Moving a load in a straight line can be done using a variety of linear actuator devices employing both rod and rodless technologies. For rod-style actuation requiring lower amounts of force requirements (less than 1,000 lb), there have traditionally been two possible approaches: pneumatic actuators (typically called cylinders) and electric actuators...
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