Posted Feb 21, 2019 2:42:04 PM

The Secrets to Longer Service Life from Your Electromechanical Actuators

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” – Benjamin Franklin

Ensuring your electromechanical actuators (EMAs) provide a long service life starts with specifying thoughtfully designed products constructed of quality materials. But that’s far from the whole story. Although Ben Franklin was writing about the importance of fire safety back in 1735, his words continue to remind us that no one―in any...

Posted Feb 6, 2019 12:24:48 PM

5 Definitive Reasons Electromechanical Actuators Are Better for your Linear Motion Solution

If you’re one of the growing number of manufacturers looking for the best way to automate your production operations, one of your first decisions is the type of linear actuator to incorporate into your system. Although hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders are capable of producing linear motion, they’re not always the best choice for automation applications. Electromechanical actuators (EMAs) have become increasingly...

Posted Jan 11, 2019 4:57:07 PM

Cutting Your Actuator Problems Down to Size

For almost any large project, typically the hardest part is getting started—with so many decisions to make and alternatives to consider, the process can quickly become daunting. For industrial automation engineers, this can be especially true in choosing a linear actuator. Linear actuators are available in a wide range of types, sizes, capabilities, and protection levels. Sorting through these available options...

Posted Sep 14, 2018 4:19:28 PM

Why Should You Build a CAD Model of Your Actuator?

An effective actuator is one that fits and performs precisely in a given application. In this context, precision refers to how well the actuator achieves the force and speed the application requires and to the precision of the actuator’s manufacturing. In other words, a precise actuator functions and fits as intended within the system for which it is designed.

Posted Jun 19, 2018 4:40:36 PM

Understanding the Factors that Determine Accuracy and Repeatability in Electromechanical Actuators

In electromechanical linear motion systems, accuracy and repeatability are key to measuring the performance of an actuator. These two factors define the proper production techniques that are key for the standardization and consistency required when automating manufacturing processes.

Posted Feb 14, 2018 4:24:18 PM

Hunt Valve Partners with Elwood for Optimum Actuator and Motor

 

When building a mechanical linear system, what if you could not only work with one of the best companies that specializes in designing linear motion solutions, but also combine the electromechanical actuator(s) and motor(s) you need in one convenient bundle? Now you can!

Posted Nov 14, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Easily Build Your Electromechanical Actuator with Hunt’s Online Configurator

There’s a lot to consider when selecting the electromechanical actuator that will be the best fit for your system. However, once you consider the parameters and know the type of actuator you need, Hunt Valve Actuator Division makes it easy for you to take the next steps online.

Posted Oct 4, 2017 11:54:19 AM

15 Parameters to Make Selecting Your Electromechanical Actuator Easy [Infographic]

When it comes to selecting an electromechanical actuator (EMA), there are a number of parameters you need to take into consideration. But before you get to those, you need to know the following answers to understand the basic requirements of your system:

Posted Jun 30, 2017 11:02:14 AM

How to Know If You Need a Ram-Style or Rodless Actuator

Selecting an electromechanical actuator (EMA) requires understanding the parameters for what you need it to do. However, there are only two basic types: ram-style and rodless. There are strengths and weaknesses to both and defining your operating conditions will help clarify which will be the appropriate choice for your needs.


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