On-Demand Webinars: Motion Control

How to Specify & Size an Electromechanical Linear Actuator

Despite the performance improvement of control electronics and algorithms over the past decade to help mask deficiencies in linear actuator selection and application, it is still incumbent on the automation engineer to try to identify and provide the right set of parameters to better assure project success.

We've created the mnemonic A.C.T.U.A.T.O.R. to assist the system designer in checking for the minimum basic specifications to define a linear actuator. The mostly quantitative values that A.C.T.U.A.T.O.R. develops are independent of the primary motive force of the product and apply equally as well to conventional industrial hydraulic, pneumatic or electric linear actuators.

Join our webinar to learn more about how to accurately specify an actuator.


Bob Ward, Product Manager, Actuators, Rollon Corporation