Introduction to Standard and Custom Actuators

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Joe Cahill
Linear Product Line Manager
Schaeffler Group USA Inc.

Joe Cahill is responsible for Schaeffler’s linear product line in North America. His professional areas of focus include product management, systems analysis, and applications engineering for linear bearings and actuators. Joe holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of South Carolina.


This webinar will provide an overview of electromechanical actuators, with a particular emphasis on sizing and designing linear actuator into custom applications. Included in this discussion will be an examination of relevant factors such as size constraints, motion profiles, duty cycles and loads. Using various example applications, viewers will gain an understanding of the mechanics that allow actuator systems to function effectively.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Mechanics of an electromechanical actuator
  • How to size an actuator, including…
    1. Size constraints
    2. Duty cycle
    3. Motion profile
    4. Load
    5. Environment
    6. Life requirement
    7. Resolution/repeatability/accuracy
  • Online sizing tools (Bearinx by Schaeffler)
  • Application examples

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