Motion control positioning systems and linear actuators are the part of a motion control system that produces the desired motion.
An actuator is a device that creates physical movement by converting various forms of energy to rotary or linear mechanical motion.
A linear motion actuator is defined as a device that converts various forms of energy into linear motion. Actuators (electric cylinders) are mainly thrust producing devices that use either an acme or ball screw as the driving mechanism.
Positioning systems are compact, easy to use, and are designed for turnkey operation. Most preconfigured positioning systems employ a rigid base, ball/acme screw, and servo/stepper motor with integral controller + drive for rapid machine commissioning and ease of operation.