Actuation Lab receive funding to develop actuators for the dairy industry

Actuation Lab have received a £50,000 part-funded contract for a project titled “Corrosion-resistant Actuators for the Southwest Dairy Industry” by the Business Innovation Fund.
Part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the Business Innovation Fund is delivered by the West of England Combined Authority, for which the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) is the Managing Authority. 

In this project, we seek to develop our current corrosion-resistant, zero-maintenance actuator technology using hygienic, food-safe and sustainable materials, suitable for the Food and Beverage industry. By working with The National Centre for Food Manufacturing at the University of Lincoln, we aim to provide reliable flow control and increase production uptime by mitigating reactive maintenance for failures due to corrosion and rapid wear caused by heavy, repetitive use in caustic environments.  

If you are interested in this project and would like to know more, please email

The Callimorph actuator in a field with dairy products