Actuonix at D&M West 2024 in Anaheim

Actuonix at D&M West 2024 in Anaheim

It's been a couple of weeks since Actuonix Motion Devices got back from the D&M West Trade Show in Anaheim. Hosted annually at the beautiful Anaheim Convention Center, D&M West is part of the larger IME West brand that runs several shows
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Three Options For Wireless Actuator Control

Three Options For Wireless Actuator Control

Share: --> As micro linear actuators increase in popularity, people are turning to drive more and more sophisticated systems. For most applications,
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How Do Electric Actuators Work?

How Do Electric Actuators Work?

Electric actuators are common in many different types of equipment across dozens of industries. Whether it's automating industrial tasks or making small adjustments in everyday devices, actuators are crucial. This article aims to
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How to Synchronize Two Linear Actuators

How to Synchronize Two Linear Actuators

Synchronize linear actuators like a pro: Read our step-by-step guide to perfect motion control. Achieve precision in your automation projects with Actuonix. From time to time, our clients ask us how to synchronize two
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What is Duty Cycle?

What is Duty Cycle?

While there are volumes of information online about the duty cycle, it’s really a relatively simple concept. Duty cycle is simply the ratio of time a circuit is on compared to the time that the circuit is off. Our products, as
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How Do Actuators Work?

How Do Actuators Work?

'How does an actuator work’ is a question we hear fairly often here at Actuonix, and we understand why. Linear motion can involve some...
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What Are Linear Actuators?

What Are Linear Actuators?

In this article, we’re going to help you understand what are linear actuators and how linear actuators work...
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Linear Actuator Control Board - Intro and Setup

Linear Actuator Control Board - Intro and Setup

When it comes to linear actuators, designing new models and adding functionality can be time-consuming and expensive. To overcome this, we designed the Linear Actuator Control (LAC) board, and a line of linear actuators to work with it. The LAC
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Waterproof Linear Actuators - Key Things To Know

Waterproof Linear Actuators - Key Things To Know

Automation is all around us, and much of it is driven by linear actuators. While it’s ideal to mount your actuator in a place that’s warm and dry, that’s not always realistic. Many applications are going to require an actuator to be mounted outdoors, directly or indirectly exposed to water and moisture. That’s likely why you’re on the hunt for a waterproof linear actuator. Keep reading to learn more about waterproof actuators and how to determine what level of protection you need.
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What is the Smallest Linear Actuator?

What is the Smallest Linear Actuator?

When searching for ‘World’s Smallest Linear Actuator’ one thing quickly becomes apparent - many companies are claiming to produce the smallest actuator around. There may be a variety of reasons for this. I’ll quickly cover a few of these below.
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Why Are Linear Actuators So Expensive?

Why Are Linear Actuators So Expensive?

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How Our Linear Actuators Are Made

How Our Linear Actuators Are Made

As you likely know, linear actuators are devices that convert the rotary motion of an electric motor into linear motion. With the rise of robotics and automation, linear actuators have become an important component in a variety applications in dozens of industries. Actuonix is the industry leader in reliable, cost-effective micro actuators. Today I want to walk you through how our we produce our micro actuators.
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Differences Between Lead Screw and Ball Screw Actuators

Differences Between Lead Screw and Ball Screw Actuators

Choosing the right actuator for your product can be a challenge. Today, I want to clear up one of the main distinctions between different types of actuators.
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How To Connect A Linear Actuator To A DPDT Switch

How To Connect A Linear Actuator To A DPDT Switch

There are many ways to control linear actuators. One of the most popular is via a DPDT (double pole, double throw) switch. DPDT switches are a simple way to control an actuator for a variety of applications.
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How Do Stepper Motors Work?

How Do Stepper Motors Work?

What is a stepper motor actuator? You're likely familiar with linear actuators, which use a rotary motor to produce motion in a straight line. Standard actuators are powered by a brushed DC motor. A stepper motor actuator is functionally similar to a standard linear actuator, but the drive motor, rather than a standard DC motor, is a stepper-style motor.
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Introducing Our New P8 Line Of Stepper Motor Actuators

Introducing Our New P8 Line Of Stepper Motor Actuators

At Actuonix, we pride ourselves on offering the widest variety of affordable micro actuators available anywhere. Our actuators drive the motion element of some fascinating and useful products. We regularly add new products to our lineup as the needs of our customers evolve.
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How To Limit Travel On Linear Actuators Without Adjustable Limit Switches

How To Limit Travel On Linear Actuators Without Adjustable Limit Switches

Though we carry more micro-linear motion products than anybody, there are times when our customers have a stroke-length requirement that can't be met with an off the shelf product. While some larger actuators come with adjustable end limit switches, this isn't practical on micro actuators.
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Cheap Linear Actuators | How To Buy Inexpensive Actuators

Cheap Linear Actuators | How To Buy Inexpensive Actuators

At Actuonix, we take pride in producing inexpensive linear actuators that are built to a high standard of quality. Our low-cost line of micro linear actuators is the result of years of product development and incremental improvement.
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10 Different Options For Controlling Linear Actuators

10 Different Options For Controlling Linear Actuators

If you're new to linear actuators, you might not realize that there are many different options for linear actuator control. Long gone are the days where all you could get was a simple 2-wire device that operates via reversing polarity. Those are still available of course but manufacturers are offering a variety of different input modes to cater to hobbyists, Arduino enthusiasts as well as the technical needs of equipment manufacturers.

Below you will find ten different options for controlling linear actuators. 
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Why Choose Actuonix Motion Devices?

Why Choose Actuonix Motion Devices?

The leader in micro motion since 2005.


Actuonix Motion Devices (formerly Firgelli Technologies) has been a leading manufacturer of micro linear actuators and servos since 2005. All of our products are designed from scratch, by our in-house team of engineers. We pride ourselves on providing affordable, quality micro-motion solutions to a wide variety of industries.
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Things to Consider When Selecting a Linear Actuator Manufacturer

Things to Consider When Selecting a Linear Actuator Manufacturer

Selecting a linear actuator manufacturer can be a critical part of the product design process. Building a relationship with a high-quality manufacturer that you can rely on can save you major headaches down the road.
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Servo Actuators vs. Linear Actuators - What's The Difference?

Servo Actuators vs. Linear Actuators - What's The Difference?

If you're searching for a linear motion solution for the first time, you might find yourself a little bit confused that there are several different terms used to describe what appear to be identical products: linear actuator, servo actuator, linear servo and several others.
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Home Automation Ideas Using Micro Linear Actuators

Home Automation Ideas Using Micro Linear Actuators

When it comes to home automation, there are more options available to you today than ever. From smart light bulbs to smart thermostats, camera systems, televisions, and smart appliances, there are a ton of options for you to consider when looking for ways to add automation to your home.
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