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Linear motion: selecting the best solution for your needs

01 August 2019

The need to increase productivity and reduce downtime is a key focus for manufacturers. However, when it comes to selecting linear actuators for motion applications, some confusion remains on whether an electric or pneumatic solution is most suitable.

While the operational benefits of more traditional pneumatic solutions are better understood, the growing use of electric actuation, in response to more complex machine requirements, means manufacturers and OEMs now have more choice for linear actuation solutions.

Simon Gass, Product Marketing Manager, Actuators, from IMI Precision Engineering looks at the key considerations when choosing pneumatic and electric linear actuation, or a combination of the two.

The global actuation market continues to remain healthy and is forecast to grow, with predictions estimating it will be worth around $74bn within the next five years, as a result of growing customer demand and innovation.

Read the full article in the August issue of DPA

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