HANNOVER MESSE 2020, 20 - 24 April
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Smart Actuation

Active adjustments without mechanics, without kinks, without gaps

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German, English

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Energy Efficiency, Lightweight Construction, Smart Materials & Coatings

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Requirement-specific actuator modules enable new freedom with minimum installation space and minimum weight. Active hybrid composites combine fiber-reinforced plastics and shape memory alloys. Shape memory alloys are metals that can generate large changes in geometry even at low temperature changes. Due to the direct integration of the actuator ? the shape memory alloy elements ? into a fiber-plastic composite, the actuator system is transferred to the hybrid structure and an active shape adaptation of the component is possible. The tailor-made hybrid assembly with integrated actuator elements offers a number of advantages by dispensing with a mechanical system with mechanical couplings and local load introduction points. With this scalable actuator principle, it is possible to use an adjustment function for minimal space, lowest weight and gap-free and kink-free contour to realize. These unique advantages make the technology of active hybrid composites a key to innovative functions.


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