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What is an electric actuator?

【Vol.110】What is an electric actuator? Overview of Electric Actuators: Types, Selection Methods, and Application in Processes

Driven by the global emphasis on environmental issues and CO2 reduction, the transition towards electrification is encroaching upon areas traditionally dominated by pneumatic equipment, namely actuators. Electric actuators not only offer the advantage of lower energy costs but also possess numerous benefits, such as the ability to perform multi-point positioning mid-stroke and adjust the gripping force of chucks. In this discussion, we will elaborate on the general overview of electric actuators, their types, and the advantages of electric actuators over air cylinders.