Most commonly known as NITINOL. SMA actuators are hair sized wires made of nickel-titanium which have the capability to replace a small motor or solenoid.
HOW DO SMAs WORK? The SMA wire contracts a percentage of its length, like a muscle, when electrically actuated or heated. This linear motion can be converted into work which can be integrated in a vast number of applications such as; latches, pumps, medicine dispensers, valves, etc. Its uses are endless encompassing a wide range of industries.
Cost effective: Pennies over dollars.
Reliable: Proven to actuate over 10 million cycles*. (*Longevity depends on wire diameter)
Low power consumption: As low as 45mA for 1 second actuation.
Small package size: SMA wire actuators range from 0.001” up to 0.030” in diameter.
Light weight: SMA wire actuators are lighter than a strand of hair.
Quiet: SMA wires produce zero noise emissions.
INDUSTRIES SMAs HAVE PREVAILED
We have over twenty years of experience successfully integrating SMAs into new products. We look forward to working with you and discussing your current and future SMA actuator integration needs.