Gardening is an interesting art that serves the purpose of aesthetics and food production. I bet you didn’t know red grapefruit and peppermint were a result of World War Ⅱ radiation bombing (Atomic gardening). Maintaining a garden takes a lot of work, effort, and dedication. In today’s gardening though, machines simplify the work process.
Nevertheless, challenges are there when operating machinery. As a gardener, you’ll need effort, which may lead to injury or even fatality. Well, there’s a savior in the name of electric linear actuators. So, what is an actuator? It’s an electro-mechanical device, which provides help while lifting/pushing/pulling. How then does it help you in your gardening efforts?
Garden Automation Using Linear Actuators
You might be wondering how electric actuators can assist you in your gardening efforts. Maybe you are a doubter who needs more information or a fancy dreamer who thinks actuators may actually realize your next project. Then, read ahead because below are applications of linear motion products in action:
What? In the garden? Yes. Where’s the door at? Good question. Actuators use in the garden can be used to open doors, dog or chicken coop doors. Why are the important? Simply because you never have to wake, up and do it manually. You can incorporate sensors to release you chickens in the morning and let your dog lose to run around the garden to do its ‘usual thing.’ You may also opt for a remote approach, which means waking up but not leaving your house for opening your dog and chicken doors.
Cutting grass is always a challenge and will continue to be. Actuators though, give you the muscle and edge over your physical self however skilled you are. Why? There are different types of grasses that require different care. Their use is not restricted to mower decks, reels or baffles but they serve an important purpose of making the operator comfy while working.
An actuator in your mower is an eco-friendly technology that not only provides you with operating efficiency but is also friendly on your pocket. It’s ideal for the land scrapper or gardener who requires accuracy and precision while keeping the costs down. Actuator intelligence enables you smooth integration with control systems for your mower.
Lighting in your garden is not only important for security but also for the growth of your plants. In lighting up your garden, an actuator use is to ensure your plants and grasses get the much-needed UV rays during winter for growth. Keep intruders out by installing sensors triggering lights up scaring the hell out of them. You have the possibility of programming your lights at certain intervals to come on or go off.
Watering plants can be a ‘pain in the behind’ if you are a forgetful person. In the hot season when you tend to ignore your lawn, not knowing it’s living and breathing! An actuator can be your superman. It helps you keep your ground moist and favorable for growth.
That’s what they call it living green. And it’s a thing that you need to improve your plants’ growth. Why? Because you can control the nutrients to attain the best growth not only for your grass but plants. Control systems can be integrated.
Greenhouse Vent Openers
It can be quite tiring manually opening and closing your greenhouse vent. You don’t want your greenhouse to overheat and you don’t want to be moving back and forth. What do you do? You may consider getting and installing an electric actuator. It will not only ease the opening and closing process but also may choose the mode of control. You may have a remote controlled vent opening system or sensor operated–whichever is convenient to your needs.
Electric Sleeve Hitch
You may be using your garden as a source of income and feeding your family and rely on your garden tractor. In order for you to ensure you get the best out of your tractor; you may opt to install an electric sleeve hatch. I guess you are asking yourself, what on earth is an electric sleeve hitch? Well, it’s simply a device attached to the back of your garden tractor.
What it does is to ensure you can switch between plowing and mowing or even cultivating with ease. It contains progressive inc actuators with a huge lift and power to drag whichever piece of accessory you have installed.
Why Electric Actuators in your Garden?
An electric actuator is easy to install and integrate with any existing control systems. Take, for example, your lawn mower cutter–an actuator can be fitted to monitor the cutter’s movement.
Its durability and ability to withstand harsh weather (dust, dirt, and water) makes it an ideal add-on in your garden setting. It’s also safe for the environment, as it doesn’t emit carbon dioxide. Energy consumed by an actuator is minimal and it’s very quiet in its operation. You get a guaranteed long service life with minimal wear and tear and no maintenance costs.
If you have a project in your garden and are considering implementing electric actuators, consult a specialist. They’ll know what type of actuator is required for your particular project. An important note to remember, only consult and buy from trusted actuator suppliers to ensure you’re not cheated. Every project is different and an electric actuator’s use proves it’s a worthwhile investment.
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