Alternative to hydraulic actuators

An award-winning, UK developed, linear motor, in the form of a powerful ram is now being brought to market by US company Linear Motion Technology. The electromagnetic ram, designed to provide an alternative to hydraulic actuators, provides micron precision, up to 20tons of thrust, and can provide high energy savings with gravitational or inertial loads. It can work under water or in a vacuum and at very low temperatures, and is sensitive to and self adaptive for changes in applied load.