The actuators market is projected to grow from USD 53.9 billion in 2021 to USD 86.6 billion by 2027, at a CAGR of 8.2% between 2021 and 2027. Increased demand for new and advanced actuators in different verticals and the development of smart cities across the globe are some of the growth opportunities for the actuators market.

Actuators are devices that convert energy into motion and are majorly used in moving or controlling mechanisms and systems. Actuators are operated by an external source of energy, typically electric current, hydraulic fluid pressure, or pneumatic pressure, which is then converted to motion. Actuators perform two basic motions—linear and rotary motion. They are available in varying types, sizes, and power configurations, depending on the applications they are to be used in.

Actuators have wide usage in various industries, namely, agriculture, household and entertainment, construction, electronics and electrical, marine, aerospace and defense, chemicals, paper and plastics, oil & gas, food and beverages, and healthcare. Linear actuators are an important part of day-to-day life. They are specifically used for applications such as material handling, robotics, food and beverages, window automation, cutting equipment, agricultural machinery, solar panel and valve operations, and non-industrial applications. A linear actuator modifies the rotational motion of a motor into a straight movement. Typical electric motors move in a circle, while linear actuators move back and forth. The push and pull function allow the machine to slide, tip, and lift objects with the push of a switch. Linear actuators are accountable for shifting loads from one point to another. The electromechanical version has the additional ability to stop the progress mid-stroke. Linear actuators facilitate reliable, secure, and precise mobility, primarily when operators use them in combination with sensors or other smart machinery. The combination permits workers to accomplish previously monotonous tasks with negligible manual involvement. Linear actuators make motion possible in robotics-related machinery. They allow robots to collaborate with their surroundings through wheels, clamps, arms, and legs.