5 Advantages of Using An Electric Actuator
Posted in Uncategorised, on April 07, 2022 By Admin
In systems involving valves, it is essential to use actuators to better facilitate and control their movement. Now, these actuators can be either pneumatic, electric or even hydraulic. Out of the three, electric actuators are more popular among manufacturers due to the myriad of benefits that they offer. Here are 5 such major advantages of using this device.
Benefits of Electric Actuators.
Easy To Integrate
Containing parts like microprocessors and controllers that are programmable in nature, it is easy to integrate electric actuators than their pneumatic and hydraulic counterparts. Thus, they can be simply used in almost any complex machinery that requires actuation.
For applications where complete accuracy is paramount, electric actuators are the best choice as they can vary various parameters such as torque, speed and force to deliver perfect results. Such precision is possible due to the mechanism, which simply uses power from a secondary motor and converts it into motion.
Easy To Maintain
Unlike pneumatic or hydraulic actuators, they don’t have any fluids within them that can leak or get contaminated thereby causing errors in operation. Not only do leakages increase maintenance costs, but they can also act as a safety hazard. Fortunately, with electric actuators all these problems are avoidable.
As mentioned above, they are easy to maintain and can also be operated under tough conditions. Since the mechanism only involves an electrical input, these actuators can perform perfectly for a long time, and hence lead to major cost savings.
Pneumatic actuators can generate a lot of noise, especially due to the air compressor which is required to pump air into the system. Alternatively, electric actuators make little to no noise, are compact in nature and can be easily installed with the help of cables or wires.
Thus, due to the above-mentioned benefits, these actuators are best suited for most applications.
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