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Questions tagged [actuator]

An actuator is a device for converting energy into motion. They may be pneumatic, hydraulic, electric, or mechanical.

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Can i use a push button switch to operate an actuator

Please forgive me if my question is just silly. Really strugling to find answers. I have bought what i belive to be a dpdt switch. It is however a push button switch. It is an 8 pole switch with 2 ...
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Linear actuator. Monitor end switch with arduino

For a hobby project I am developing a solar tracker. For this I obtained a linear actuator. It contains a DC motor, 2 Hall sensors and an end switch. I am using an Arduino Uno and a Polulu motor ...
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How do memory seats keep track of their position?

I was wondering how do memory seats keep track of their position. Since this kind of equipment existed in 1990's cars, it must be simple yet ingenious. I have been thinking about this for quite a time ...
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How to monitor an actuator's feedback line from a microcontroller?

the AG-020-B electric actuator is controlled from a microcontroller. Terminal 1 is connected to the DC PSU GND, Terminal 2 is connected to the +24VDC via a high side Power MOSFET(TPS22810) as shown ...
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Actuating Pencil To Draw Waveforms

I am looking to make a pencil whose tip moves to create a waveform as you move it across the paper.In essence, I want to be able to record a sound and then play the sound through the pencil whilst I ...
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NO/NC AC Actuator

I'm looking to build some projector cases for a school gymnasium which is a high dust environment. I'm looking to create an enclosure with a solenoid/servo/actuator that will open the enclosure at the ...
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Recommendation of actuator

I had posted about my project earlier in this forum: PID algorithm implementation using computer vision Now I am currently stuck in a stage whether I am concerned whether I chose the wrong actuator. ...
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Help need controlling linear actuators on my car project

Looking for some electronics guru who can help with my car project. Personally, my skill level/experience is below novice. I have an ISIS system controlling the car electronics, including two of ...
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Is there an opensource equivalent to Phidgets?

For those who don't know, Phidgets are a hardware platform for interacting between PCs and hardware; they're a sort of "industrial lego". They have DIO, relay drivers, sensors etc. Their key utility ...
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Small lock actuator controlled by single lipo

I am working on a project, in which I have a small box, in which I need it to be locked from the inside. It will have a panel on the front to enter in a code to open it. It needs to be very small, ...
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Linear actuator - Wiring and control

I have to use a linear actuator in my project and according to my need and availability I found this Linear actuator MEGAMAT2. This requires 24 V supply. But I am unable to understand the pin ...
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Ways to control multiple linear actuators seperately?

I intend to control multiple linear actuators at the same time (20+). These actuators need ~9V each to run, and I simply want them to either be on (pulling) or off (relaxed). Each actuator is to be ...
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Which power supply choose for lineal actuators?

I have two actuators each of them with the following characteristics: 16 inch, 12v, load 750 N, travel speed 10mm / s, duty cycle 25% BUT Current Draw is not specified, and I have no access to the ...
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Motor only works with alligator cables

So, I’ve run into a weird issue while trying to hook up a voltage controller box to two linear actuators. The voltage controller box receives an input of 12V and outputs 12 or -12 depending on what ...
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Low power thermal actuator/radiator head

There are a lot of thermal thermostats like this one that work on batteries. I searched for an actuator that is working with ~5V but I only find 24V / 220V . I can only find full systems that work ...
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Transfer function_Approximation of second order system for a linear actuator

I am trying to approximate a transfer function of a system. The system is a linear actuator, connected to a feedback potentiometer. The actuator has a mass on it. The following figure is a step ...