator
Actuonix S-series actuators have internal limit switches that will turn off power to the motor when the actuator reaches within 0.5mm of the end of stroke. A limit switch actuator is easily operated simply by reversing polarity. It can be used with a DPDT switch, relay, brushed reversible speed controller, the Actuonix Wireless Remote Control or our Timer Relay.
Here's a rundown of the 5 categories of Actuonix S-series limit switch actuators to choose from.
PQ12-S Series Limit Switch Actuator
The PQ12-S stands out as our most compact limit-switched actuator. It's truly remarkable in its micro size. With a 20mm stroke and three gear choices, it offers force capabilities between 2 and 10 pounds and is so tiny that it can fit inside a matchbox.
L12-S Series Limit Switch Actuator
Representing our standard lineup of limit-switched actuators, the L12-S offers four distinct stroke lengths: 10mm, 30mm, 50mm and 100mm. Coupled with three gearing variations, it can exert forces ranging from 5 to 18 pounds.
L16-S Series Limit Switch Actuator
Meet the L12 series' more robust sibling. Thanks to its larger motor, the L16-S can handle heftier loads and achieve faster speeds than its counterpart, the L12-S. It comes with three gearing variations and is available in three stroke lengths: 50mm, 100mm and 140mm, providing forces between 10 and 45 pounds.
P16-S Series Limit Switch Actuator
The P16-S is distinguished by its planetary drive, making it ideal for tasks demanding greater forces and suited for high-duty cycle applications. It's available in four stroke dimensions: 50mm, 100mm, 150mm and 200mm — with three gearing options, capable of producing forces between 10 and 67 pounds.
T16-S Series Limit Switch Actuator
Presenting our innovative track actuators series, inspired by the well-received P16 line. The T16's track design is more compact than the P16 with different stroke options but the same stellar performance, as it employs a sliding mount instead of an extending shaft. This sliding mechanism notably enhances the maximum side load capacity. Choose from three stroke lengths — 100mm, 200mm and 300mm — and three gearing options to achieve forces ranging from 10 to 60 pounds.
Defining Limit Switch Actuators
Actuonix limit switch actuators detect when the actuator is fully extended or retracted and cut power to the motor. This ensures the actuator isn't damaged by continuing to drive the motor past the physical limits of the actuator. Once a limit switch is triggered, the actuator can still easily be driven back in the opposite direction by reversing the polarity of the power supply.
Three Options for Wireless Actuator Control
Whether you desire a straightforward plug-and-play button configuration or wish to operate your actuator via your smartphone, we've got you covered. Our selection spans several micro linear actuators, varying in stroke lengths, gear choices and lifting capacities.
Industry Leader in Micro Linear Actuators & More
Actuonix carries an extensive selection of micro linear actuators, linear servos, track and rod actuators catering to almost any project's specifications. Our product catalog boasts 164 distinct micro linear actuators and servos, with the continuous addition of new models. We aim to maintain a versatile inventory to meet diverse project requirements, offering actuators ranging from 0.4 inches (10mm) to 11.8 inches (300mm) and capable of exerting forces up to 67 pounds (300N).
Moreover, we present a variety of control options tailored to your preferences. No matter how you want to control your actuator, we have a solution that will work for you. Whether you're operating your actuators through Arduino or a straightforward DC voltage, we have the ideal solution.
We're also excited to introduce motion devices that seamlessly integrate with most RC receivers and various Lego kits, ensuring plug-and-play convenience.
Rely on Actuonix for the Best Limit Switch Actuator
Actuonix's state-of-the-art limit switch actuators are renowned for their unparalleled accuracy and versatility. Whether you're working on a small-scale project or an industrial application, our extensive range promises the perfect fit. Don't settle for anything less than the best. Dive into Actuonix's collection now and redefine the boundaries of precision and performance.
Frequently Asked Questions About Limit Switch Actuators
We've answered some of the questions we've received about limit switch actuators below. Please reach out if we can help clarify any other information you need.
What Is a Limit Switch Actuator?
A limit switch actuator is a device that converts energy into linear motion, and it's equipped with a built-in switch that activates when the device reaches a predetermined position. This switch can automatically halt or control the actuator's movement when it reaches its set limits.
Why Are Limit Switches Important in Actuators?
Limit switches play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and accuracy of an actuator's operation. They prevent the actuator from over-extending or retracting, which may cause damage to the device or its surrounding components. This built-in mechanism provides consistent operation and increases the actuator's lifespan.
Can I Control the Limit Switch Actuator Remotely?
Many modern limit switch actuators can be controlled using remote systems, including wireless controllers or smartphone applications – or integrated into broader automation systems. The type of remote control will depend on the actuator's design and the control system in place.
How Do I Choose the Right Limit Switch Actuator for My Project?
Selecting the right actuator depends on your project's requirements. Consider factors like the necessary force, stroke length, speed and voltage. Additionally, think about environmental conditions like temperature, moisture and potential exposure to contaminants. Actuonix offers a wide range of limit switch actuators catering to different needs.