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12 Volt Linear Actuators

12 volt linear actuators provide mechanical linear motion by converting 12 volts of direct current (DC) electrical energy. Although they provide motion at relatively low speeds, these linear actuators offer advantages such as durability, reliability and a high level of power.

12 volt linear actuators are ideal for applications in industries such as: marine, for sub-sea diving applications; industrial manufacturing, for process and factory automation applications such as robotic material handling; aerospace, in order to move flight surfaces, stabilize rotating devices and other motion control applications; medical, dental and pharmaceutical, for use in applications such as medical infusion systems, bed positioners, patient lifts, dental chairs and drug delivery systems; and military, for armored ground vehicles and aircraft.Read More…

12 Volt Linear Actuators 12 volt linear actuators provide mechanical linear motion by converting 12 volts of direct current (DC) electrical energy. Although they provide motion at relatively low speeds, these linear actuators offer advantages such as durability, reliability and a high level of power.
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Bethel, CT  |  203-778-2727

Del-Tron Precision, Inc. was founded in order to serve the needs of automated equipment manufacturers for innovative, high quality and reasonably priced anti-friction linear bearings and associated products such as valve actuators.

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Del-Tron Precision, Inc. $$$

Battle Creek, MI  |  800-537-9940

Utilized in a variety of applications and industries, the products designed and manufactured at Burr Engineering & Development include ball screw actuators and similar mechanisms.

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Burr Engineering & Development Company $$$

Cutchogue, NY  |  888-321-9178

Ultra Motion designs and manufactures precision electromechanical actuators, and related products, for multiple industries including aerospace, medical, industrial automation, defense, research, and more. Our areas of expertise include extreme power density, fully integrated closed loop servo actuators, multi-turn absolute position sensors, and challenging environments like space, deep sea, vacuum, etc.

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Ultra Motion $$$

Torrance, CA  |  800-736-1712

At IAI America, we are dedicated to providing value and originality with any product that we provide to you. Our linear actuator model types include slider, folded-motor slider, rod, and single, double, or ball-bushing type guided rod actuators. Our staff members are committed to being available in order to bring you full customer satisfaction while delivering the products that will best suit your needs. Contact us today and allow our skilled staff to answer your questions and solve your problems for you!

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IAI America, Inc. $$$

Bethel, CT  |  800-447-2042

Tusk Direct’s specialty is linear motion components. We offer slides, bearings, lubricants and assemblies compatible with pneumatic or electric actuators and actuator systems.

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Tusk Direct, Inc. $$$

Stratham, NH  |  844-338-8114

ElectroCraft hybrid stepper-based linear actuator solutions provide original equipment manufacturers the precision, performance and reliability that is required for a wide variety of motion control positioning applications. From medical and laboratory equipment to industrial machinery, ElectroCraft offers configurable or completely customizable solutions in three unique product designs: linear actuator (non-captive), leadscrew motor (external linear) or guided linear actuator (captive).

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ElectroCraft, Inc. $$$

Saanichton. BC  |  206-347-9684

Our linear actuators are at the top of the market and on the leading edge of innovation. If you need a new design or modification to an existing design, we are the true professionals that you need to call.

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Actuonix Motion Devices $$$
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Capable of high-precision motion, l2 volt linear actuators are also used in applications such as telescopes and additional research equipment in which the slightest miscalculation could be highly costly.

Additional benefits of 12 volt linear actuators are their ability to perform well in high-pressure applications as well as their ability to function in extreme environmental conditions, such as natural gas vents and oil drilling locations.

12 volt linear actuators consist of relatively few parts, making for a very simple and efficient design. The three main components of a 12 volt linear actuator are a DC motor, a screw drive and a set of gears. The two main types of DC motors are brushed or brushless. A brushed DC motor has three main parts: permanent magnet stator, a wound iron-core armature and a commutator with mechanical brushes.

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The brushes function to connect the power source to the armature, or a rotating coil that induces voltage from motion as result of a magnetic field. Brushless DC motors, on the other hand, consist of a permanent magnet rotor and coils that are located within the stator. Compared to using a mechanical commutation system, a brushless DC motor's commutator is electronically controlled.

There are also two main types of screw drives: lead screws and ball screws. Lead screws, also called power or translation screws, are threaded rods that allow rotational movement to translate into linear motion. Ball screws achieve the same linear movement, yet they offer reduced friction due to the small alteration of a ball encased within the nut.

Lastly, a set of gears is used to provide increased precision in motion control, typically either worm gears or planetary gears. 12 volt linear actuators most often utilize worm gears, because they help to provide the required torque for rotation of the screw.

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