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On-board electronics make linear actuators safer and smarter

05 July 2018

Where traditional electric linear actuators have provided the most basic machine functionality, the increasing integration of advanced electronics is making today’s actuators safer, smarter and easier to network with agricultural, construction and mobile off-highway equipment.

Modern linear actuators track critical parameters remotely and react to them automatically. They deliver inexpensively real-time operating status and network flexibility with other systems. All of this is the result of incorporating a programmable microprocessor to meet market demand for greater safety, functionality and modularity. 

Condition monitoring for safe operation

In a conventional electric actuator design, continuous overloading can damage the motor and other components. An actuator that fails at the wrong time could damage equipment or present a safety hazard.

Read the rest of the article in the July issue of DPA

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