What is an Actuator??
Industrial companies often start up with one or two piecesof equipment that will be the cornerstone of their facility. It is either the one you can start without or the one you really need. Actuators are the latter. We need to explore, learn, and discover the functions and types of electric actuators to understand the importance of this tool in an industrial falicity.
Actuators are mechanical or electro-mechanical devices that provide controlled and sometimes limited movements or positioning, and can be operated electrically, manually, or by various fluids such as air,hydraulic, or others.
An actuator uses some type of energy to provide motion or to apply a force. For example, an electric motor uses electrical energy to create a rotational movement or to turn on object, or to move an object. A tire jack or screw jack uses mechanical energy to provide enough force lift a car. In short, an actuator converts some type of energy into motion. Actuators include motors, gears, pumps, pistons, valves, and switches.