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Survey of elastic actuator applications
Author(s): Alson E. Hatheway
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Paper Abstract

A new class of actuators has been developed over the last few years. The actuators use an elastic medium, often a structural grade of alloy metal, as the transducer and are therefore known as elastic actuators. They may be driven by a wide variety of devices ranging from manual micrometer heads to current waveform generators. This paper describes a half-dozen actuator designs and compares the properties (precision, stability, strength and power) of the actuators that have recommended them for particular applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 2002
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4771, Optomechanical Design and Engineering 2002, (9 September 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.482152
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Alson E. Hatheway, Alson E. Hatheway, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4771:
Optomechanical Design and Engineering 2002
Alson E. Hatheway, Editor(s)

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