Can Any1 identify this actuator?

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  1. bio88

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    This looks to be a solenoid or motorized linear actuator of some type.

    If anyone can help identify what this is and where one could purchase such a device I would greatly appreciate it!

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  2. shortbus

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  3. bio88

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    Thank you big time! Now I just need to find one with a long strong and lots of power.
     
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  5. shortbus

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    How long of stroke and how much power? And what voltage do you need?
     
  6. bio88

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    1 inch stroke would be ideal. 12VDC and at least 10# force.
     
  7. strantor

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    What is that picture? I want to say I've seen this before, but where? (i know it's a car door lock actuator, I'm asking what is the contraption)
     
  8. shortbus

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    Here is one that has 15/16" stroke http://www.surpluscenter.com/item.asp?item=5-1554&catname=electric

    It's from an electric seat in a car. Again a wrecking yard will have them also, different car models use different length actuators in them. It's worth a trip to a "Pick a Part' type yard to look.

    Window actuators in cars are also a good source. They have usually a plastic chain type of mechanism that moves the window that can be cut to any length you need.

    Is that a shooting target, reset mechanism your making? Often times you can make a shorter stroke work by adding a bell-crank to the system, if there's room.
     
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