How Our Linear Actuators Are Made


Our actuators are designed by our team of engineers right here on the West Coast of Canada. We design the actuators, source parts and then build prototypes that undergo rigorous testing in our lab. Modifications are made and tested to ensure that our end product is the best that it can be. Sometimes it takes months or years to get the right design and combination of components to make a new actuator just right. We refuse to release a new product that doesn’t meet our quality standards.

Component Selection

One of the main advantages of manufacturing our actuators, rather than rebranding an existing product, is that we have control over every single component within. From the electric motor/gearbox unit, to the drive screw and circuit board, we source every part based on consistency and quality. We regularly test new components while searching for ways to make our actuators more powerful, and longer lasting.

This is an advantage that companies reselling an existing product don’t have. There is a lower standard of quality and less control if you’re not sourcing and testing each component yourself.

Manufacturing Process

Once we are confident that a new product meets our standards for quality and lifespan, we are ready to begin manufacturing. All of our actuators are assembled to our specs in our modern manufacturing facility. Once assembled, they are sent to our distribution center for final testing and shipping.


Many component manufacturers test a few products from a batch. While this method may give a feel for the overall quality of a batch of products, it doesn’t eliminate the possibility of a customer receiving a DOA unit, and we don't think that's good enough.

Our team tests every single actuator before it leaves our facility. That’s the only way for us to be 100% sure that your actuator performs to the specifications listed on our data sheet. If it doesn’t pass muster, it doesn’t ship. It’s as simple as that.

How are we different?

At Actuonix, we differentiate ourselves from our competitors in a few key ways.

Industry-leading selection - With nearly 200 different actuators, we are confident that we have the largest product offering available in our industry.

Low failure rates - As mentioned above, we test every single unit before it leaves our facility. This helps us maintain our low failure rates and ensure that our clients receive a reliable actuator that will last a long time.

Warranty - We offer a 180day warranty to ensure that you will be satisfied with the performance of your Actuonix device.

Bulk and development discounts -  In addition to our competitive pricing, we also offer quantity discounts on actuators starting at just ten units. At our discretion we may also offer development discounts to help startups with the costs associated with evaluating different models and determining what the best choice is for their application.

We give back -  We are always looking for interesting projects to sponsor within FIRST Robotics as well as high school, college and university build teams. We have sponsored dozens of interesting projects created by aspiring engineers over the years.

At Actuonix,  we are proud to be a leading manufacturer of micro actuators for nearly two decades. We provide top-notch customer service and will support through the selection and purchasing of your actuators, and after you have received your product. If you are interested to learn more about our massive selection of micro actuators, check out our store here.

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We hope that this article has adequately answered the question "how are Actuonix actuators made?" and helped you better understand factors that affect actuator price. View our collection of actuators by model or industry today. As a leading manufacturer and innovator in the micro motion marketplace, Actuonix services companies big and small in a number of industries including aerospace, medical, robotics, and more. Get in touch with us today to place an order or submit an inquiry.