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actuator

A motion-generating device driven by an electroactive polymer, which moves in response to electricity.

actuator

(ak′choo-āt″ŏr)
A component of a mechanical or electronic device that initiates a given action.
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With 167 tables and figures supporting the Actuator market analysis, this research provides key statistics on the state of the industry and is a valuable source of guidance and direction for companies and individuals interested in the market.
Ultra-high vacuum (piezo actuators in versions specially designed for ultra-high vacuum)
The window provides positional and warning icon information, whilst actuator setup and operating menus along with detailed diagnostic and operational data screens are clearly displayed in dot matrix format.
Figure 15a and b shows the measured results for the maximum weight using unheated actuators and preshaped actuators, respectively.
Nonlinearity of the actuator is given by static characteristic of the actuator and describes dependence of actuator arm position on muscles pressures.
At no point in the publication does it state that these actuators can be installed on the wrong side, or that the solid hydraulic line going down the length of the actuator has to face forward.
The dependence on ATP means there is a dependence on a special chemical environment" for many actuators from nature, says Mavroidis.
During the late 1970s, Textron Systems delivered the first of 129 actuators used on the four shuttle orbiters.
The project will apply a robust algorithm able to handle these variations using an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) chip with ultrahigh control bandwidth density for precise control of the MEMS actuators.
When enhanced with the twin option, dual actuators drive the cleaning disc and the filter removes suspended solids of 15 microns or larger.
This obviously poses a significant access density problem, as the potential amount of traffic in and out of a single actuator becomes a bottleneck.
Created by SPS, EMP Actuators are the world's thinnest, lightest and most flexible actuators with optimal response in both the haptic and auditory frequency ranges.