no heat on passenger side

No heat on passenger side of 2008 Subaru Outback. Blower works. I have. removed the glove box. All 3 actuators on passenger side appear to be. Lack of heat/air on just one side indicates that a blend door actuator is malfunctioning. Hmmm. Yeah…start by sticking your head and hand underneath...

Automotive Electronic Throttle Body Market Opportunity, Demand, recent trends, Major Driving Factors and Business Growth Strategies 2026

The latest Automotive Electronic Throttle Body market report lends a competitive head start to businesses by offering accurate predictions for this vertical at both regional and global scale. It entails a top-to-bottom evaluation of the various industry segments, highlighting the current and future development possibilities, and all other factors affecting the revenue potential. Moreover, the research piece covers the leading companies, as well emerging contenders and newcomers to provide a holistic view of the competitive landscape. Additionally, it makes inclusion of the challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the potential paths going forward.
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Linear vs Rotary Actuators: Which Is Better?

Actuators are one of the most important elements in many applications, but especially production plants. They are the device that makes things move and turn so there is not much possibility to create without a type of actuator. The trick is to know which kind is going to work best for the application that requires an actuator.
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Active gels: from chemical microreactor to polymeric actuator

We report on a new synthesis protocol, experimental characterization and theoretical modeling of Belousov-Zhabotinsky (BZ) hydrogels. BZ gels combine the ability to convert chemical energy into actuation with a sensing capability. Our new two-step synthesis technique allows independent optimization of the chemical and the mechanical properties of BZ gels. We demonstrate that the strain of these BZ gels can be made arbitrarily large by decreasing their bulk modulus, an important result for the design of shape-changing hydrogels. In addition to strain, we argue that the stress developed by BZ gels is a better metric for assessing the utility of a given gel for chemomechanical energy conversion. We highlight the role of the surrounding media for the occurrence of hydrogel oscillation, which is determined by the Damkohler number, the ratio of chemical reaction to diffusion rates. These experimental findings are supported by a Flory-Huggins theory for polyelectrolyte gels coupled to a Vanag-Epstein model of BZ chemistry.

Backwards compatibility of 60 years with the launch of Rotork’s IQ3 SET actuator

Lifetime Management, the innovative service and maintenance programme from Rotork, has been enhanced by the launch of IQ3 SET, offering backwards compatibility to the 1960s. Lifetime Management helps you to manage the risk associated with ageing assets. It includes tiered maintenance options, upgrade services, planned shutdown support and life cycle services. The backwards compatibility offered by the IQ3 SET is appropriate for legacy actuators on sites that have non-integral starters (known as “SyncroSET”). This backwards compatibility for SyncroSET actuators is part of our commitment to working with our customers to understand the full life cycle of their assets. The IQ3 SET feature facilitates obsolescence management and future-proofs plants without affecting the plant infrastructure. It is a bridge between legacy products (stretching back to Rotork A-Range actuators) and investment in the latest actuation technology. It is compatible with existing site cabling and control systems, so there is no need for new cabling and associated costs. There is minimal downtime during upgrades.

Automotive Actuators Market Overview By Future Trends And Opportunities 2028

A detailed analysis of the automotive actuators market is entailed in this research report. The driving forces responsible for propelling the growth graph of this vertical in addition to the regional and competitive trends are mentioned in the study. A comprehensive document comprising details about vital parameters such as the industry ecosystem analysis, market segmentation, and the vendor matrix, the automotive actuators market report also contains information on the pivotal industry insights for core players to look out for.

Johnson Electric launches Actuation Solutions for New Energy Vehicle e-Axle

Hong Kong - Johnson Electric has launched an all-in-one e-axle solutions pack for new energy vehicles. Now in mass production, the pack covers the full range of applications from safety parking, four-wheel drive mode switching to electric drive position sensing. A core component of new energy vehicles, the electric drive...

Global Electrohydraulic Actuator Market Revenue to index 3.5% CAGR Over the Next 10 Years –

Hydraulic actuators are used when a significant amount of force is required to operate a valve. Hydraulic actuators and electrohydraulic actuators transpose fluid pressure into motion upon receiving a signal to do so. They utilize an external power source and receive signals that are measured in volts, pressure, and amperes. The implementation of electrohydraulic actuators in valves not only improves functionality and accuracy but also allows for an ease-of-use of the system. It is factors such as these coupled with the advancements in electrohydraulic actuator technology that will aid in the growth of the electrohydraulic actuator market.

16-bit MCUs Target Car Actuator and Sensor Control

Renesas Electronics has announced two new microcontrollers (MCUs) designed for automotive actuator and sensor control applications supporting embedded designs n in next-generation electronic and electrical (E/E) architecture. With the new RL78/F24 and RL78/F23, Renesas expands its RL78 Family of low-power 16-bit MCUs and strengthens its broader automotive portfolio, offering customers what it calls highly reliable, high-performance solutions for systems ranging from actuators to zone control.
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Sense and Control Actuator Model

Curtiss-Wright’s Actuation Division (Chanhassen, MN) has announced the release of its newest motor/actuators with integral controls, the Exlar SA-R080 rotary and SA-L080 linear actuator. The SA-080 is the first frame size (80 mm) in the harsh environment control and sense family of industrial electromechanical actuators from Curtiss-Wright. The SA...

MCUs target actuator, sensor control edge applications

Renesas Electronics has announced two new microcontrollers (MCUs) designed for automotive actuator and sensor control applications supporting edge evolution in next-generation electronic and electrical (E/E) architecture. The new RL78/F24 and RL78/F23 expand the company's RL78 Family of low-power 16-bit MCUs and its broader automotive portfolio, offering highly reliable, high-performance solutions...

Adjustable limit switch Linear Actuators

FIRGELLI® have now developed the worlds first series of externally adjustable limit switch Linear Actuators (Patent Pending). This is the result of years of development and listening to customers, asking what feature they would like to see the most in a Linear Actuator. Electric Linear Actuators would normally all...

Soft actuators help MIT power nano drones

Researchers at MIT have created a tiny robot, weighing less than 1 gram, that can zip around with insect-like agility and resilience. The research team isn’t the first to take on the challenge of making tiny flying robots. After all, they do have a number of real-world applications such as pollinating a field of crops or searching for survivors in disaster areas.

A new micro aerial robot based on dielectric elastomer actuators

A 0.16 g microscale robot that is powered by a muscle-like soft actuator. Micro-sized robots could have countless valuable applications, for instance, assisting humans during search-and-rescue missions, conducting precise surgical procedures, and agricultural interventions. Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have recently created a tiny, flying robot based on a class of artificial muscles known as dielectric elastomer actuators (DEAs).