Custom latch hardware

October 9, 2015 10:24:24 AM CDT

Custom latch hardware

We offer a wide variety of latches and finishes in our Flextite line, but sometimes we need to customize one of the components to better suit our customers application. We recently had a customer...

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Garmin Autopilot

March 31, 2015 2:23:08 PM CDT

Simplicity is often difficult to achieve.

Jet Boat

A boat dealer contacted us with an interesting challenge. He had a client with a 24’ Jet boat where he wanted to install an autopilot system to control...

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Wireless Valve Control System Installation Video

October 23, 2014 2:46:35 PM CDT

Actus Wireless Valve Control ActuatorLodar Wireless Valve Control

Actus has been in the tow market for over 2 years supplying a Wireless Valve Control System to tow operators.  We’ve been telling our customers that installation is...

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Wireless Valve Control System Video

May 27, 2014 2:45:19 PM CDT

A short video from Actus Manufacturing on the wireless valve control system demonstrated at the recent Tow Show in Las Vegas. This wireless actuator system is designed for use on roll back carriers with manual valves....

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ConExpo 2014

January 29, 2014 11:12:02 AM CST

ConExpo 2014

We will be exhibiting at this years ConExpo show at the Las Vegas Convention Center March 4th through the 8th.  Stop by our booth, located in the Las Vegas Hotel #213 and see what is new for 2014! 

See you at the show!

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Actus is hiring!

December 12, 2013 4:40:04 PM CST

Actus is hiring!  We are looking to add a customer support representative to our growing team.
http://www.actusinc.com/careers


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Actus is hiring!

December 12, 2013 4:38:45 PM CST

Actus is hiring!  We are looking to add a sales representative to our growing team.
http://www.actusinc.com/careers


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Towshow, Baltimore

October 17, 2013 4:26:29 PM CDT

Did you see our ad in the Towman magazine?  We are going to be exhibiting at the American Towman Exposition in Baltimore.  Come visit us!

Towman Ad 2

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Something New is Coming Soon

September 26, 2013 7:58:25 AM CDT

We've got something new coming soon!  See our ad in this months Towman Magazine.

Towman Ad

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Bubba Hover Actuators

May 6, 2013 11:46:19 AM CDT

Bubba Hover

One of the neater application our ERC actuator is involved with is in the hovercraft industry.... (read more to see the video).

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We are moving!

April 3, 2013 3:08:00 PM CDT

We are moving!!

We are in process of moving to our new facility between now and April 16th. Our phone, fax and e-mail are staying the same and we can be reached throughout the move during normal business hours.

Our new address will be: 240 Arlington Avenue East, Saint Paul, MN





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Direct Drive

March 15, 2013 4:41:36 PM CDT

RZR with actuator control

An existing client of our 722 ERC actuator who specializes in adapting vehicles for the physically challenged had a need for different actuator.  Although they appreciated the fail-safe options

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EPDM Rubber

December 14, 2012 11:36:20 AM CST

All our rubber latches are made of pripritary formulation of EPDM rubber.  EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) is a synthetic rubber polymer that exhibits properties that make it an excellent solution for our...

Rubber Latches


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2012 Chrismas and News Years

December 5, 2012 3:00:07 PM CST

Actus Manufacturing will be closed December 24th & 25th and December 31st & January 1st in observance of the Christmas and New Year holidays.  There will be limited phone and web personnel available December 26th through the 28th; please feel free to contact us during the week.  See you in 2013!

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Wireless Excavator

November 2, 2012 3:35:05 PM CDT

Actus was contacted by a company who manufactures custom controls for remote operation of heavy duty equipment.  Their clients presented them with the problem of remote controlling a small excavator by controlling some of the extensions.

Small Excavator

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AUVSI online special

August 3, 2012 3:40:58 PM CDT

In honor of the AUVSI show next week, which we will be exhibiting at, starting now the first 10 people to order on our website and enter the coupon code "auvsi2012" will get 10% off their entire order!  The offer expires on August 10th.  Thanks for your support and business!

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AUVSI2012

July 10, 2012 10:20:52 AM CDT

AUVSI2012

Stop by our booth #4061 at the AUVSI (Association for the Unmanned Vehicle Systems Internation) in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The expo is August 7th to the 9th.  We'll see you at the show!

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Customer Service Praise

July 10, 2012 9:56:11 AM CDT

A few weeks ago a client asked our customer support staff trying to help him find the right replacement actuator for his application.  After working with him and solving his problem we followed up with him...

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Wireless 720

March 5, 2012 5:13:02 PM CST

We had an end user contact us who was familiar with our 720 series actuator and had a need to control one wirelessly.  After a few minutes discussing his application we were able to identify...

Wireless 720


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Fast Response

February 23, 2012 11:03:31 AM CST

We don't only sell to OEMs, we also sell to end users.  Earlier this week we received a call from an end user looking for an actuator. They gave us their specifications which consisted of a 720 series actuator, a push-pull cable...

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Pumper and Cleaner Show 2012

February 13, 2012 10:03:09 AM CST

We will be attending the Pumper and Cleaner Expo show this year in Indianapolis.  We will be there February 28th through the 29th.  If you'd like to meet up with us, shoot us an e-mail! 

We look forward to seeing you in Indianapolis.

Pumper and Cleaner Show



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Product Pricing News

January 27, 2012 2:50:15 PM CST

Here at Actus Manufacturing, we are continually striving to provide our clients with the best possible value in electric actuators and controls, hand controls, and rubber draw latches.  In the past three years we’ve ...


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Client Application

January 13, 2012 2:41:13 PM CST

One of the clients we work with specializes in taking raw engines and adds custom packaging to each engine.

Pivot Power John Deere Engine with Actus Actuator

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Pineapple Express Train

December 5, 2011 11:07:38 AM CST

As we come up on our 60 year anniversary, it's fun learning some of the places our products have found homes.  About a month ago we got a call from a pineapple orchard in Oahu Hawaii.  They have a pair of trains which operate 364 days a year and use two of our 150 series hand control to...

Pineapple Express Train

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End-Of-Life Notice

October 25, 2011 9:24:03 AM CDT

771-0107

Effective immediately, the 771-0107 positional electronics has reached its end of life.  The following part numbers are also affected: 001-4622, 001-4703, 001-8639...

 

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New Product

September 13, 2011 4:58:17 PM CDT

723 series actuator

We got a call from a potential customer who specializes in autonomous vehicles.  They liked the idea behind our 722 series actuator but for their application needed a mounting style more like the 723.  They also had...

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Riding a train

August 3, 2011 4:14:04 PM CDT

1:8 Train Locomotive

One of the interesting applications we've been involved with involves 1/8 scale train locomotives.  Many years ago we partnered with a small company that needed a way to control their train locomotive...


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Is this you?

June 28, 2011 2:22:38 PM CDT

Australia and New Zealand

Are you from Australia or New Zealand?  Are you interested in being a local distributor of Actus products?  We would love to hear from you!  Please contact us.

 

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New Customer, New Application

May 20, 2011 12:04:34 PM CDT

A potential client contacted us needing a dependable rubber latch for a new product.  We were able to ship out a dozen latch samples that day which allowed them to begin mock-up right away.  Nine days later they...

Cart with rubber latch

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10% off webstore coupon

March 17, 2011 10:52:22 AM CDT

In honor of our attendance at Con Expo this year in Las Vegas, we are offering a 10% off discount on items purchased through our online webstore.  The coupon code is "conex2011" and is valid from March 22st through the 25th (the days we will be at the show).  While the sale is going on, we will posting to our twitter account what we are up to while at Con Expo; follow us!

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Conexpo 2011

February 28, 2011 3:26:53 PM CST

We will be attending Conexpo show this year at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  We will be there March 23rd through the 25th.  We won't have a booth this year, we will be walking the show.  If you'd like to meet up with us, shoot us an e-mail! 

We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas.

Con Expo 2011

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Helping a friend

February 25, 2011 4:04:56 PM CST

About a month ago we got a call from a Fastenal branch, which buys various rubber latches from us, and they had a problem.  One of their customers is a global company which along with having domestic facilities also has a...

Rubber door piece

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Engine Dynamometer

February 16, 2011 2:24:02 PM CST

One of our niche industries that we sell into is automotive racing.  In this industry we aren't on the race vehicles, rather on the engine dynamometer which they use for engine performance testing.  In the...

Engine Dyno

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World Ag Expo

February 4, 2011 11:02:40 AM CST

We are prepping for the World Ag Expo happening on the 8th through the 10th.  We will be at the show, please contact us if you'd like to meet up or have us stop by your booth!

World Ag Expo

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World of Concrete 2011

January 13, 2011 8:54:03 AM CST

We will be attending the World of Concrete show this year in Las Vegas.  We will be there January 18th through the 19th.  We won't have a booth this year, we will be walking the show.  If you'd like to meet up with us, shoot us an e-mail!

WOC11

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Website Update

January 12, 2011 5:32:35 PM CST

Today we are rolling out a new area on our website, a news section.  The news that is posted in this area feeds our Facebook and Twitter accounts.  With all of these outlets now available it will allow us to keep our customers and clients informed in real...

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Replacement Part

November 2, 2010 4:43:00 AM CDT

We received a call from a customer in Chile, South America looking for a replacement actuator that controls the throttle on a ski lift.  He gave us the serial number which dated back to 1986.  Lucky for him, we still made that exact model number and were...

Actus Actuator

 

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Web Store Additions

May 27, 2010 5:21:00 AM CDT

More products have been added to the website including a lot of 720 series actuator and spare parts.  Internally, a new process has been created to allow for online orders to be streamlined through our order entry system and go straight to...

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Seeing A Need

April 3, 2010 6:12:00 AM CDT

We noticed that one of our customers was ordering one of our 720-0117 actuators along with some additional spare parts on a regular basis.  Our sales team proactively made a call to understand how they were applying the products they purchased...

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Customer Comes Back

March 24, 2010 10:12:00 AM CDT

We recently received a call from a longtime customer of over 10 years, which we hadn't heard from in about a year.  As it turns out, he switched from using our latch to using a competitor's product; seeing as he was getting a significant cost savings...

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New Product

February 13, 2010 4:35:00 AM CST

We got a call from an existing customer with a new coating specification for our 3” rubber latch hardware.  We took that specification and found a coating solution that met all of their requirements.  Because of our fast turnaround our customer was...

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New Product

December 4, 2009 3:22:00 AM CST

An existing customer called us looking for help in modifying our current 720 series model that they were using.  What they wanted was to be able to adjust the actuator stroke to maximize the physical limits of the actuator stroke.  We fabricated a new...

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New Product

November 8, 2009 3:52:00 AM CST

A customer came to us looking for an actuator that could run on a 12VDC signal input instead of a DPDT switch.  After some collaboration we decided what would suit their needs is a 720 actuator with three independent and adjustable set points...

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New Product

August 1, 2009 6:23:00 AM CDT

We got a call from a potential customer who had a little bit of experience using our 720 series product.  What they wanted was to take their own proprietary controller and adapt it to drive our 720 series actuator, allowing for very accurate positioning...

720-0191 Actus actuator

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Website Launch

March 1, 2009 2:00:00 AM CST

We are pleased to announce the release of our new website!  Comprising of more technical information and an online web store, we are constantly striving to meet the needs of all of our customers.  Engineers will now be able to find the technical...

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