Linear actuators are used in many applications and need to meet several specifications in order to produce a well made product. For instance, most machine shop tools need to be long lasting, strong and able to maintain repeatable close tolerance levels to keep product quality high.
Whether you need to replace an existing analog with a digital linear actuator, or you need to build your automotive machine shop with a specialized automotive linear actuator, you need to keep several things in mind:
- Check the specs to be sure your tolerance levels, size and force requirements are met.
- Be sure of compatibility between equipment.
- Look for a manufacturer's warranty of at least a year when you buy linear actuators.
Find local linear actuator distributorsBuying from local distributors of linear actuators means you'll have a place to turn when products break. Purchasing your electric linear actuators or industrial linear actuators overseas means long wait time for replacement and possible warranty problems. Research your supplier's location and linear actuator manufacturers' location and you'll have the benefit of supporting the local economy as well.
Ask for assistance with your linear actuator applicationThere are many uses for linear actuators from tool and die making to hydraulic lift applications in the automotive industry. To get the right specifications for your application, it's best to get some guidance from the supplier.
Be sure that the linear actuator, controller and other parts are compatibleChecking the spec sheet on your linear actuator to be sure it is compatible with existing equipment might be boring, but it's necessary to get the right linear actuator controller and actuator to do the job. You'll also need to check the supplier's and manufacturer's recommendations on installation to get the best performance and longest life out of your equipment.
- Always get references for large custom made linear actuator design jobs. When you make this type of investment, carefully consider not only the planning and costs, but also the design professional who puts your system in place.