Innovative & Versatile 

System Solutions

When you think of Olsen Actuators, you might immediately think of our extensive selection of electric actuators and equipment. After all, we are proud to be the leaders in providing components for a wide variety of the most demanding industries and sectors on the planet, including the Entertainment, Power Generation, Food and Packaging, and Space industries, to name but a few. These components are relied upon by a diverse range of clients, from universities and research facilities, to major corporations. We are well known for our catalogue of commercial actuators, heavy-duty actuators, and electric actuators, as well as our range of industrial automation components. We hold an impressive array of standards and accreditations, including military and civil standards,, corporate responsibility, and quality. Furthermore, our electric actuators meet the following international standards:

  • DEF-STAN 59-41`1 Iss1 Pt3 EMC and MIL-STD-461F - Control of Electromagnetic Interference EMC
  • MIL-S-901D + MIL-STD-167B + MIL-STD-810 - Vibration & High Impact Shock Testing
  • Environmental qualification to IEEE 323
  • MIL-STD-108E - Environmental Capability for Electronic Equipment
  • EMI/RFI to EPRI TR102323 and Reg. Guide 1.180
  • Seismic qualification Cat 1 to IEEE 344
  • ATEX 1037X Exd II B T3 Gb IP66
  • EU EMC Directive 2004/108/EC
  • EU Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC
  • EMC: IEC/EN 61800-3: 2004 + EN55014-1:2006+A1:2009 + EN55014-
  • 2:1997+A1:2001+A2:2008 - Adjustable Speed Electrical Power Drive Systems, Part 3: EMC Requirements and Specific Test Methods
  • Safety: IEC/EN 60034-1:2004 + IEC/EN: 61800-5-1: 2007 - Adjustable Speed Electrical Power Drive Systems, Part 5-1: Safety Requirements

However, there is far more to our company than simply providing the parts and equipment needed by so many companies and organisations. We were established by Piers Olsen, an engineer whose passion for developing innovative technologies still fuels our corporate ethos today. We strive to help our customers to develop the solutions they need for the most challenging applications, in the most demanding environments, and, as a result of this commitment to innovation, Olsen Actuators have become the market leaders in the customisation and integration of electromechanical systems.

In practice, this means that if our customers need a complete system that doesn't currently exist, we will work with them to create a custom solution. As a strategic partner of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), Olsen Actuators also enjoys access to its resources, enabling our company access to major international programs, including CERN, ESO, E-ELT, and ESA. Olsen Actuators is committed to staying at the cutting edge of technology, which means that our customers can trust us to develop the very best solutions for their unique needs. We are also the UK's only supplier of the popular Exlar Electric Roller Screw actuator range, ANCA Motion Linear Motors,Macron Gantry Systems and ESI Motion Drives

Indeed, Olsen Actuators has been providing systems solutions to the Power Generation industry for over ten years, playing a key role in the modernisation of steam turbines, pilot valves and main steam valve controls. We have worked with many organisations operating in the Aerospace, Defence and Marine sectors, too, where our skills have been turned to the development of the most lightweight, compact and durable equipment, which can also deliver unparalleled precision control in a variety of hostile environments. We also specialise in providing actuator solutions for the Testing and Simulation industry, helping our customers to improve repeatability, accuracy, and feedback data across their tests.

So if you need custom actuators or other components that can meet the highest challenges, Olsen Actuators should always be your first port of call. Our team of highly trained engineers are experienced in creating the most complex and unique systems solutions, as our track record shows. We have a dedicated multiple-bay production cell, a software development office, and a machine shop equipped with a variety of axis milling machinery and the latest 3D printers. Why not get in touch to find out more?


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Olsen has a unique breadth and depth of the most high performance, efficient and reliable actuators on the market. We also supply an unrivalled array of supporting equipment to complement your applications, including Servo Motors & Drives, gear boxes, cables and countless options to customise to your specifications.

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