Propulsion technology in robotics applications

LINAK offers easy integration with robotics applications via CANOpen. Our DC actuators match the battery voltage to provide the complete linear motion system.

Propulsion technology in robotics applications

Q&A with Anthony Fossalutza | LINAK actuators

Tell us about yourself and your role with LINAK.

My name is Anthony Fossalutza, I worked at LINAK as an application engineer for five years. I work with customers in the construction, bulk handling, industrial automation and robotics industries to find the best LINAK actuator for their application.

How does LINAK fit into the robotics industry?

LINAK provides electric linear motion that can extend or add motion to robotic equipment or can replace pneumatics and hydraulics in certain applications.

What robotics applications do you see LINAK actuators being used in?

Our lifting columns can be added to cobots to extend their reach. LINAK actuators can be used in small scissor lifts and for adjusting forklift forks. Our actuators can also be found in lifting robots such as the Scallog system for lifting heavy shelves.

How does LINAK technology benefit these robotics applications?

LINAK offers easy integration with robotics applications via CANOpen. Our DC actuators match the battery voltage to provide the complete linear motion system. LINAK actuators are IP rated and tested for operation in industrial environments.

What makes LINAK actuators different from other actuators?

All of our actuators are custom made for each application. Our sales and engineering teams take the time to create the best actuator for your application. Nothing we make is cookie cutter, therefore our customers get exactly what they need, with sales and engineering support throughout the process.

What trends have you noticed from attending recent industry events?

There is a lot of pressure for companies to be more automated. This can be challenging to do in existing equipment without having to incorporate multiple components and technologies. LINAK actuators are a complete linear motion system that can be easily integrated into existing equipment to automate it.

Our customers want to go from prototype to production quickly and we are able to meet this requirement.

What do you think the robotics industry will look like in five years?

Unattainable, things are changing so fast that it’s hard to even guess what it will look like in a year.

Click here to learn more about LINAK actuators and their use in the robotics industry.

The content and opinions in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of RoboticsTomorrow

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