As opposed to creating a circular motion, linear actuators create motion in a straight line. There are different types of linear actuators and one of them is the heavy-duty linear actuator. As the term heavy-duty defines the equipment, these types of linear actuators are design to operate in harsh environments. The upcoming paragraphs describe heavy-duty linear actuators.
Examples of Heavy-Duty Linear Actuators
According to progressiveautomations.com, there are different types of heavy-duty linear actuators in the mechanical industry. For instance, a quick scan of the industry illustrates that the Max Jac, the PA-17, and the eliminator HD are examples of heavy-duty linear actuators. Each of these actuators has its unique characters. However, there are common characteristics about not only the three, but about all those kind of actuators.
Characteristics of Heavy-Duty Linear Actuators
For instance, all those actuators were built to operate in harsh environments. It follows that they can operate efficiently in environments full of fertilizers, sand, mud, slush, salt water, high-pressure water, heavy vibrations, heat, or snow. It is notable that their ability to operate in harsh environments implies that they are durable than common linear actuators because they have to own such a unique quality in order to operate in harsh environments. Additionally, heavy-duty linear actuators are built to load capacities stretching from 25 Ton to 120N.
It is clear that these kind of actuators can operate in rugged environments efficiently. As a result, they must be durable. In fact, their durability is visible just by examining the material used to design them (the outer metal should be durable). The picture below is an example of a Heavy-duty linear actuator, which indicates that it was built using durable metal.