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Actuators are mechanical or electro-mechanical devices that enable movement and/or control within a mechanism or system. Actuators require a controlled signal to operate, which may be either an electric voltage or current, pneumatic or hydraulic pressure. When an actuator receives this signal, it responds by converting it into a mechanical motion. Actuators are considered a cleaner and more efficient alternative to hydraulic and pneumatic solutions.

Actuators can be used in devices such as motors, pumps, switches and valves and are typically used in manufacturing and industrial applications including:

  • Agricultural machines and equipment
  • Medical devices
  • Factory automation
  • Material handling