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Actuator testing

An actuator is often just one component of many in an application, so we understand the importance of a well-function actuator. To ensure that this is in fact the case, each component in our actuator is subjected to comprehensive tests at our test centre where nothing is left to chance.

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It is important that all our products have been tested inside and out, and to the extreme in a range of tests that include twisting, vibration and shock, chemical baths, salt vapours, water spray and severe high and low temperatures for days, weeks, months, and years on end.

Learn more about the specific tests in the following videos below.

 

Ingress Protection testing of an electric actuator for industrial use
Industry actuators must resist and operate reliably in environments where they are exposed to water, dust, and, in some cases, high-pressure cleaning at high temperatures. We test the actuators for both fluid and dust ingress.

Shock testing an electric actuator for industrial use
Actuators must perform in dynamic and challenging environments. In our test centre, we subject the actuators to both vibrations, shock/bump and drop tests.

 
 

Salt and chemical tests of an electric actuator for industrial use
The actuators are exposed to the adverse effects of e.g. salt vapours, chemical substances, diesel oil, hydraulic fluid, and more. All these substances affect both the plastic and metal part of the actuators, which is why we put the actuators through very harsh environmental tests.

Mechanical durability tests of electric actuators for industrial use
It is important, that the actuators can perform optimally for their entire service life. All actuators, regardless of size and model, are subjected to durability tests.

 

Performance tests – vibrations and shocks
This is an important test, as it ensures that the actuators are able to perform effectively amidst constant vibration in off-highway equipment and other machinery.

At LINAK, we always test more than required to ensure high product quality and reliability.

Performance tests – mechanical durability
Testing an actuator’s mechanical durability ensures that you can trust your actuator to perform optimally for its entire service life. All actuators, regardless of size and model, are subjected to durability tests. And we always aim for the highest number of cycles possible.

 
 

Climatic tests – ingress protection (IP)
It is crucial that LINAK industry actuators are able to resist and operate reliably in environments where they are exposed to water, dust, and, in some cases, high-pressure cleaning at high temperatures. This is why we test for IP degrees.

Climatic tests – salt and chemicals
To ensure a long service life for industry actuators in highly corrosive environments, we expose the actuators to the adverse effects of salt and chemicals in a humid environment – a combination to really put the actuators to the test.

 
 

LINAK actuator cold and heat testing

Climatic tests – temperature and humidity
Testing in environments with fluctuating temperatures and humidity guarantees reliable performance of actuators in the harshest climatic conditions. Also, special test patterns such as dunk tests are used to cover very demanding applications in the test plan.

LINAK actuator testing

Electromagnetic Compatibility - EMC
LINAK industry actuators are tested for electromagnetic compatibility in accordance with a wide range of industrial standards. This is done to ensure actuator immunity to electromagnetic interference, and to certify that radiated emissions from the actuator do not affect the industrial machinery.

 
 

Testing programme

To get a complete test overview of a specific industry actuator, please have a look at the actuator data sheet, or read more in this generic TECHLINE testing programme folder.

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