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linear actuator

How Does a Linear Actuator Work?

By Shizu Yamaguchi Today we will be covering how a linear actuator works and defining the different types and component parts. We will also go over some important variables to consider when selecting a...

linear axis with belt drive

How to Choose a Linear Actuator

By Thomas Urbach Screw-driven or belt-driven linear actuator? Linear actuators are an important element in automation and mechanical engineering and help with a variety of tasks, from simple to extremely complex ones. Picking the right one is...

DNV Approval

What is DNV Type Approval?

By Tim Schneebeck DNV is a classification society that was created in 2013 after the merger of Det Norske Veritas (Norway) and Germanischer Lloyd (Germany). The company assesses ships and offshore structures for safety and...