I need to find a linear actuator that can extend to multiple times it's length. I am going to be fixing the actuator horizontally and it will carry a light vertical load.
So far I have thought of using something similar to the mechanism in a scissor lift. However, this is intended for a CNC application and needs high precision, and I'm not sure a scissor lift design would be rigid enough vertically when place horizontal. The system will eventually be feedback controlled so some give can be tolerated.
Is there something other than a scissor lift design that would be better suited to this application?