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Actuator 101

  • Categories Actuators
  • Duration 6m 2s
  • Total Enrolled 247
  • Last Update January 24, 2022

About Course

This course provides a basic understanding of the function of the aerosol actuator and insert, including: interaction with valve, effect on spray pattern, button actuators, specialty actuators, spouted actuators, and spray through overcaps.

What Will I Learn?

  • What is an actuator?
  • How does an actuator perform?
  • How does an actuator fit onto a valve?

Course content

1 Lessons6m 2s


Actuator Lesson 1

About the instructors

Jon Werner

4.80 ratings (61 )
Manager, Technical Services
2 Courses
357 students

Student Reviews


great info

Great overview


It was a nice explanation of the varying types of actuators.


The explanation of the Acutators, different types and spray patterns, was very informational.

Excellent and informative

Easy to follow

Nice overview.

Very basic ideas of actuators

Great explanation

Very informative!



Good overview

Great introduction to various actuators and showing differences surrounding MBU and NMBU


Very informative content

Quite informative!


informative! thanks.

Great information and visuals.

Very helpful

Thank you

The explanation of different actuator types was very helpful!

I am still relatively new to the aerosol industry so I felt like this was good background for me to understand.

great information


Good presentation.

Well done with good visuals


Great entry level introduction to actuators

Good educational video for those just learning about aerosols


Well presented and covers all the basic types of actuators.

I like this brief overivew of actuadors

Course was very informative.

The course covered a lot of information in a logical progression and was well presented.

Very informative and easily understood

very educational.

very informative

Basic Information, good for someone trying to understand actuators

clear, concise-- information didn't overwhelm.


Material Includes

  • 6 minutes of on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion