Linear actuators with different guide configurations and drives. Available with belt, ball screw or rack and pinion drives for different precision and speed requirements. Guides with bearings or ball recirculating systems for different load capacities and critical environments.

Plus System

High performance linear units with steel re-enforced driving belt

Clean Room System

Belt driven linear actuators for Clean Rooms
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Smart System

High performance, simply designed linear units with steel re-enforced driving belt
Eco System

Eco System

Versatile belt driven linear motion units

Uniline System

Compact belt driven linear motion units with Rollon Compact Rail linear guides.

Precision System

Compact, high precision ball screw driven linear units


Linear axes with rack and pinion transmission. Rolling on trapezoidal or recirculating ball guides.


A belt drive linear axis with trapezoidal, round or recirculating ball guides.

Telescopic System

Telescopic axes designed for several applications that need to move in limited spaces.

Speedy Rail A

Extruded aluminum self-supporting linear rail with steel rollers with plastic compound shells.

Things to know

What Does a Linear Actuator Do?

A linear actuator (also known as a linear motion actuator) is a machine component that creates motion in a straight line. Linear actuators operate differently than conventional electric motors, which work in a circular motion. This can be incredibly beneficial depending on your machine tools or industrial equipment.

Simply put, there are times when an object, or piece of equipment, requires being moved in a straight line. Electric linear actuators can achieve this movement speed and precision. The fact that they can be so precise and repeatable makes them efficient and reliable for your industrial projects.

It is also important to note that not all linear actuators are the same. At first glance, they might seem like they serve the same purpose. However, there are differences that might be more specific to your needs than others.

Here are some of the common types of linear actuators:

  • Ball Screw Actuator: An incredibly common tool, rotating the screw in order to drive it forward.
  • Rack and Pinion Actuator: This model implements the concept of a wheel and axle. Specifically, a rotating wheel moves a cable, chain, or belt to produce linear motion.
  • Pneumatic Actuator: These models use air pressure to generate force and move an object. These can be efficient since they use less energy than many electric actuators. However, they are a bit bulkier because they require an affiliated air tank. Additionally, they are not used as commonly with large or heavy machinery.

While these types of linear actuators don’t comprise the full list of options, these are some of the most common. Additionally, we have a wide range of models for you to check out and take advantage of.

Take a look at our linear options below, and find something right for your job.

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