Why Electric Actuators are Increasingly Replacing Hydraulic Systems

Advanced electric linear actuators offer a simpler and easier to control solution compared to their hydraulic counterparts.

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Hydraulic cylinders are capable of providing a large amount of power. However, hydraulic systems can be complicated and messy, labor- and space-consuming, and expensive to operate and maintain.

Advanced electric linear actuators offer an alternative to traditional hydraulic cylinders by providing a high-power, zero-maintenance solution which is cleaner, simpler and more controllable.

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The Dill Steam Shovel and Derrick Car. The steam piston for tilting the dipper is seen under the dipper stick, and the entire boom tipped on the curved plate at its base.