Introduction of Actuator

Actuators are the part of a motion control system that produces the desired motion. An actuator is a device that creates physical movement by converting various forms of energy to rotary or linear mechanical motion.

How does Actuator Works?

The way the actuator works is by receiving energy and signals so as to produce a movement / change.

Type of Actuator

Any device that converts an electrical signal into ordinary mechanical motion is said to be an actuator. Usually used as an advanced process of the output of a data processing process generated by a sensor or controller.

Actuators consist of :

Electric Power Actuators : There are many advantages in using electric actuators. First, they have the best precision-control positioning of these three options.

Examples of electric actuators :

  • DC Motor
  • AC Motor
  • Solenoids
  • Voice Coils

Hydraulic Power Actuators : Hydraulic actuators can be controlled by different types of valves, for example manual, electric, pressure relief.

Examples of electric actuators :

  • hydraulic cylinder
  • hydraulic motor

Pneumatic Power Actuators : Pneumatics is a branch of mechanics that deals with the mechanical properties of gases.

Examples of pneumatic actuators :

  • tied rod cylinders
  • rotary actuators

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For the low level technology, sensor is needed. It’s very useful to indicate the environment around the system. Data from sensor will processed in controller.

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Controller works like brain in human, every little things whichwork on the device must be came from controller. Firmware also build on this level to do every command in.

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Actuator / End User

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Controller

Controller works like brain in human, every little things whichwork on the device must be came from controller. Firmware also build on this level to do every command in.

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