All blog posts below are about actuation using wax actuators. Click on the image to see the whole post.
Wax Pillbox Actuator Testing & Characterization
We designed and built a new pillbox wax actuator without a ‘fill hole’ because that hole took up extra height. We filled hot wax (90˚C) through the piston hole using a ‘shim’ between the o-ring and piston to allow air and excess wax to escape. Below is the test...
Paraffin Wax Actuator Build Process
Main components:Sigma Aldrich Wax PN 327204-1KG ( 53-57˚C MP)TEMPCO Swaged Cartridge Heaters Operating parameters:Voltage: 120 vac, 300 Watt, 109W/sq. in., Diameter: 1/4” Actuation time at 120 volts AC: 75 seconds to fully actuate at full load if ‘cold’ ~(room temp)...
High Force Wax Actuator
This wax actuator develops 125 pounds of force, 60 second actuation time using the expansion of heated paraffin wax to develop very high forces.Our Offices Fishers, IN, USA Silverton, OR, USAContact Us Click here for our web form, we'll get right back to you.Office...
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