What is an electric linear actuator?
• An electric linear actuator is a device that converts the rotational motion of an electric motor into linear motion (push or pull movement).
• It can be used anywhere a machine pushes or pulls a load, raises or lowers a load, roughly positions a load, or rotates a load.
By Jon Mueller, Tyler Pocock, and Samantha Rosenfeld – TiMOTION
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