Experienced & Innovative

Olsen Actuators has many years of experience in successfully developing and producing innovative motion control and automation systems that meet some of the world’s most challenging requirements. We are a strategic partner of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), one of Europe’s largest multidisciplinary research organisations. As a result, we benefit from approved access to STFC resources.

STFC manages UK’s interests in major international collaborations such as CERN, ESO, E-ELT and ESA. It also develops and manufactures in-house patented technology associated with such projects. Facilities and options available to Olsen and its customers include:

  • Test rig design for proving application requirements
  • Life-time modelling software and dynamic performance sizing tools
  • Mechanical and electrical design – senior advanced level finite-element analysis and ANSI MATLAB
  • Computer modelling with SolidWorks 3D CAD software
  • Software engineering coders and programming specialists
  • 3D printing technology – plastics, metals, rapid prototyping
  • “Big data” computing – HP quantum computer and coders
  • Virtual reality and simulation laboratory

We have an eight-bay production cell and a separate office for software development to IEC 61131-3 with optional third-party validation. We also have a dedicated area for final acceptance. Our products and systems use high quality commercial off-the-shelf (COT) automation components, which are selected to combine performance and reliability with value for money and ready availability.

Our machine shop is equipped with the latest 3D printers, including types that are suitable for metal printing. It also has three- and four-axis milling machines capable of working with most materials in lengths of up to 2 m. These facilities are complemented by Hass machines and CNC lathes.

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Space Suppliers Summit - Glasgow

Olsen were in attendance at the inaugural Space Suppliers Summit held at the...
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Olsen at PPMA 2022!

Olsen Actuators were back at PPMA this year. The UK's largest Process,...
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Cyber Essentials - Certificate of Assurance

Olsen Actuators has obtained a Cyber Essentials Certificate of Assurance....
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University of Liverpool visits Olsen

We were very happy to be approached by the University of Liverpool to host a...
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Olsen at the Farnborough International Airshow 2022!

We were delighted to be exhibiting at our first Farnborough International...
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Aerospace Wales Directory Brochure!

We are delighted to have our ad featured in the latest Aerospace Wales...
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Olsen wins in the Aviation and Aerospace Awards!

We are honoured to be awarded the 'Best Electric Linear Actuator Supplier' in...
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Olsen Featured in Corporate Vision Magazine!

We are delighted to have been featured in Corporate Vision Magazine's 4th...
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Olsen become JOSCAR registered!

JOSCAR (the Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register) is a collaborative tool...
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