Industries We Serve

No project, industry or customer is too small or too large for us. With this philosophy you can find our electric actuators in almost any field of automation. Progressive Automations is a key player in many industries such as automotive, marine, home and furniture automation, robotics, hobby design, industrial and manufacturing equipment. We are always looking to expand into new and exciting industries and encourage you to come and be part of our ever-growing list of satisfied customers.

When servicing industries like these we know how important it is to stay ahead of the curve. That's why our selection of linear electric actuators is so diverse and comprehensive; we understand what industries want and we aim to deliver it no matter what. This is why we are present in such a variety of manufacturers and industries. 

Automotive

Our customers in the automotive industry utilize actuators for a number of different functions and solutions. Automotive automation has revolutionized this industry and the technological benefits can be seen in each part of a car’s assembly, from inside the car’s engine to controlling vehicle windows. Linear electric actuators can also be found in a vehicle’s truck hood, tonneau cover, RV roof or outside of the vehicle itself, in automated garage doors. 

Agricultural

The use of water-resistant/waterproof linear actuators in the agricultural industry is becoming increasingly useful. Improved productivity and working smarter instead of harder have made linear actuators a necessity for many in this industry. Whether it be an automated seeder, a bed lift for a dump truck or just smart farming in general, the use of automated motion technology has revolutionized this field.  

Marine

Actuators play a vital role for the marine industry and can be seen in a variety of areas both inside and outside of vessels. The use of linear actuators for increased and improved automation can be seen in areas such as boat hatches, boat windows, secret doors, or even in adjustable helms. 

Home Automation

ActuatorZone customers have made the decision to improve previously difficult manual functions by installing linear actuators in their own homes. Hidden bar lift cabinets, kitchen cabinets for hard to reach areas, automated TV lifts (Models TY-01 and TY-05), secret rooms, trap doors or wine cellar doors are all examples of where linear actuators can provide vital improvement. Modernizing your home in this way not only gives you access to exciting technology but also guarantees to make your life a lot easier.
Watch how our customer’s have brought their home to life with Hidden Bar Cabinet using FLT-06. 

Industrial

The use of electric linear actuators in industrial settings, such as factories, has proven to increase productivity, quality and efficiency whilst reducing overall costs. Manufacturing settings continue to become more reliant on automation, and linear actuators are imperative in accomplishing this. Such automation can be seen in machine workshops utilizing our lifting column sets (model FLT-03-2-2) to help raise/lower tools or machinery in their workplace.  

Robotics

Technological advancements have made the robotics industry a frontrunner in innovation, with actuators and automation proving to be key components. Linear actuators are often used as parts in a variety of robotics; for example, 3D printers or motor-based home & gardening robotics. Actuators are also utilized for educational purposes in conjunction with Arduino microcontrollers. An amazing project undertaken by 4th year students in the University of British Columbia’s Engineering Physics department designed and built a 6-Degrees of Freedom Stewart Platform using our PA-14P linear actuators and motion control technology. 

Hobby Design

An exciting industry that has emerged for linear actuators are hobbyists who contact us with their crazy, innovative ideas and ask how a linear actuator can be integrated into their project! From our extensive range of products and abilities with custom orders (no minimum order requirement), we are able to evaluate their needs and thoroughly discuss what could work for their application. We are a forward thinking company and so we relish in the opportunity to work with such enthusiasts! Check out past customer’s amazing ideas and designs, such as a Japanese-style Hidden Table and a Hidden Bar Lift in the back of a 1958 Chevrolet using FLT-07.