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innovative electric linear actuators

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The issue

The industry often requires short linear positioning operations in automated production plants. The linear movements are conventionally realized mostly by pneumatic actuators. The problems of pneumatic systems are well known: an enormous waste of energy as well as complex infrastructures due to and for the additionally required compressed air.

The solution

With a telescopic electromechanical linear actuator, Smela offers the right solution for replacing pneumatic cylinders or other space-intensive electrical alternatives. Direct plug & play into existing systems is extremely simple, as the dimensions are based on the pneumatic compact cylinders.

high utilization of the stroke over the total installation length

The integrated electromechanical principle allows optimum utilization of the actuator length for the travel.

Following ISO 15552

The scantling dimensions (width/height) are based on standard pneumatic cylinders and allow replacement without mechanical adaptation effort.

SMELA Refurbishment enables cost-effective maintenance

more than 75% energy savings compared to pneumatic systems


up to 80% installation space savings compared to conventionel electrical solutions


quick commisioning, simple controllability without additional sensors



Dr.-Ing. Denis Draganov

Initiator, Co-founder and CTO

Benjamin Horn

Co-founder and CEO

Oleksandr Tyshakin

Co-founder and COO

Florian Pflugfelder

Technical development

Sebastian Benecke

Technical development

Josie Leitner

Teamassist, Backoffice

Hendrik Anderson

Marketing, PR


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SMELA GmbH is supported by funds from the European Social Fund and the state of Saxony-Anhalt within the framework of the ego.-START start-up grant and the innovation assistant. The aim is to develop an innovative and successful product, in particular through support in the project "Development, realization and implementation of an absolute measurement system in SMELA actuators" (project period from 01.11.2020 to 31.03.2022).

The SMELA pre-foundation project was funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the European Social Fund from 01.06.2019 to 31.08.2020 as part of the EXIST program.