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Actuonix P-series feedback actuators feature an internal potentiometer for position feedback. They are ideally suited to automatically controlled positioning systems, but they can also be driven manually. The –P actuators have no built in controller, but do provide an analog position feedback signal that can be input to an external controller.

The “P” series lineup can be used as a linear servo by connecting the actuator to an external controller such as the LAC board offered by Actuonix. This control board reads the position signal from the “P” series actuators, compares it with your input control signal then commands the actuator to move via an onboard H-bridge circuit. The LAC allows any one of the following control inputs: Analog 0-3.3V or 4-20mA, or Digital 0-5V PWM, 1-2ms Standard RC, or USB. The RC input effectively transforms your L16 into a linear servo, which is a direct replacement for any common hobby servo used in RC toys and robotics.

Our 5 categories of P-series feedback actuators are:

PQ12-P Series

Our smallest feedback actuator, the PQ12-P is truly a micro wonder. With its 20mm (0.8") stroke and 3 gearing options it can provide forces between 2-10lbs and is small enough to fit in a tic tac box.

L12-P Series

Our standard line of feedback actuators. They are available in 4 stroke lengths: 10mm (0.4"), 30mm (1.2"), 50mm (2") and 100mm (3.9") and 3 gearing options for forces between 2-10lbs.

L16-P Series

The big brother to the L12 series, the L16’s larger motor is capable of greater loads and faster speeds than the L12-P series, The L16-P is available in 3 stroke lengths: 50mm (2"), 100mm (3.9") and 140mm (5.5") and 3 gearing options for forces between 10-40lbs.

P16-P Series

Our most powerful line of feedback actuators. The P16-P features a planetary drive for greater forces and higher duty cycle applications. They are available in 4 stroke lengths: 50mm (2"), 100mm (3.9"), 150mm (5.9") and 200mm (7.9") and 3 gearing options for forces between 10lbs and 60lbs.

T16-P Series

Our new line of track actuators based on the popular P16 series. The track design makes the T16 significantly shorter than the same stroke length P16, since instead of an extending shaft, a sliding mount is provided. The sliding mount also significantly increases the maximum side load specification. The T16-P feedback track actuator is available in 3 stroke lengths: 100mm (3.9"), 200mm, 7.9") and 300mm (11.8").