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Offline vonlarkTopic starter

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Inexpensive Linear Actuators
« on: December 28, 2007, 02:52:08 PM »
I've seen these recommended elsewhere http://www.trossenrobotics.com/linear-actuators.aspx
but these seem to be extra expensive. Anybody know where I can find some actuators with a long stroke length but less price?

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Re: Inexpensive Linear Actuators
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2007, 04:20:51 PM »
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Re: Inexpensive Linear Actuators
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2007, 04:32:31 PM »
the actuators on servocity are $199 a piece
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Re: Inexpensive Linear Actuators
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2007, 06:19:02 PM »
What about just using a rack gear to create linear motion from a servo or a motor?
You can see an example here towards the bottom of the page http://www.vexlabs.com/vex-robotics-advanced-gear-kit.shtml
You can probably find more using google.

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Re: Inexpensive Linear Actuators
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2008, 09:24:13 AM »
what stroke length, force, and price range are you looking for?

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the actuators on servocity are $199 a piece

I just checked . . . $99.99
http://www.servocity.com/html/12v_linear_actuators.html

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Re: Inexpensive Linear Actuators
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2008, 09:50:38 AM »
he meant servo actuators  http://www.servocity.com/html/heavy_duty_servo_actuators_.html

which are 199 bucks
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