The September 2018 issue of Design World features an article on SMA-based linear actuators, highlighting Kinitics technology and the KLA05 Linear Actuator. The article, written by Lisa Eitel, is “Shape Memory Alloy Linear Actuators: A New Option For Positioning” and details the basics of SMA material, how it can be used in a linear actuator, and how feedback sensors and a controller can be utilized with the actuator to output complex motion profiles along with fine positioning and force control.

 

The article is online at Design World as well as Linear Motion Tips. Read the online version of the article here: Shape Memory Alloy Linear Actuators: A New Option For Positioning. You can also check out the complete Design World issue online here: Design World September 2018.

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