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    Static load of linear actuator

    Hello, I measured an object using an electric scale. It is 5kg. I want to select a linear actuator such that when placed vertically, it can keep the object on hold at a fixed height. In this case, what static load (in lbs and Netwon) should the actuator be capable of handling? I am confused by different units listed by different manufacturers. Thanks.

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    Lead Engineer Cake of Doom's Avatar
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    Pick one set of units and stick with it. If you start in kg, carry on with m, kN, kNm etc. Convert metric to imperial and vice versa. Too much room for error when trying to work in different different measurements.

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    Principle Engineer Cragyon's Avatar
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    Here's a mass conversion calculator of Kg to everything and everything else

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