Mechanical Linear Actuators

August 01, 2023
Mechanical Linear Actuators and Accessories for Simple Manual Adjustments

Fixtureworks® (Fraser, MI) a leading North American manufacturer and supplier of clamps, fixturing accessories, machine tool components and rollers & bumpers, now offers a line of mechanical linear actuators.

These mechanical linear actuators are preassembled and ready to use. No part selection, no designing and no assembly is necessary on these simple to use manual linear actuators. The carriage moves along with the rotation of the shaft. The internal parts are protected from dust by its aluminum profile body and dustproof sheet. There are different types of linear actuators  available such as a standard size or a compact type with a lighter body and for use in smaller spaces. They are available for use as a single unit or as a linked, synchro-use dual unit.

The standard or traditional mechanical linear actuators comes with a single carriage that moves along with the rotation of the shaft. They can be used horizontally or vertically.

With the synchro-use dual actuators, the two carriages move toward each other when the handle shaft is turned clockwise. The two carriages move away from each other when the handle shaft is turned counterclockwise. As with the standard linear actuators, they can be used with simple manual adjustments without complex processes of parts selection, design and assembly. The internal parts, as well, are protected from dust by an aluminum profile body and dustproof sheet.

A variety of accessories are available that are made for use with Fixtureworks mechanical manual linear actuators, such as adaptor shafts that are designed to extend and adapt the diameter of shafts of the compact mechanical linear actuators, shaft locks that can be used to prevent actuator shafts from rotating. T-Nuts, stops and groove covers are also available. Indicator handwheels and knobs connect to any spindle with a setscrew. Indicators have a wide range of applications such as reading revolutions, reading slide feeds, reading flow rate and reading conveyor speed.

In addition to mechanical linear actuators Fixtureworks offers form holding clamps, quick change pneumatic clamping fasteners, quick action sliding locks spring plunger clamps, handle and levers, knobs and grips, equipment handles, hand wheels and cranks, hinges and latches, leveling supports, industrial rubber bumpers, stops and wheels, fixture clamps, clamping locating systems, work positioning elements, vises and grippers.

Related Glossary Terms

  • fixture


    Device, often made in-house, that holds a specific workpiece. See jig; modular fixturing.


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