I need a linear actuator that can be mounted vertically to a wall or
other surface and be able to support and lift about 100 lbs. Needs to
be compact and preferrably AC powered and reversible.
Some sort of Acme Threaded assembly might work also. I'm not an
engineer but I know enough about all this to get myself in trouble.
I've looked at linear actuators and most are very expensive. I just
wanted to see if some of the brighter minds out there can think of
something practicle and won't break the bank.
Thanks in advance for your response.
Charley (in u1Cpg.6883$ firstname.lastname@example.org) said:
| You might be able to modify an electric overhead garage door opener
| to do what you want, but without more information about exactly
| what you want to do it's difficult to suggest any kind of solution.
|| I need a linear actuator that can be mounted vertically to a wall
|| or other surface and be able to support and lift about 100 lbs.
|| Needs to be compact and preferrably AC powered and reversible.
|| Some sort of Acme Threaded assembly might work also. I'm not an
|| engineer but I know enough about all this to get myself in trouble.
|| I've looked at linear actuators and most are very expensive. I
|| just wanted to see if some of the brighter minds out there can
|| think of something practicle and won't break the bank.
[ Ken's post hasn't shown up on my news server ]
It would help to know what you're doing and what kind of positional
accuracy and speed you want to achieve.
DeSoto, Iowa USA
Check on ebay. I bought two for a future project that has not been finished
yet. I have tested them though and they are nice for the money. I beleive
they come off of scrapped hospital beds. They are very heavy duty and
reasonably priced. I looked up that seller and he does not have any
currently available......but there are other sellers on ebay so that would
be a good place to start. Surplus industrial suppliers on the net would be
This is really the most annoying subject like. Every time I open the
What does that man want a linear accelerator for, and why in woodworking?
I've been here before. Can't believe it gets me virtually every time.
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Sure have gotten alot of good info from woodworkers...lol....Sorry I
posted this here by mistake and then it took on a life of it's own.
However...the thought of using a linear actuator to raise and lower my
drill press tabe is sort of a woodworking thing...right?????
I later posted this in Metalworking where I originally meant it to
Peter Huebner wrote:
On Mon, 3 Jul 2006 11:23:56 -0700, "Pounds on Wood"
I'll admit 80/20 is really slick.
Unfortunately, buying 80/20 is not so slick.
They force you to purchase through distributors as they will not sell
direct. Unfortunately the distributor that I dealt with wasn't all
that interested in selling the product. It was definitely a second
tier product for them and there was only one individual in the entire
company who understood the stuff.
Good luck with it.
I think you can buy 80-20 stuff direct from them via ebay.
It is their "surplus" outlet (I assumed), but they likely
will put something together to your requirements if you
can't get there via what they have on auction. Good luck.
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