Actuator technology and market outlook: where does the actuator move


Department Head – Control Systems and Plant Equipment
Russia, Diakont

Deputy General Director – Marketing
Russia, Diakont

Marketing manager
Russia, Diakont

Chief Specialist - Control Systems and Plant Equipment department
Russia, Diakont
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leading engineer
Russia, Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics
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The purpose of the article is an objective review of the global actuator market, as well as identifying the key factors of demand shifting from traditional hydraulic and pneumatic drives towards more innovative electromechanical actuators. In the article the basic market characteristics such as the volume and dynamics of the market, the market structure of consumption by segments, the key factors of the decision making, the economic feasibility of electromechanical actuators installation are reviewed.
The main method used in this article writing is a review of existing Russian and foreign studies in the field of actuator economy and technology. The authors performed market analysis and compared the basic technical characteristics of existing actuators.
There are made conclusions about the "migration" of demand from hydraulic and pneumatic solutions to electromechanical actuators in the aerospace and manufacturing industries. Identify advantages of electromechanics over more traditional actuators in terms of energy efficiency and reliability. Also identify the most promising areas of the drive technological development.


electromechanical actuator, pneumatics, hydraulics, electromechanics, pneumatic actuators, hydraulic actuators, planetary gear, cycloidal gear, ball-screw, roller-screw, asynchronous motor, synchronous motor

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The article is written in accordance with the R&D, "Creating a high-tech production of high-speed high-precision electromechanical power a new generation of drives" in ITMO. With the financial support of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, according to the decision of the Government of the Russian Federation of April 9, 2010 №218 «On measures of state support of development of cooperation of Russian institutions of higher education, public research institutions and organizations implementing complex projects on creation of high-tech production."

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Aleksanin Sergei Andreevich , Lysyi Mikhail Natanovich , Morales Georgii Khorkhevich , Nikolaev Viacheslav Viktorovich , Uvarov Mikhail Mikhailovich
Actuator technology and market outlook: where does the actuator move// Modern Management Technology. ISSN 2226-9339. – #11 (35). Art. # 3501. Date issued: . Available at:

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