Linear Actuators

Linear Actuator

Linear actuators translate rotary motion to linear motion. They have the same features and similar applications as rotary units. This actuator configuration is used to control linear motion. It utilizes high performance DC motors coupled to high efficiency gearing. A ball screw or lead screw / nut assembly is typically used to translate the rotary to linear motion. It typically integrates a position transducer and fail safe brake in a robust structural design. Moog can couple the actuator with position loop servo control electronics. We can also offer the actuator with redundancy through the motor and feedback device.


Moog has been developing specialized high technology and utility electromechanical actuators for over 35 years. Our capability includes in-house design, manufacturing expertise, engineering support and qualification for these products.

Products range from 25 to 2,500 in-lb for rotary and 100 to 2,000 lbf for linear configurations. We can offer our assemblies with integral servo control electronics. Moog offers a variety of communication interfaces including analog, (+/- 10 VDC for example), RS232 / 422 / 485, R/C PWM and CAN Bus. We design for redundancy if required by our customer.

Moog is a FAA certified repair station and can offer hardware in support of repairs, upgrades or overhauls.

FAA / EASA Approved Repair Station Location, Blacksburg, VA
FAA Repair Station: 21MR057C
Cage Code: 99932

1501 North Main Street
Blacksburg VA 24060-3127
USA Tel: +1-540-552-3011
Fax: +1-540-557-6719

AS9100:2016 Certified
ISO9001:2005 Certified

These products were previously manufactured at Moog’s Springfield, PA, facility.



Moog’s experience makes us familiar with numerous types of rotary electromechanical actuation requirements. We offer our customers a solution from dozens of product configurations or a baseline design. We recognize that it is not always possible to utilize an existing design, so we are equally comfortable in offering customization to meet individual customer needs. Customizations often include expanded angular deflection, unique mounting provisions and/or relocation of connectors or other mechanical parts. Moog works closely with each customer to help select the appropriate model with a focus towards meeting program milestones and goals.

Moog is committed to work with our customers in providing a solution to customer specific requirements if an existing design is not available. We are experts in design, development, qualification and certification. In addition to the hardware development, our sites include program management professionals who can support SDRL creation, milestone reporting and overall risk mitigation. Moog offers extensive engineering experience in mechanical, electrical and system disciplines to our customers.

Models and Specifications


Actuator Model Size (inches) Force (lbs) Stroke Weight Power


10.17 x 2.75 x 4.95 150 lbs +/-
450 lbs @
13 Hz Rated
0.81 in 7 lbs
28 VDC
973 3.25 x 3.56 x 11.17 350 lbs Rated
1,120 lbs Stall
4.50 in 6.3 lbs 28 VDC
974 3.88 x 4.75 x 14.75 1,500 lbs Rated 7.25 in 8.1 lbs 28 VDC
981 2.50 x 4.05 x 14.00 10 lbs Rated
30 lbs Stall
±.65 in 4.75 lbs 28 VDC
290 2.00 x 4.27 x 15.06 1,500 lbf at 0.26 in/sec rated @ 10% duty cycle 7.75 in 6.0 lb nom 18 to 32 VDC

*Servo actuator with integral electronics


3D Models

Actuator Product 3D Models

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