AskDefine | Define actuators

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Noun

actuators
  1. Plural of actuator

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Extensive Definition

An actuator is a mechanical device for moving or controlling a mechanism or system.

Examples and applications

Examples include:
  • Motors are mostly used when circular motions are needed, but can also be used for linear applications by transforming circular to linear motion with a bolt and screw transducer. On the other hand, some actuators are intrinsically linear, such as piezoelectric actuators.
  • In virtual instrumentation actuators and sensors are the hardware complements of virtual instruments. Computer programs of virtual instruments use actuators to act upon real world objects.
Magnetic Actuator

References

actuators in Afrikaans: Aktueerder
actuators in Catalan: Actuador
actuators in German: Aktor
actuators in Estonian: Täitur
actuators in Spanish: Actuador
actuators in French: Actionneur
actuators in Indonesian: Aktuator
actuators in Italian: Attuatore
actuators in Dutch: Actuator
actuators in Japanese: アクチュエータ
actuators in Polish: Urządzenie wykonawcze
actuators in Portuguese: Atuador
actuators in Russian: Исполнительное устройство
actuators in Chinese: 致動器
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