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What's the different?

  1. Dec 2, 2005 #1
    Hi:bugeye: ,
    I am again, I wanna know what's the different between Rotary Acturator and Linear Acturator?, if you can gimme simple example about it.

    Thanks, :biggrin:
    I appreciate it :approve:
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  3. Dec 2, 2005 #2


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    A rotary actuator would generally be based on some kind of motor mechanism, and generate rotational motion. For example, you might use a micro-stepper motor to rotate a laser beam steering mirror.

    A linear actuator can either be based on a motor with a screw or other linearizing mechanism, or it can be just a solenoid structure. It produces linear motion.
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