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Linear Actuators

2018-04-19 20:06:57.192077+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Any of y'all with experience in motion control: I'm trying to price out building a vertical lift swim spa cover. The Covana is just under $10k. I think the Parker HST linear actuators would work perfectly, about 8' of total throw, about 4' retracted, about 100 lbs working load each (with some force left over for acceleration) but it seems like overkill to have something with half a millimeter of repeatability for a project that's just gonna move from extent to extent.

Any hints on:

  1. Getting a distributor to talk to me for a project that'll take 4 units and done.
  2. Possible other solutions, including other manufacturers whose products aren't as Googleable, or that might be more weather safe.
  3. Approximate pricing, so I know whether this is even worth bothering with before I do more engineering.

I tagged Larry over on Facebook...

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#Comment Re: Lin ear Actuators made: 2018-04-19 23:29:51.885936+00 by: Dan Lyke


Maybe just 4 pieces of square tubing, with a framework for pulleys and integrate the winch. Mark across the street could help us weld it up.

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