Hydraulics have traditionally provided much of the muscle for the industrial revolution, but that functionality has come with a cost. Hydraulic systems are complicated and messy, labor and space-consuming, and expensive to operate and maintain. For many years, these systems have been the only option for several applications. Today, however, advanced electric linear actuators offer a high-power, zero maintenance solution that is simpler, cleaner and more controllable than its hydraulic counterparts. If you typically specify hydraulic cylinders for your machine designs, here are some good reasons to consider electric alternatives.
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