LINAK UK Ltd

Actuation House, Crystal Drive
Sandwell Business Park
Smethwick B66 1RJ
United Kingdom

Company Summary

LINAK A/S, Denmark.
LINAK is a world leader in electric linear actuation, developing electric linear actuators, actuator control systems, and lifting columns that are used in many applications, from height adjustable desks to hospital beds to replacing hydraulics and pneumatics on bespoke machinery. We provide innovative actuation solutions that improve people's quality of life and working environment. LINAK is an international company, founded on a simple principle - electric linear actuation.

LINAK DESKLINE® provides complete flexible actuator systems for height adjustable desks, worktables and counters based on your needs and wishes. We focus on easy modular and reliable solutions to fit your design both functionally and aesthetically.

At DESKLINE, we collaborate closely with our customers to develop innovative new ergonomic adjustability for a number of workstations. The aim is to improve both the comfort of the end-user and the demand for your product.
The environment is increasingly on people’s minds. LINAK uses ZERO™ technology to lower standby power consumption to just 0.1W. All DESKLINE control boxes have low standby power as standard.

PIEZO™ anti-collision technology is the name given to LINAK hardware based anti-collision technology. This feature prevents material damage to a desk if a collision with a solid object occurs. The PIEZO sensor is completely integrated in the column with no visible changes and no extra mounting. The PIEZO sensor is more sensitive and reacts faster than known software based systems.

LINAK TECHLINE® provides electric linear actuator solutions designed for heavy-duty industrial work applications. We focus on reliable and precise movement designed to meet your needs and specifications even in the most extreme conditions.

MOVE ON - GO ELECTRIC!

At LINAK, we have been producing electric linear actuator solutions for more than 30 years. We believe that electric actuator solutions can replace hydraulic systems in many application areas ranging from industrial automation, heavy-duty agricultural machines, trucks and construction machinery.

Actuator solutions with integrated controllers (IC) give you a means to keep a competitive edge for your application. Installation and control has never been easier, and the options for customisation are many.

IC is the range of integrated control options for TECHLINE® actuators. These options provide all from easy maintenance, control and installation, to a wide range of customisable settings and feedback that will help tailor the movement solution to your specific needs and application.

At TECHLINE we take pride in working closely together with our customers to create individual solutions to improve their products and stay ahead of competition. This philosophy has earned TECHLINE a solid reputation everywhere as a serious advisor with extensive product and application expertise.

LINAK MEDLINE® & CARELINE® provides electric linear actuator solutions designed to improve the lives of both patients and carer in hospitals, nursing homes, various treatment centres and private homes. We focus on how innovative use and perfection of movement and control can improve hospital and health care equipment to meet the serious challenges facing the sector.

With more people in need of care, but fewer hands to do the caring, there’s an urgent need for intelligent solutions that enable efficient workflows and increase the comfort and safety of the patient. That’s why Care for Tomorrow Today has become the mind-set we apply to everything we do in LINAK.

We believe it is crucial to think ahead because only by doing that can we provide the world with advanced ergonomic solutions that will truly make a valuable difference

LINAK HOMELINE® provides reliable and innovative solutions for electrical adjustments of beds used in private homes for comfort purposes.We focus on complete modular actuator systems to improve the comfort and ergonomic qualities of both box spring and slatted beds.

At HOMELINE we work in close collaboration with our customers to turn new ideas into elegant solutions that will improve their beds and provide a competitive advantage. This is why HOMELINE® has a solid reputation as a serious advisor and quality supplier among bed manufacturers in all major markets.

Multilevel cooperation with our customers is extremely important, for the benefit of both LINAK and the customer. Partnership is the driving force behind R&D, after-sales, logistics, manufacturing and marketing.

The results LINAK has achieved throughout the years are based on a set of values, which make us unique and define what we stand for. The values are: Customer orientation, Creativity, The will to change, Loyalty, Openness and honesty, Enthusiasm and individual efficiency & Job satisfaction and helpfulness.

Key markets: Medical, Furniture, Rehabilitation, Industrial, Ergonomics, Construction, Mobile Agriculture
 
Key words/phrases: Electric linear actuation Actuator control systems Medical Furniture Power supplies linear Hydraulic & oil hydraulic equipment Sit Stand DeskInline Electric Linear Actuator Linear Actuators Ergonomics Integrated Controller DESK Control™ Zero™ Technology Piezo™ Anti Collision Technology Go Electric

Key phrases: Electric Linear Actuation

Key phrases: Actuator Control Systems

Key phrases: Medical Furniture

Key phrases: Power Supplies Linear

Key phrases: Hydraulic & Oil Hydraulic Equipment

Key phrases: Integrated Controller

Key phrases: DESK Control™

Key phrases: Zero™ Technology

Key phrases: Piezo™ Anti Collision Technology

Key phrases: Go Electric

General Information

  • Year established

    1990

  • Registration no

    02483800

  • Legal form

    Private Limited

  • Type of company

    Head Office

  • VAT

    GB 558 8776 67

  • Fax

    +44 121 544 2552

  • Website

    http://www.linak.co.uk

Brands

  • Careline 

    linear actuators

  • Desklift 

  • Deskline 

    linear actuators

  • Deskpower 

  • Homeline 

    linear actuators

  • Jumbo 

  • Jumbo Home 

  • Linak Power 

  • LINAK® 

  • Medline 

    linear actuators

Products

164 products

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Banks

  • Nordea Bank Ltd, London

News

THE IMPORTANCE OF HYGIENE

18 October 2016

WHAT IS HCAI? Healthcare associated infections (HCAI) are infections that patients require while receiving treatment for medical or surgical conditions and are the most frequent adverse event during care delivery. 

HCAI is a major problem for patient safety and its impact can result in prolonged hospital stay, long-term disability, increased resistance of microorganisms to antimicrobial agents, a massive additional financial burden for the health system, high costs for patients and their families, and excess deaths.

PREVALENCE OF HCAI IN DEVELOPED COUNTRIESSource: World Health Organization
THINKING HYGIENE INTO THE APPLICATIONS The LINAK series of control boxes for healthcare, comes with IPX6 washable protection as a standard option. That means the application can go directly into wash tunnels with the control box still attached.

On top of that, the basic design of the box is made with hygiene in mind. It is simply designed for easy cleaning with a minimum of grooves and edges and a clever cable management system.

NEW TWINDRIVE TD4 - YOUR NEXT GENERATION OF DUAL ACTUATOR SYSTEMS

18 October 2016

The TD4 is specially developed for all types of slatted beds and box spring beds with a moderate need for power. With TD4 you get a state-of-the-art product.

Comfort and top-grade furnishings as a standard feature – LINAK presents its  new dual actuator TWINDRIVE® TD4 . The TD4 is specially developed for all types of slatted beds and box spring beds with a moderate need for power. With the TD4 you get a state-of-the-art product incorporating all what was previously available as options, now as part of the standard product.

https://vimeo.com/180156695/4237faa292

Read more about the  TWINDRIVE TD4.

IC BASIC - THE PLUG & PLAY OPTION

18 October 2016

The straightforward actuator solution that comes pre-configured to meet your exact requirements. Fast and problem-free installation for you.

We help put together the pieces that fit your needs, so when the actuator reaches your door you will only have to plug it in.

Learn more about  LINAK actuators with integrated controller.

IC ADVANCED HELPS YOU CREATE THE IDEAL MOVEMENT SOLUTION FOR YOUR APPLICATION

18 October 2016

Adapt movement and signal output to your needs only.
With the user-friendly BusLink configuration tool you get easy access to customise the movement and feedback output of the actuator.
Adjust everything from speed, stroke, current cut-off limits, and end of stroke signals to feedbacks, and try out what solutions suit you the best. Change your settings whenever necessary!
Choose your preferred feedback type and adjust the signal levels to your specific requirements, e.g. 1-9V.
Learn more about LINAK actuators with integrated controller.

PRECISE PARALLEL MOVEMENT WITH ADJUSTABLE FEATURES

18 October 2016

With an IC Parallel actuator solution, you can drive up to eight actuators in parallel without having to worry about complex cabling or control boxes.

Regardless of any variations in load, the actuators stay precisely aligned when moving.

With a BusLink configuration tool, you can adjust speed, stroke, current cut-off limits in both directions, and end of stroke signals on all actuators.

Learn more about  LINAK actuators with integrated controller.

IMPROVED CONTROL AND MONITORING WITH BUS COMMUNICATION

18 October 2016

IC actuator solutions with BUS gives you expanded possibilities for customisation and monitoring with Modbus or LIN bus communication protocols.

All you need to know about your movement system can be found through the advanced monitoring of the BUS communication. This way you get a full overview of the condition and position of all actuators in the system and a good basis for preventive maintenance.

Learn more about  LINAK actuators with integrated controller.

DESIGNERS AND ARCHITECTS FROM ACROSS THE WORLD BRING MOVEMENT TO DESIGN

18 October 2016

We hereby have the pleasure of introducing our new website: www.design-meets-movement.com Design Meets Movement is an entity formed by LINAK and involves some of the most creative innovative designers and architects from across the world.
Architects and designers in collaboration with LINAK
As an expert in smooth and durable movement, LINAK enjoys the privilege of collaborating with a lot of skilled talents and progressive organisations. You can see these collaborations in the form of innovative design projects, between recognised and well-known designers and Design Meets Movement, powered by LINAK. All of which, within categories such as office, comfort furniture, kitchen, etc. 
Read the full article here: http://www.linak.co.uk/press/shownews.aspx?newsid=4858

ONE PRODUCT. MANY FEATURES.

18 October 2016

The TWINDRIVE TD4 comes with a broad range of features such as Bluetooth communication, Under Bed Light, ZERO standby power and the innovative mechanical emergency lowering.

Get “So Much More” with TWINDRIVE® TD4 The engineers at LINAK paid great attention to comfort when designing the TD4.

Many furnishing features that you would only expect from a luxury-class product are a standard factory feature with the TD4 – true to our motto “So Much More”:

  • Torque, back 280 Nm
  • Torque, leg 200 Nm
  • Speed: 3.5 mm/sec.
  • Pleasant sound level
  • Mains cable strain relief
  • Memory
  • Soft start-stop
  • External power supply via SMPS 001/002/006
  • Optional 9V batteries for emergency lowering
Read more about the TWINDRIVE TD4.

ADJUST YOUR KITCHEN WITH YOUR SMARTPHONE

18 October 2016

The innovative LINAK Bluetooth Adapter now gets a kitchen app for mobile devices. It offers kitchen owners the option of adjusting the height of their kitchen worktop – using their smartphone or tablet.
When it comes to modern kitchen applications, LINAK first and foremost creates smooth and noiseless adjustment. A new LINAK app, however, redefines the current cutting edge. With LINAK Bluetooth® Adapter in combination with a brand new kitchen app, end-users can adjust the height of their kitchen table with a mobile device! 
Have an App for kitchensThe new kitchen app for tablets and smartphones is available for iOS and Android based systems.
It features functionalities such as displaying the current height of the tabletop as well as up and down buttons on your smartphone screen. Even in the unlikely situation of system malfunction, the app will display the nature of the fault to help the end user get accurate support.
Not to forget, the app gives you an outstanding way to exhibit and demonstrate movement in the kitchen. The new app will definitely generate some show-off effect. It works as a magnet and generates a lot of attraction when driving the kitchen up and down – with a smartphone.
Usability in operation as well as installationGet started easily. All it requires is a LINAK Bluetooth® Adapter and that you download the app from App Store or Google Play. The app itself is free of charge, and the adapter is available at LINAK.
Once the app is downloaded and activated, the kitchen app will provide end-users with:A fully functional controls display with up and down driveA display showing the current height positionEasy support – display of faults with error codes and links to relevant LINAK websitesBluetooth Low Energy TechnologyThe choice between eight languages

A NEED FOR EVEN BETTER PRODUCTS

18 October 2016

By Claus Hegelund Sørensen, R&D Manager TECHLINE 
Our already very robust TECHLINE products need to become even better.In recent years in TECHLINE, we have had a determined focus on the agricultural and construction industries. We have succeeded in being recognised as the right alternative in relation to current hydraulic solutions.
This means that large and recognised players within this customer group are now increasingly demanding new features and make increased demands on durability. We work focused on living up to these new requirements.
Among the features that have been introduced because of close customer collaboration, we can mention the LINbus proportional control interface and the ability to run at very low and high temperatures. In addition, there are also significantly increased demands on the electronics with regard to EMC, load pulses etc. 
Read the full article here: http://www.linak.co.uk/press/shownews.aspx?newsid=4930

MOVE THE OFFICE OUTDOORS – SEE HOW AT THIS YEAR’S ORGATEC FAIR

18 October 2016

Today the office can be everywhere. In the train, at home, at a café, or even outdoors in nature. Come see us at the upcoming ORGATEC fair and experience a selection of inspiring adjustable furniture – all in outdoor settings.

New Ways of Working - perhaps you have heard about it? The trend moves towards more innovative and flexible solutions for changeable workplaces. Today, the office can be everywhere and you can work from everywhere – even outdoors. Recent research actually focuses on the positive effects of working outdoors in nature. It turns out there is a clear link between green environments and the creative brain. 

Meet us at  ORGATEC and see how we interpret the theme of working outdoors. Imagine working in a greenhouse or laying in the sun under an umbrella checking emails. All this will be possible at this year’s ORGATEC fair. 

Find us under the name  Design Meets Movement. We will be located in the passageway between the halls 10 and 11. 

We are looking forward to seeing you. 

MORE SYSTEMS TO CHOOSE FROM

18 October 2016

The SMPS T-160 is now compatible with three additional actuators.

You now have more to choose from when considering a system solution from LINAK. With our extended system solutions program, we are now ready to provide you with plug and play systems involving as much as seven different actuators. 

The SMPS T-160 is now compatible with three additional actuators: the LA12 IC, LA23 IC and LA35 IC. This not only allows you a wider range of system possibilities, but you also get all the same efficient control features as with our existing system solutions.
The three new SMPS-T160 system solutions give you:

  • Easy and fast installation
  • Connect two LA12 or two LA23 actuators to one SMPS (simultaneous run)
  • Control the three actuators via a Bluetooth app, remote control (RF) or an alternative control when connected to the SMPS-T160
Interested? Please click here for more information about the  TECHLINE system solutionsFor further information, please contact your local LINAK subsidiary or distributor.

BA21 LITHIUM-ION BATTERY TO START THE FUTURE

07 October 2016

As the number of advanced features in for instance hospital beds increase, the need for a robust and long-lasting power back-up increases. The new LINAK BA21 Li-Ion battery is made to meet the demands of the future. Furthermore, it is lightweight and cost-effective like no other battery for this purpose.
For manufacturers interested in long-term and cost-efficient battery solutions for hospital applications, LINAK® offers a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery solution. The new BA21 battery plays right into the modern actuator system for healthcare applications .
Continue reading: http://www.linak.co.uk/press/shownews.aspx?newsid=4569

QUICK-RELEASE COMPLETES LA40 ACTUATOR PRODUCT RANGE

07 October 2016

LINAK launches an enhanced version of the LA40 actuator. The new LA40QR has Quick-Release – allowing hospital staff to lower bed backrests in a hurry in case of emergencies. However, several other safety features make the LA40QR the new benchmark for healthcare actuators. 
Continue reading: http://www.linak.co.uk/press/shownews.aspx?newsid=4571 

HOW TO GET PLUG & PLAY MOVEMENT FOR YOUR APPLICATION

07 October 2016

Is it essential for you to have your industrial application up and running in no time? If so, have a look at this short animation to learn the simple truth behind actuator solutions with integrated controllers.
The world is moving fast. It is essential to have your machine up and running with no delay. There is no time for long installation procedures with expensive downtime consequently. 

Plug & Play solutions for your machine with easy setup to fit your exact needs, ensures that you are able to stay competitive all day, every day. 

Learn more about IC solutions right  here.
https://vimeo.com/170940761

REGULAR EXERCISE IS NOT ENOUGH

07 October 2016

Do you spend most of your workday sitting down? Odds are that you do. As a result, some try to get regular exercise outside of work to compensate for sedentary behaviour. However, research shows that this is not enough.
We might work out, but research shows that sedentary behaviour is independent of physical activity. In other words, you can go jogging 30 to 60 minutes, but it will still not undo the amount of hours you have been sitting. 

It is difficult to figure out what is the right thing to do, but this animation presents one simple tip: Let’s move.  https://vimeo.com/172082092/2317e87407

When we sit all day, our bodies go into decline. That is why we need to change working positions during the day. The animation underlines the importance of sitting less during the day. One way to do this is with a  sit-stand desk.

Let’s move! 

Interested in more tips? Watch our other animation about  6 tips for an ergonomic workday. Read much more about ergonomics and sit/stand desks on  http://www.movingdesks.com.

MAKING A KITCHEN FLEXIBLE IN MORE THAN JUST HEIGHT

07 October 2016

A Dutch industrial designer had the idea to make kitchen cupboards and tabletops adjustable and accessible to everyone. He found a partner in LINAK as well as someone who saw the potential in his idea.

The Dutch industrial designer Tino G. du Long wants to get things moving - in the very best sense of the expression. Specifically, he wants to  make the kitchen move

To be able to lower kitchen cupboards to a user’s reach as well as create work surfaces capable of rising as and when needed. This is not a gimmick – it can often be a necessity, for example, for people with disabilities. 
Continue reading: http://www.linak.co.uk/press/shownews.aspx?newsid=4670

EFFICIENT MOVEMENT FOR YOUR INDUSTRIAL APPLICATION

07 October 2016

With IC and BUS communication, you can plug & play your way to monitoring your actuators. Yet another feature for actuators with integrated controller.

Keep up with today’s fast moving world and cut down on maintenance and downtime of your movement solution. With complete control and thorough monitoring, you will always be one step ahead. Learn how easy and clever it is in this short animation.


https://vimeo.com/178143905

MAERSK ENDORSES ELECTRIC HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE DESKS IN ITS NEW OFFICES

19 August 2016

"A modern office environment is not complete today without an electric height adjustable desk." Thomas Schumacher, Agency Operation Coordinator at Maersk Germany, is convinced that a  sit-stand workstation is an indispensable feature in today's office. 

Read the full article here:  http://www.linak.co.uk/press/shownews.aspx?newsid=4679

BLUETOOTH ADAPTER FOR COMFORT BEDS

19 August 2016

With the launch of the  Bluetooth® Adapter Bed for  Comfort Beds, LINAK®has integrated the latest generation of Bluetooth communication allowing you to connect the most recent mobile devices on the market to your comfort bed.

Read the full article here:  http://www.linak.co.uk/press/shownews.aspx?newsid=4695 

SOPHISTICATED SOLUTION FOR HOOD OPENING WITH LINAK ACTUATOR

08 August 2016

With help from the LA36 actuator from LINAK, the hood of the tractor from DEUTZ-FAHR tractor series 9 no longer opens and closes on gas springs.

The engineers at DEUTZ-FAHR have deliberately decided against a simple tilt mechanism and gas springs.  As an alternative, they have developed kinematics, which does not tilt the 150-kilogram hood, but raises and lowers it parallel to the vehicle. The kinematics is driven by the  LA36 actuator from LINAK.

The LA36, specifically, is one of the most solid and powerful LINAK actuators,  designed to operate under tough and harsh conditions. It is the die-cast aluminium housing and high-quality components that guarantee a high protection class.

“LINAK has a great name, when it comes to manufacturing robust and durable actuators and offering high-quality products”says Johannes Gruber, product manager,  DEUTZ-FAHR.  

The sophisticated solution for opening the hood caused a stir and praise among farmers, who could already test the new tractor. Thanks to the electric hood adjustment, all areas in the engine compartment are easily accessible. A definite advantage when it comes to maintenance.

Read the full story here and learn more about how DEUTZ-FAHR used the LA36 from LINAK in their new tractor series.  For further information, please contact your local LINAK subsidiary or distributor.

ACTUATORS ADD LUXURY TO A MODERN SPA LOUNGE

12 May 2016

The longing for quietness and individual relaxation grows as levels of stress in the workplace grow. That is exactly what you obtain with CocoOne – a modern outdoor lounge bed developed with inspiration from recliners and comfort beds.

To read more about this product click here

PUT YOUR BRAND ON THE DESKTOP AND PROMOTE A HEALTHY WORK LIFE

12 May 2016

Imagine your brand displayed on all your customer’s desktops several times a day. And, what if your customers would not mind your help promoting ergonomics in their organisation?

To find out how this can be done click here

IT HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER TO USE YOUR HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE DESK

12 May 2016

We sit down too much and move too little. A height adjustable desk is a good way to bring movement into your workday, and it has never been easier to use it. Desk Control™ is the little nudge to assist you.

To find out more information click here



Key figures

Employees

  • Company

    20-49 Employees

Turnover

  • 2015

    10,446,339 GBP

  • 2014

    10,328,913 GBP

  • 2013

    10,190,242 GBP

  • 2012

    10,610,799 GBP

  • 2011

    10,000,000 GBP

  • 2010

    11,000,000 GBP

Executives

Executive information

  • Mrs. Louise Eales

    Marketing Director

  • Mr John Turner

    Managing Director

Activities

Activities

  • Producer
  • Distributor
  • Service provider

Other classifications (for some countries)

SIC (GB 2007) :
Manufacture of other electrical equipment (27900)
NACE Rev.2 (EU 2008) :
(27900)
ISIC 4 (WORLD) :
(27900)
ISIC 4 (WORLD) :
(27900)

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