Stepper Motor Linear Actuators: 2.1V – 12v Actuator Options by Christopher Nook
Date: Mar 16 2021

Stepper Motor Linear Actuators: 2.1V – 12v Actuator Options

Linear actuators are mechanical devices used to generate motion in a straight line. Linear actuators can be lead screw driven and are used in a wide variety of industries and applications to convert rotary motion to linear motion.

Electric Cylinders - What They Are, and Why You Should Be Using Them by Christopher Nook
Date: Mar 05 2021

Electric Cylinders - What They Are, and Why You Should Be Using Them

Electric Cylinders (or electro-mechanical cylinders) are captive linear actuators designed as a modular system. Due to lower maintenance costs, enhanced motion control, and a long list of additional benefits, electric cylinders are rapidly replacing pneumatic cylinders in multiple industries.

XY and XYZ Linear Stages for Multi-Directional Motion by Christopher Nook
Date: Feb 11 2021

XY and XYZ Linear Stages for Multi-Directional Motion

Linear motion positioning applications can often be addressed with a single-axis linear stage consisting of a moving rail, a fixed base, a carrier plate, and a linear actuator. However, a sizable number of applications require linear motion on multiple axes.

HELIX CAN-STACK LINEAR ACTUATORS by Christopher Nook
Date: Dec 08 2019

HELIX CAN-STACK LINEAR ACTUATORS

Can-stack stepper actuators offer an economical linear motion solution in a small package.

5 Steps to Designing Linear Actuators for Medical Devices by Christopher Nook
Date: Oct 25 2019

5 Steps to Designing Linear Actuators for Medical Devices

Although the term “linear actuator” can be defined broadly as any mechanical device that converts energy into controlled, straight-line motion, the definition narrows in the context of devices used for medical treatment and biomedical/chemical research.

FAQ Friday: The Top 11 Linear Actuator Questions Answered Here by Christopher Nook
Date: Sep 08 2017

FAQ Friday: The Top 11 Linear Actuator Questions Answered Here

Linear actuators have a variety of applications depending on the industry. Helix Linear's actuators can be used for any application requiring linear motion. Our actuators are pre-engineered, assembled, tested and ready to use making it the best economical and time sensitive approach to low cost automation. While we’re sure you’re thinking, “That’s great!” And it is, we’re sure there are many more questions to answer so keep scrolling below to find your answers.

Linear Actuators - When DIY Turns into Why by Christopher Nook
Date: Feb 11 2016

Linear Actuators - When DIY Turns into Why

We have all been there – you saw a great idea and thought “I can do that”. Whether it was a repair on your car, a landscaping project in your backyard, or even a craft idea for your house, we have all had a DIY project go wrong.

A Small Linear Actuator Can Accomplish Big Things by Christopher Nook
Date: Sep 16 2014

A Small Linear Actuator Can Accomplish Big Things

Take a small linear actuator, for instance. Simply put, it is a device that creates a linear or straight motion. Its compact size allows it to fit into tight compartments, better enabling complex applications such as stage lighting systems, robotic control and AC dampers in HVAC systems to perform linear motion tasks.

Linear Actuator Systems Benefit Automatic Hospital Bed Design by Christopher Nook
Date: Aug 11 2014

Linear Actuator Systems Benefit Automatic Hospital Bed Design

There are more hospital beds than nurses and doctors in any given hospital. As the gap continues to grow, so does the need for more efficient, automated hospital beds to help save time and resources.

Top 5 Benefits of Using an Electric Linear Actuator by Christopher Nook
Date: Feb 25 2014

Top 5 Benefits of Using an Electric Linear Actuator

When it comes to actuators for motion control applications, there are several types to choose from. These include pneumatic, hydraulic, electric, or electro-mechanical.