An actuator is an electromechanical unit complemented with a direct or alternating current motor, a gear unit and a retractable working rod. Actuator serves to automate the  linear motion whether it is pushing, pulling, carrying of various loads or mechanisms, etc.

Progressive Automations SKU: PDL-01

To improve the benefits and efficiency of linear actuators, a linear actuator control system was created.  Capable of manipulating the whole process of linear actuator’s function and providing customers with control from a distance. For example, the SKU: PDL-01 foot pedal manufactured by one of the world automation leaders Progressive Automations allows its users to control electric linear actuators remotely for only $50. This type of remote control is hands-free pedal created for parallel control. This fully waterproof actuator pedal is capable of being be connected to the Progressive Automations PA-20 control box. Other control boxes can be used with this actuator pedal, however, additional relays may be required. This remote control pedal has bidirectional functionality (Up & Down switch operations) and a flexible helix cable. Its dimensions allow using this technology widely: length – 5.91 inches, height – 2.56 inches, width – 3.54 inches. Furthermore, with its IP54 protection class and the 18-months warranty supplied for each product unit makes this foot remote pedal for electric linear actuator one of the best choices among remote control options in the global market.

Progressive Automations SKU: DL-03

Another example of more advanced foot remote control pedal is Progressive Automations’ SKU: DL-03, costing $75 for one unit. This model of electric actuator foot remote is capable of controling up to two linear actuators simultaneously. The actuator pedal has UP and DOWN positions and is applicable to connect it with a PA-22 control box model also manufactured by Progressive Automations. It has 2 bidirectional switch operations. The dimensions of the unit are as follows: length – 7.09 inches, height –  2.56 inches, width – 5.90 inches. This unit is supplied with IP54 protection class and the 18-months warranty which makes this automation mechanism one of the most affordable linear actuator automation technologies with multifunctional use.

Improved Safety

These wireless remote controllers for linear actuators allow using only the functions which are important for the particular workflow. Their implementation provides linear actuator users a chance to manipulate the work of the linear actuators they use. In various conditions, the implementation of foot remote control systems simplifies the working process and introduces vitally important functionality. So important at semi-automated factories, assembly lines, and plants where incidents are common. That is why the remote control system is an extremely important technological solution in cases where rapid and full stop of a system is required.

Situations like the malfunctioning of old parts, technical failures, and simply odd accidents happen regularly. So making your actuator technologies stop immediately at the press of a is imperitive to avoid bigger mistakes accidents.

Remember, wireless remote control systems, in particular, foot remotes are available to complement almost any linear actuator system.