Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of actuator.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • The NTSB had salvaged most of the actuators from the ocean floor and had found no clear evidence of failure, but with perceptions of public safety at stake, the agency asked Boeing for further information.

    The Crash of EgyptAir 990

  • Studded with magnets and electronic muscles known as actuators, a prototype robot developed at MIT can automatically fold itself into an airplane or an origami boat

    Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

  • The turbulence data are then fed into a computer that controls the adaptive mirror, whose back side is studded with so-called actuators, small magnetic pins surrounded by coils.

    innovations-report

  • Studded with magnets and electronic muscles known as actuators, a prototype robot developed at MIT can automatically fold itself into an airplane or an origami boat.

    R&D Mag - News

  • The 767's elevator movements are powered by three redundant hydraulic circuits, driving a total of six control mechanisms called "actuators," which normally operate in unison.

    The Crash of EgyptAir 990

  • Electrotechnical installation including accessories, such as actuators, transformers, measuring devices etc., the main purpose of which is to distribute electric energy to several outgoing lines.

    4. Power transmission and distribution in power supply systems

  • "We can't even replicate these 'actuators' yet," Filitov groused.

    The Cardinal of the Kremlin

  • This time, the fix wasn’t as simple: it required putting twenty-four small air pistons called actuators around the edge on the back of the mirror and pushing and pulling the mirror in tiny adjustments, maybe 10 pounds of pressure each, until it was shaped correctly.

    A Grand and Bold Thing

  • The componentised Windows Embedded CE platform also enables manufacturers to run real-time systems, such as actuators, Smart I/O, a local human-machine interface (HMI), PLCs and a range of small-footprint or rugged devices.

    Manufacturingtalk - manufacturing industry news

  • Fogler said such nanoscrolls could have a wide range of applications, such as actuators whose operation resembles the blinking of one's eyes, valves in lab-on-a-chip devices and even a form of electronic paper.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.