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Adjust movement

Linear movement has never been easier to integrate into your application.


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Adjust movement gives you full flexibility with various control options, virtual limits, and adjustable speed. This is part of the LINAK® I/O™ interface and is one of several options that can be added to your actuator to reap the benefits of smarter linear movement.

Below you get an overview of the features you can obtain with Adjust movement. These can all be configured in our supporting configurator Actuator Connect™.


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Actuators with IC Integrated Controller™ from LINAK® are flexible and can be adapted to special customer requirements and needs. Configure your actuator via the intuitive Actuator Connect™ configurator.

Download a free version of the latest Actuator Connect configurator here.


Control and adjust your actuator

- with various input wiring possibilities and speed settings

LINAK offers different control options for the actuator movement depending on your preferences. You can customize the speed settings for each of these options:

  • For standard run, you can benefit from low-level switching and use a digital signal on two wires to trigger movement in the desired direction (for instance, inward movement at 50% speed). You can choose between the same speed in both directions – or individual speed settings for both outward and inward movement.

  • With predefined positions, you can select up to 2 target positions. This is especially smart if you want to move to the exact same position every time. You can use predefined positions to allow, for instance, a control panel to trigger movement to a target position – even with individual speed settings.

  • With servo drive, you can use an analog input signal to control the position of the actuator (0-100% PWM, 0-10 V or 4-20 mA). This way, the physical stroke length of the actuator is scaled according to the input signal - thereby offering full control of the actuator positioning, with a signal of your own choice.

  • For proportionality, you can control the speed and direction of the actuator based on an analog input (0-100% PWM, 0-10 V or 4-20 mA). Choose between single or dual control input, depending on your preferences. For a single control input, the actuator moves in both directions from one signal, and the dual control input has one wire for each direction (PWM only).

Limit the stroke length with virtual limits

- to stop the actuator before it reaches the physical endstop

Virtual limits can be defined in both inward and outward directions. If the actuator receives a run signal, it will only move to the virtual end of stroke. This is particularly useful if you are using your actuator for prototyping. It can also be convenient for applications where the stroke length occasionally needs to be adjusted.

Virtual limits can be set manually or automatically in learning mode:

  • Manual - You can limit the stroke length so that the actuator always stops at a certain position. It can be used if, for example, you stock several of the same actuators, but sometimes you need one with a shorter stroke. Set a value in outward and/or inward direction.

  • Learning mode - Learning mode allows the actuator to learn a new endstop. It does this based on predefined zones on the stroke length and a current limit to trigger the new endstop (such as with a blocking situation). In some cases, it might be relevant to consider a step-back function – this allows you to learn a new endstop slightly away from the mechanical block, which will potentially extend the service life of the actuator and provides smoother movement.

Explore the Adjust Movement features of an I/O actuator


Learn more about our I/O interface here or the other I/O options below.

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