Long Life and High Precision: S20 Linear Actuators
The S20 is a rod-style actuator that is built off of our popular L12 platform. Rather than using a DC motor and gearbox, this actuator consists of a NEMA 8 stepper motor mounted directly to the actuator shaft. The S20 offers high-precision positioning in a very compact package that is ideal for mounting in tight spaces. Being a stepper motor actuator, it also features a higher duty cycle than our other models and you can expect a longer service life.
No matter your application or industry, S20 series micro stepper actuators from Actuonix will deliver exceptional, compact performance and long lifespan. Their design offers precision and reliability to 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.
Available In Several Stroke Lengths
Our S20 line of actuators is available in several stroke lengths to suit the requirements of your design.
The S20 is available in four different stroke lengths: 15mm (0.59"), 30mm (1.18"), 50mm (1.97") and 100mm (3.93") to ensure that we offer a stepper actuator solution that will work with your design. This variety helps to ensure that we have an off the shelf stepper actuator that can be integrated into your design.
S20 series actuators require a stepper motor driver for operation.
If you haven't decided how to drive your S20 actuator, we recommend the Tic T825 stepper motor controller from Pololu. The Pololu Tic family of stepper motor controllers makes it easy to add basic control of a bipolar stepper motor to a variety of projects. These versatile, general-purpose modules support six different control interfaces USB for direct connection to a computer, TTL serial and IC for use with a microcontroller, RC hobby servo pulses for use in an RC system, analog voltages for use with a potentiometer or analog joystick, and quadrature encoder for use with a rotary encoder dial.
Intro To Our S20 Line of Micro Stepper Actuators
Considering implementing our S20 actuators into your design? Watch this quick intro video to give you an overview of the model.
Actuonix S20 actuators are rapidly developing a reputation for reliability across a variety of industries. The unique, compact design and long life of the S20 series allow for a broad spectrum of industry applications, including:
Industrial Automation: Integral in automating processes, S20 actuators provide expert precision in manufacturing and other industrial applications.
Automotive Technology: The S20 series can be used in automotive, commercial vehicle and motorcycle applications, particularly in areas requiring higher duty cycle and long life.
Aerospace and Aviation: Thanks to their lightweight and efficient design, L16 series actuators offer precise operations in aerospace engineering, where reliability and accuracy are top priorities.
Education and Research: S20 series micro linear actuators are also used in academic and research settings for experimental setups, prototypes and educational models requiring precise linear motion.
Manufacturing: S20 series micro linear actuators are used in manufacturing and testing applications where accuracy and reliability are paramount considerations.
Robotics: Due to their small size and precision, S20 linear actuators are ideal for small-scale robotics, including educational and hobbyist projects.
Order S20 Actuators Online From Actuonix
Make motion simple with Actuonix S20 series micro linear actuators. Whether you're in the medical, industrial, aerospace/aviation, robotics or automotive industry, S20 stepper 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 S20 series lineup today. If you need help choosing an S20 actuator that best suits your project, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Frequently Asked Questions: S20 Series Micro Linear Actuators
If you have questions or would like to learn more about S20 series micro linear actuators, check out the answers to our most frequently asked questions below.
What are the main advantages of stepper actuators?
The main advantages of stepper actuators are long life, high-precision movement and higher rated duty cycle.
What Control Methods Are Available For S20 Actuators?
Stepper motor linear actuators are driven from an external board that contains different control methods, including PWM, analog voltage, and serial communication protocols. The choice of control method will depend on the specific application requirements, as each method has its advantages and disadvantages.
None Of These Models Meet My Design Criteria, Do You Make Custom Actuators?
Our team can work with your specifications to design a custom linear actuator to fit your project and your budget. We can do anything you need, from a custom rod tip to an entirely new design. Minimum order quantities apply.
Do You Have Other Stepper Models?
Yes! We recently released our P8 Stepper Actuator. It's more compact than the S20. If space is a major consideration, you might want to check out the P8 stepper as well.