• Retrofit Wheelchair Enhancement for Vans: The Benefits

    by Ajay Arora   A retrofit wheelchair enhancement can save you from having a buy a wheelchair van.  If you’re confined to a wheelchair for the long-term, you might be thinking about doing a retrofit wheelchair enhancement for a lift instead of buying a van. When it comes to wheelchair... READ ARTICLE »
  • Students of UNC Biomedical and Their Wheelchair Powered Feedback Platform

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  • Adjustable Work Tables for Home and Office

    Don't just buy adjustable work tables. Instead retrofit your current table for ergonomic automation. If you're in the market for adjustable work tables, there are many to choose from. It's best if you know what kind of lifting you're planning on doing first. If you already have an idea, then... READ ARTICLE »
  • Quiet Actuators: Using a Decibel Chart to Choose

    Need a quiet actuator? Find out how to read a decibel chart, and you can tell by the specs just how quiet it is. In honor of Alexander Graham Bell, the term ‘decibel’ was named after him. We use the abbreviation dB to shorten the term, and it refers to... READ ARTICLE »
  • Precision and Why It Matters

    Actuator precision isn't just a start and stop point. Precision affects your costs and your safety, too. Actuators with precision over hydraulic and pneumatic actuators. In the past, hydraulic and pneumatic systems were as precise as the industry could get. Now that electric technology is becoming the standard for high-precision... READ ARTICLE »
  • DEEP SEA RESEARCH VEHICLES AND AUTOMATION

    The truth is that we understand more about the known universe than we do about the water the covers 70% of this planet. Out in space, we can look with telescopes and see a good deal of what is out there. Underwater, this is impossible. In order to gather information... READ ARTICLE »
  • ACTUATORS IN TRANSPORT TRUCKS

    All throughout the year, in all parts of the world, transport trucks brave the elements for long periods. They must trudge through extreme conditions - sometimes for weeks at a time. This constant operation can be hard on the driver, but even harder on the truck. Actuators are used for... READ ARTICLE »
  • THE FIRST ACTUATOR IN HISTORY

    In the earliest days of humanity, when something needed to be moved it was up to the people to push it where it needed to go. If someone needed a rock moved, the best they could do is use large numbers of people to push it. Eventually, we invented the... READ ARTICLE »
  • How to Hide a TV in the Bedroom - Or Any Other Room

    Tired of having to look at your TV when you're not watching? We'll let you know exactly how to hide a TV with actuators. Having a television in a bedroom can sometimes be a distraction and take away from the layout of the room. This individual has installed an innovative... READ ARTICLE »
  • Small Linear Actuator: Everything You Need to Know

    A small linear actuator is often used in projects and applications where limited space is available. Small linear actuators serve the same purposes as linear actuators do, except they are compact in size. But like their regular counterparts, a mini actuator is designed to convert energy into push-and-pull motions or linear motion... READ ARTICLE »

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