Linear actuators


Extremely powerful linear actuator made by LINAK. Up to 10,000 N thrust, or up to 160 mm/s. Designed to operate in extreme conditions. Solid choice for industrial and agricultural applications. ATEX/IECEx approved.


The actuator LA36 is one of the most solid and powerful LINAK actuators, designed to operate under extreme conditions.

The LA36 is a maintenance-free product with a long service life and a high IP degree.

This high-quality actuator offers a very strong alternative to hydraulic solutions.

  • Max. thrust: 10,000 N
  • Max. speed: 160 mm/s
  • Stroke length: 100-999 mm

The LA36 is available with these IC options: IC Basic, IC Advanced, CAN Bus, LINbus, Modbus and Parallel.

Learn more about IC – Integrated Controller.

LA36 data sheet

View the data sheet as an online magazine or download the PDF.

LA37 LA36 and LA35 MODBUS data sheet

View the data sheet as an online magazine or download the PDF.

LA36 actuator user manual

This user manual will tell you how to install, use, and maintain your LINAK LA36 actuator.



ATEX brochure

Learn more about ATEX and IECEx approvals for operation in dust explosive atmospheres.

Move for the future

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TECHLINE product overview

Explore the wide variety of tough and powerful TECHLINE products. Built to last, built for hard work and built for work in harsh environments.

Focus on industrial automation

In this brochure, we present various options for placement of actuator systems that can boost productivity in industrial automation.

Focus on food and beverage

With the stainless actuator range from LINAK, both food safety and ergonomics are in focus.

Focus on construction

When it comes to performance in rugged and harsh environments, LINAK actuators withstand the conditions, even on heavy duty construction machinery.

Focus on marine

Regardless of your boat type, LINAK can help you with all kinds of movements you require, through our actuators, columns and controls.

Focus on mobile agriculture

This focus folder explains the solutions and benefits that LINAK has provided to the agriculture industry for more than 25 years.

Focus on solar tracking

Product catalogue presenting an overview of the LINAK solar product range - designed with all challenges in mind.

Focus on wind turbines

A world of movement and opportunities for wind turbines - LINAK delivers high quality actuator solutions for wind applications, developed over 15 years in close cooperation with the wind industry.

Focus on outdoor power equipment

In this focus folder we target manufacturers of powered lawn and garden maintenance products, components and attachment suppliers, as well as related services.

Focus on vehicles and mobility

LINAK can provide a wide range of low voltage actuators for all kinds of movement in car fittings for disabled persons. Learn more about why LINAK is the perfect partner for this exact application in this brochure.

Focus on grain handling

Learn more about the advantages of actuator automation in grain handling facilities.

Focus on wastewater treatment

In the wastewater industry easy control and monitoring are key elements for ensuring optimal day-to-day running of wastewater facilities. Learn more about LINAK actuator solutions for wastewater handling in this brochure.

CAN bus - How to see which CAN bus version you are running

At LINAK®, we currently supply actuators with two different CAN bus software versions - v1.x or v3.x.

Determine the actuator version with the LINAK BusLink software
Connect the actuator to the BusLink software to verify the correct software version. When the actuator is connected you can find the ‘Connection Information’ tab. In the example below, the LA36 CAN bus actuator has version 3.0.

For further information, please see the BusLink service interface chapter in the CAN bus user manual.

BusLink version 3.0

What is the difference between version 1.x and version 3.x?
On CAN bus v3.0, we have introduced several new functionalities - such as hardware addressing, dynamic speed adjustment, soft start/stop commands and increased compatibility (125 kbps, 250 kbps, 500 kbps and Autobaud).
Please note that the soft start/stop now needs to be defined in the CAN bus command (in version 3.x). If left at 0, it will result in no ramping. If set to 251 it will use the actuator’s predefined factory settings. Any number in between will set the ramping time.

For further information, please see the Communication chapter in the CAN bus user manual.

BusLink quick guide
Find a guide on how to use the BusLink programme for your actuator by clicking the BusLink icon.
BusLink logo

IC parallel actuator system - How to add, remove, or replace an actuator

How to add, remove or replace an actuator in your IC™ parallel actuator system.

To add or remove an actuator:

  1. Connect all actuators to BusLink to configure the number of actuators in your parallel system
  2. Before running the system, let the system initialise itself

To replace an actuator:

  1. Power the system off and replace the actuator
  2. Power the system on and the new actuator will automatically catch up to the position of the remaining actuators

For more information about initialising your parallel IC system, please visit How to initialise your IC™ parallel actuator system.

IC parallel actuator system - How to initialise the system

How to initialise your IC™ parallel actuator system.

Initialise the system in two ways:

  1. Let the system initialise itself via Recovery mode, where the actuators automatically run in steps of 2000ms on and off for a full stroke length
  2. Initialise the system manually by using the BusLink software. Only the actuator in ‘position lost’ needs to be initialised by running the actuator to its mechanical endstop in one direction

For information about troubleshooting on your parallel IC system, please visit How to troubleshoot on your IC™ parallel actuator system.

IC parallel actuator system - How to troubleshoot on the system

How to troubleshoot on your IC™ parallel actuator system.

If an actuator has lost its position, the parallel system will enter Recovery mode and initialise itself. If the system is unable to run in recovery mode, please continue this troubleshooting process:

  1. Check cabling, power supply and communication signals between actuators
  2. Connect each actuator to the BusLink software and look at the error codes to identify which actuator has caused the system to stop

If it is an overcurrent error code, restart the system by running it in the opposite direction.

If these error codes are registered, actuator replacement is necessary: H-bridge fault, switch mode power supply fault, or hall sensor failure.

Still having trouble? Please contact your local LINAK® office.

For information about initialising your parallel IC system, please visit How to initialise your IC™ parallel actuator system.


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