An application of mechanical leverage to microactuation

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Preliminary results on the use of mechanical advantage to convert a short-displacement, high-force actuation mechanism into a long-displacement, medium-force actuator are presented. This micromechanical, mechanically-advantaged actuator is capable of relatively large displacement and force values. The target design values are lever ration of 17.5:1 leading to a {plus_minus}17.5 {mu}N of force throughout providing no less than 2.25 {mu}N of force throughout actuator`s range of motion for an applied voltage of less tan 50 volts. The basis for the mechanical advantage is simple levers with fulcrums.

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Sniegowski, J.J. & Smith, C. December 31, 1994.

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  • Sniegowski, J.J. Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  • Smith, C. Wisconsin Univ., Madison, WI (United States)

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Preliminary results on the use of mechanical advantage to convert a short-displacement, high-force actuation mechanism into a long-displacement, medium-force actuator are presented. This micromechanical, mechanically-advantaged actuator is capable of relatively large displacement and force values. The target design values are lever ration of 17.5:1 leading to a {plus_minus}17.5 {mu}N of force throughout providing no less than 2.25 {mu}N of force throughout actuator`s range of motion for an applied voltage of less tan 50 volts. The basis for the mechanical advantage is simple levers with fulcrums.

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OSTI as DE95011883

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  • 8. international conference on solid-state sensors and actuators and 9th biannual international conference and annual European conference on solid-state sensors, Stockholm (Sweden), 25-29 Jun 1995

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  • Other: DE95011883
  • Report No.: SAND--94-3205C
  • Report No.: CONF-950650--1
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 69924
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc703851

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Sniegowski, J.J. & Smith, C. An application of mechanical leverage to microactuation, article, December 31, 1994; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc703851/: accessed October 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.