microactuator

microactuator

[‚mī·krō′ak·chə‚wād·ər]
(engineering)
A very small actuator, with physical dimensions in the submicrometer to millimeter range, generally batch-fabricated from silicon wafers.
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Tenders are invited for Development Of Magnetic Microactuator And Pressure Sensor Based On Permanent Magnet Thin Films
2] and its potential clinical impact: as a microactuator.
of West Hungary, Sopron), that they can only be met with the assistance of intelligent, onboard, microcontroller, microsensor, and microactuator systems.
Comprehensive thermal modeling and characterization of an electro-thermal-compliant microactuator, J.
The device, a thin sandwich of materials called a flexible microactuator, would bend when stimulated by electricity or light and could also be used as a com- ponent of miniaturized instruments.
The low drive voltages (less than one volt) make it possible to consider integrating magnetic microactuators with IC-based control circuitry for use as an electrical power generator as well as a microactuator.
The PZT is driven by a microactuator drive power (E-621 LVPZT controller from Power Integrations Co.
His major achievements include the development of an accurate model to predict precession and rocking of disk drive spindle motors with ball bearing and fluid dynamic bearings; the development of a unified algorithm to predict vibration of rotating machines of arbitrary geometry; pioneering active-passive damping treatments, such as active constrained layer damping; and developing a hybrid cochlear implant using a PZT thin-film microactuator and an electrode array.
This new technology combines innovations in actuation, sensing, control, and assembly at small scales using advanced metal alloys, integrated circuit fabrication, and microactuator technologies to produce 3.
Okugawa, "Motion control of a piezopolymer bimorph flexible microactuator," Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, vol.