Below is our recent interview with Robbie Dickson, CEO at Firgelli Automations:
Q: Could you provide our readers with a brief introduction to Firgelli Automations?
A: Firgelli has been around since 2002. The Brand name was invented by our Founder Robbie Dickson who designed and manufactured the first Linear Actuators ever to be sold online and made available to the general public. From here the brand name has grown to become synonymous with Quality, affordability, and accessibility. The brand is now recognized word-wide as been a global provider for TV Lifts, Linear Actuators and many other products to support a huge range of industries and applications.
‘Firgelli is a dependable source for trusted names such as NASA, SpaceX, General Motors, Tesla Motors, General Atomics, and many more. The applications of our products extend from TV lifts and automated furniture, to armored vehicles, all the way to advanced air-brake spoilers for supercars.’
Q: Can you give us insights into your products?
A: Linear Actuators
We provide clients with a wide range of linear actuators, varying in speed, stroke, length, force, and size. For your convenience, we have divided this vast product line-up into several categories for quick and easy procurement:
All linear motion devices, whether meant to lift a tonneau cover on a truck, a boat hatch on a yacht, or a flat screen TV, require an electrical system to tell it what to do. Firgelli Automations provides an extensive array of simple and complex control systems to meet needs of a diverse range of applications.
Sometimes having a big screen isn’t enough. If you are anything like the thousands of people who have decided to take their entertainment to a new level (pun intended) you may be interested in attaching your television screen to a Firgelli Automations TV lift. We carry lift systems to drop your screen down from your ceiling, as well as push up through your floor, cabinet, or other structure. Easy to install and shipped with all the equipment you will need to install your TV as well as run the unit: from universal mounting brackets, control boxes, remote controls, sensors, to power adapters – we have you covered.
Currently trending at the workplace and at home is the use of the electric table lift. Our kits make it easy to convert our existing desk or table into an electric marvel in no time at all. Electric table lifts will change the working height of your surface allowing you to stand or sit while using your desk, reducing the effects of back pain, neck strain, wrist damage, and promoting proper blood circulation throughout your body.
The latest addition to the Firgelli Automations product family is our column lift units. Featuring the latest in linear motion technology with quieter motors, programmable extended lengths, telescopic capabilities, and plug and play ease. These units are ideal for applications with automated home furniture, custom vehicles, in-air entertainment, large scale robotics, and more.
In keeping with the theme of linear motion, Firgelli Automations offers three lines of linear slide rails, also known as guide rails, which clients often utilize to stabilize their automation projects and applications. Used for applications ranging from electric roofs for off-road trucks, to sliding bookshelves, vertical doors, automated paintings, cabinets, adjustable computer monitors, custom TV lifts, and so much more. Wherever you see linear motion, there is a component being used to keep it steady.
Often forgotten by suppliers, is the need to easily mount and install your products. When making the step to invest in your new linear motion solution, consider this: your mounting brackets must be as versatile as your application. We understand that your project is as strong as its weakest component. Keeping this in mind, we have developed a select range of brackets which are specifically designed with their respective actuators. Most brackets utilize the strength of clevis-type mounting, however some will go as far as attaching to the body of the linear actuator itself; this provides flexibility in mounting and gives you the most valuable commodity known to man: options.
Sometimes the control systems, brackets, and innovative linear actuators aren’t enough. This is the category where you will find all that your automation project is lacking. The little odds and ends are as important as the whole, and at Firgelli Automations we do not overlook the small stuff. Limit switches, relays, pulley cables, all of which can be vital to the design and operation of an industrial or home automation system.
Q: How a Linear Actuator actually works?
A: We have created this Info sheet to help you understand all the terminology used, and to give you an understanding on how Linear Actuators work and operate. When you understand the basics, it makes life much easier for you to spec out your own Actuator.
Q: Can you provide some real word use-cases of your actuators?
A: Linear actuators move things and we have seen thousands of applications over the years.
Some examples of practical automation applications are:
-kitchen appliance lifts
-marine engine hatch
-slide out steps
-Snow plow adjusters
-sliding window treatments
-animatronics and Robotics.
Industrial applications include:
-damper control and height adjustable work stations
-Home Automation such as moving TV’s or Projectors.
Q: What can we expect from Firgelli Automations in the future?
A: We are always looking to develop new products and we like problem solving and working with companies that have specific motion control needs. If you need to motorize your ideas, or simply just need to lift a TV up from a cabinet, I am sure we can help.Activate Social Media: