actuator

An output device which can perform straightforward mechanical tasks, e.g. in Virtual Reality it provides a tactile feedback to the user.

actuator

A mechanical assembly that positions the read/write head assembly over the appropriate tracks.

Actuator

An actuator is a type of motor that is responsible for moving or controlling a mechanism or system. It is operated by a source of energy, typically electric current, hydraulic fluid pressure, or pneumatic pressure, and converts that energy into motion. An actuator is the mechanism by which a control system acts upon an environment. The control sys...
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Actuator

• (n.) One who actuates, or puts into action.
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actuator

noun a mechanism that puts something into automatic action
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Actuator

Ac'tu·a`tor noun One who actuates, or puts into action. [ R.] Melville.
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actuator

A component such as a cylinder, motor, or rotary device that directly helps convert fluid energy into mechanical energy.
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actuator

A device for moving a control surface or throttle by electro-mechanical means
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Actuator

A device that creates mechanical motion by converting various forms of energy to rotating or linear mechanical energy.
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Actuator

A device used to convert fluid energy into mechanical motion.
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Actuator

A device which controls or operates another device.
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Actuator

A device which transforms an electric signal into a measured motion using hydraulic, pneumatic or pyrotechnic (explosive) action.
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Actuator

Device that performs an action or outputs a signal in response to a signal from a computer.
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actuator

functional unit that generates from the controller output variable the manipulated variable required to drive the final controlling element NOTE - If the final controlling element is mechanically actuated, it is controlled via an actuating drive. The actuator drives the actuating drive in this case.
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actuator

the integral part of a component to which an external force is to be applied. Movement of the actuator provides a mean for activating or desactivating the component
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actuator

the part of the actuating system to which an external actuating force is applied NOTE - The actuator may take the form of a handle, knob, push-button, roller, plunger, etc.
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actuator

[n] - a mechanism that puts something into automatic action
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