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Offline NyxTopic starter

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Linear Actuators?
« on: August 24, 2007, 08:39:11 PM »
Anyone knows a place that sells 12V electric linear actuators for non-insane prices? I would like something not too large (8" or less in length) for the arms of my robot.

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Re: Linear Actuators?
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2007, 06:56:59 PM »
I don't know. They are out of my "jurisdiction". But as far as I know I think you are suppose to build them. they are nothing but a normal motor+gear/wormgear+rail. Maybe if you search only for the "rail"(I don't know the real name) then you might find cheaper alternatives.
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Re: Linear Actuators?
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2007, 07:14:52 PM »
I once needed a 12v push solenoid, to build my own remote operated lock, but it cost about GB?14 which i thought was very expensive and the rod only "pushed" out of the housing about 50mm. Until the price comes down and they offer a greater degree of motion i wouldnt recommend them... 

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Re: Linear Actuators?
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Re: Linear Actuators?
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2007, 06:05:56 PM »
door lock actuators by allelectronics.com for 6 bucks. But very little push/pull
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Re: Linear Actuators?
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2007, 12:25:05 PM »
you could also make your own using thread all or a long machine screw and nut.  kinda like a garage door opener.

 


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