Electric Linear Actuator

Kinitics Electric Linear Actuator delivers high force and precision in a small package

KLA05 Electric Linear Actuator

Kinitics Automation’s high-force, short-stroke electric linear actuators use shape memory alloy to provide fast-acting, precise linear motion without the use of motors, requiring only 120 VAC or 12-24 VDC electrical power to operate. Kinitics’ electric linear actuator has only one moving part – the rod – and operates without the backlash common to lead-screw and ball-screw actuators, improving performance in many applications. This breakthrough product allows you to upgrade and improve an existing system, or automate a process that was previously unfeasible using conventional equipment.


Video: See the Kinitics KLA05 shape memory alloy actuator in use


Forces up to 2,000 N can be generated and maintained within sub-Newton accuracy while strokes up to 8 mm can be held to within 5 µm. In addition, in a continuous-duty holding application, such as positioning, the Kinitics electric linear actuator requires little power, making it an efficient alternative to fluid-power options.


Why choose Kinitics? Learn more about our unique electric acutator technology.


Kinitics Electric Linear Actuator Benefits

  • Force up to 2000 N
  • Stroke up to 8 mm
  • Available in push, pull, or through-rod
  • Only one moving part and no backlash
  • Positional accuracy of +/-5 um (.0002″)
  • AC and DC power options
  • IP67 environmental protection

This chart compares the capabilities of Kinitics’ technology against other actuator types.


Linear Actuators

Shape memory alloy-based actuator delivers high force and actuation speed in a small package.

  • High force-to-size ratio
  • Force up to 2600 N
  • Stroke up to 8 mm
  • AC and DC power options

Piston Pumps

Shape memory alloy-based actuator with medium pressure and fast actuation in a small package.

  • High pressure-to-size ratio
  • Pressure up to 100 Bar
  • Displacement up to 8.4 cc
  • Flows up to 25 LPH


 AC and DC controllers to interface Kinitics Force and Piston Pumps with standard PLC.

  • Compact size, DIN rail mount
  • 120 VAC, 12 and 24 VDC versions
  • Discrete I/O and analog gain input for multiple control strategies