How Does an Electric Actuator Work?

Date:Jul 26, 2019

An electric actuator is a mechanical device used to convert electricity into kinetic energy in either a single linear or rotary motion. It automates damper or valve in order to increase process efficiency and complexity. Designs for electric actuators are based on the specific tasks they accomplish within the processes for which they’re intended, and they can vary in both dimension and size.

There are now more applications for electric actuators due to the movement toward massively increased decentralization taking place in automation technology. New process controllers can now be equipped on last-generation electric actuators, which makes it simpler to meet recently updated automation standards. Thanks to failsafe capabilities that preserve user control over the process even in the event of power loss, using electric actuators is now safer than ever before.


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