How Do I Size and Select Electric Linear Actuators?

Submitted on Tue, 09/08/2020

How Do I Size and Select Electric Linear Actuators?

 

The Motion Control Show provides a crash course of free education online with video courses on topics in industrial electromechanical automation which is great for automation, mechanical and electrical engineers and technicians to reference and fill in gaps in their knowledge.
 

For the mechanical engineers who are looking at designing their own mechanics or XYZ gantry system, converting from pneumatics or hydraulics to electromechanical, or even wondering whether they should design a custom gantry solution versus using an industrial robot, these specific episodes should be very helpful…
 

Episode 1: Who Can Help Me?

Episode 2: What are the Main Components?

Episode 3: What terminology do I need to know? (Force, Torque, Moment, Inertia, Axes of Motion)

Episode 4: What terminology do I need to know? (Precision)

Episode 5: What terminology do I need to know? (Motion Requirements & Summary)

Episode 6: What terminology do I need to know? (Types of Linear Mechanics)

Episode 7: What terminology do I need to know? (Types of Rotary Mechanics)

Episode 8: Specsmanship - Load ratings using Bearing Life Curves

Episode 12: What does a Gantry look like?

Episode 13: How Many Motors Do I Need for Parallel Axes on My Gantry?

Episode 14: Don’t Forget the Cable Management

Episode 15: Ballscrews vs Belt & Pulleys vs Linear Motors

Episode 16: Take the mounting into consideration

Episode 18: End-of-Travel & Home Sensors vs Absolute Encoders

Episode 19: What Do I Need to Know to Select Mechanics (Summarizing LOSTPED)

Episode 20: Do I Need Feedback?

Episode 21: Linear Encoder Errors

Episode 22: Mitigating Risk in Mechanics

Episode 23: The Effects of Accuracy & Repeatability on a Solution

Episode 24: The Effects of Moment Loading on a Solution

Episode 25: The Effects of Moment Loading on a Solution’s Lifespan

Episode 26: What Tools Can I Use to Size Electric Linear Actuators?

Episode 27: How Does Abbe Error Effect the Straightness and Flatness Performance?

Episode 28: How to Convert from Pneumatic and Hydraulic Actuators to Electric?

Episode 29: 10 Questions to Consider in Deciding Between Robots and Modular Mechanics

 

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