Linear actuator & lateral load

Suppose the housing of a the 2” stroke linear actuator, LACT2P-12V-20, is fixed and mounted horizontally. A 10 pound load is placed at the end of the moving rod. The rod, and actuator, entirely support this load, it has no other support.

Will the actuator bearing work with this lateral load?


We don’t have any information about how much lateral load these actuators can tolerate; all the information we have is available on their product pages. You might try contacting the manufacturer to see if this is something they have characterized.

- Ben