Compressed air is the heart of pneumatics. Therefore, a pneumatic actuator translates compressed air into usable force. Linear and rotary actuators exist for pneumatic and electric systems. Medical, packaging, materials handling, and robotics all require high-quality pneumatic actuators to perform their functions. Here are four fast steps to help you find the best for your project.
The Required Force
The pneumatic actuator must match the project's minimum force requirements. First, evaluate the necessary spring force and force direction your process system needs. Next, check the best option available that delivers the necessary force. Most manufacturers can create custom pneumatic actuators that can deliver the exact force necessary for your project.
All pneumatic actuators come in various configurations we've listed below:
- Rigid Nose
- Trunnion Mount
- Rear Pivot Mount
- Foot Mount
Your operators can identify the perfect actuator configuration for your process system. Linear and rotary actuators will require these various mounts to deliver the necessary force flawlessly in each project.
Available Working Space
Pneumatic actuators aren't huge process system components. However, they'll require enough room to function effectively. If you're using a manufacturer-made system, consult with them regarding pneumatic actuator replacements. They can provide you with a list of fully compatible actuators that will flawlessly work with their product.
Lastly, actuators are high-quality equipment that can rust or suffer from contamination. Consult with your chosen manufacturer to choose the best and highly resistant actuators available in the market. In doing so, you'll avoid immediate actuator replacements because of leaks, immediate wear and tear, and more.
Use Actuators From The Best Manufacturers
You can always count on us at McRae Engineering to provide you with the most dependable actuators and other system parts you might need. So contact us today to learn more about everything that we can do for you.