Actuators for Sweepers and Scrubbers
An actuator is an essential component of any machine that’s designed to get any of its mechanism or system moving, as well as giving the operator all the navigation controls for the engine itself. From opening a valve to running the vehicle or an engine, actuators are key to quality performance and high productivity necessary in any type of endeavor that requires a machine to move. This is easily the reason why you’d read everywhere that actuators are simply called “movers”.
There are many factors to consider when looking for the right actuators in any type of enterprise. One of the first priorities in looking for the most efficient actuators in the market would have to be the reliability of the brand selling it. Distributors may be giving you a good bargain price, but when the brand of the actuators can’t be trusted, chances are you’ll get the short end of the stick when the actuators malfunction in the field operations. Second, operators should also look for actuators that have the best control signal and energy source. These factors can dictate how well the actuators help the machine run, and how much maintenance needed for any engine.
There are many kinds of control systems that run in actuators’ mechanism. One of them would be the simple fixed mechanical or electronic system. Another common type in the modern environment would be a software-based set-up, but it’s still the most common to use a human-controlled system because of how intuitive it is.