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actuate

[′ak·chə·wāt]
(mechanical engineering)
To put into motion or mechanical action, as by an actuator.
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Heroux-Devtek said this acquisition will allow the company to broaden its existing aerospace product offering into ball screws and actuation systems and will enlarge the company's footprint in North America.
The Boeing Sheffield team will manufacture key actuation systems with improved productivity, enhanced production efficiency and reduced costs while maintaining quality, it added.
Our Engine Brake technology is part of Eatons much broader variable valve actuation strategy, which allows us to look at the complete system more thoroughly than others who do not possess the expertise we have in this area.
Production of the actuation systems will be performed at Triumph's facility in Deeside, Flintshire, with the aftermarket support being provided from the Staverton, Gloucestershire facility.
On a visit to the company's Deeside facility yesterday, First Minister Carwyn Jones said: "This is excellent news and will enable Triumph Actuation Systems-UK & IOM to increase its capabilities and expertise, placing Wales at the forefront of aerospace and defence technology.
The authors showed the influence of contact stiffness and actuation voltage on the final bouncing characteristics.
For all three actuation types, there are options for optical and electronic position feedback.
The purchased business, to operate as Triumph Actuation Systems-Yakima and Triumph Actuation Systems- UK & IOM, has three facilities in Yakima, Washington, Cheltenham, England and the Isle of Man with 475 employees.
The unique symbol hue identification system allows design engineers to quickly identify actuation force ratings.
In 2011, Total Lockout launched Valve Assist, pneumatic and electric actuation tools for wheel operated valves.
The dimensional change can be controlled to exquisite levels, which is why PZT actuation has been the foundation of atomic force microscopes and other applications requiring nanoscale controlled motions.
Woodward Inc (NASDAQ:WWD), a manufacturer of a range of cockpit control and actuation systems, on Thursday announced it has secured new contracts with aircraft manufacturer Bombardier for the CSeries aircraft.