Today, new technologies have a great impact on our lives. We use them to automate almost all parts of our life. In fact, people try to automate almost everything. It is not going to be a surprise, as we live in a crazy world where everyone is always in a hurry. However, with the help of lineаr actuаtors, you can make your life better and simpler.

Actually, you can face a big quantity of different lineаr actuаtors for each device. These actuаtors vary by their size, characteristics, power, etc. It is very significant to know the exact characteristics to purchase the most suitable actuаtor. Moreover, you have to know how to control the speed of a lineаr actuаtor. In this article, we will share with you the main information about the speed controller.

Lineаr Actuаtors: What Should You Know About Them?

Actually, lineаr actuаtors are such mechanisms that are capable to convert the rotational movement into the lineаr movement. However, they are capable to do this by attaching the linear power. Basically, the lineаr motor is modified to function only in a lineаr direction. Nowadays, all these actuаtors become more popularized and are attached to a wide variety of machines.

In general, you are able to use them if your device needs to produce a lineаr movement (for instance, varied lifts, door, printer, valve, etc.). You can face varied types of lineаr actuаtors such as mаgnetic actuаtors, pneumаtic actuаors, hydrаulic actuаtors, elеctric actuаtors, and mechаnic actuаtors. Each type has certain characteristics and suits different equipment.

Lineаr Actuаtor Speed Control

In fact, if you want your actuаtor to operate longer, you need to follow some recommendations. Every lineаr actuаtor comprises a manual. There you can get some recommendations about lineаr actuаtor variable speed. Here is some information about the control speed of lineаr actuаtor. Lineаr actuаtor controller is a very important part of the device. When the speed is controlled, lineаr actuаtor will operate correctly.

So, how does the lineаr actuаtor speed controller work? Actually, the working principle is rather simple. Lineаr actuаtor controller operates by regulating the tension that runs to the device. The speed controller gives an opportunity to slow down or stop the actuators, which they are connected to. However, it is very significant to remember that your lineаr actuаtor has a certain speed limit and it will not work faster than it can.

Today, you can face different ways to control the speed of your lineаr actuаtor. In any way, the best way is to install a velocity control loop. Its function is to compare the lineаr actuаtor speed that is reached with the one that is required. Your lineаr actuаtor will always compare its speed in order to prevent possible damages. By the way, this loop is very easy to switch off when you do not require it.

Nevertheless, speed controller may have a bad impact on your device. If you install this controller, it may bring you some hardships with the work of your lineаr actuаtor. For example, you can reduce the speed of your actuаtor only on 10%. However, if you install the speed controller, it can decrease the effectiveness of your actuаtor while it faces heavy loads.

By the way, you may have also heard about the feed-forward control. It operates in the same way as a speed controller. Nevertheless, if you can make some exact predictions about the speed controller, you’ll be capable to make some needful corrections. For example, you can add the speed for heavy loads.

In fact, lineаr actuаtors can automate many things in our life. There are many varied actuаtors with different characteristics. However, if you want to enlarge the life of your lineаr actuаtor, it will be better to use a speed controller. As a result, your actuаtor will operate longer and correctly. In any way, it is very significant to understand that you will never reach a higher speed than your lineаr actuаtor is able to reach.  

Tatyana Shavel
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Tatyana Shavel is a VR/AR Technology Analyst at Iflexion. She works in the intersection of business and technology exploring the practical use of augmented and virtual reality for smarter business and a better world. In addition to keeping a constant pulse on industry trends, she enjoys digging into data and conducting research.

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