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Linear Actuators

Dual-ram linear actuator

AMETEK PDS offers a full line of mechanical and electromechanical linear actuation systems for flight control and critical actuation applications for the aerospace and defense industry.

Our single and dual-ram linear actuators are certified to DO-160G and MIL-SPEC standards and are trusted by OEMs on dozens of commercial and military applications including business jets, helicopters, and UAVs.

Each PDS actuator can be designed with 28 Vdc brushed motors, 28 Vdc and 270 Vdc brushless motors with integral control and AC motors - encompassing a broad range of size, weight, and usage applications.

Designed and manufactured in our Wichita, KS location, we offer both commercial-off-the shelf (COTS) designs and completely custom engineered solutions to meet our customers timeframe and specification requirements.

Common Applications Include:

Flaps, Aileron trim, Elevator trim, Roll trim, Yaw trim, Rudder trim, Anti-ice, Emergency cabin air override, Emergency ram air cooling door, Fuel valve override, Rudder pedal adjustment and much more.


Features and Benefits:

  • Linear force up to 5,000 lbs.
  • Speed range from 0.035 to 0.500 in/sec
  • Stroke lengths up to 16 inches
  • Potentiometers and LVDT's available for position feedback
  • Single and dual-ram configurations
  • Non-jamming mechanical stops
  • Certified on flight critical applications