I think I may have found an inexpensive altnerative to the Linak (PierTech) lifting column.
It is Taixi brand lifting column. They have quite a few options on Aliexpress, https://www.aliexpre...-9d46c1f2526d-6
I'm considering the type A1 with a 200mm x 200mm top plate, 600mm stroke, and a 24v 2500N at 4mm/s lifting capacity.
If my math is correct the initial height of this column is 760mm (29.9") and it's stroke is 600mm for a final extended height of 1360mm (53.5").
Not sure if anyone here has tried an AliExpress lifting column yet, anyone care to check my research and let me know if they think this is a good alternative?
$300 shipped seems like a pretty decent deal for those specs.