Lightweight, Thin, Flexible, Spring-like Actuators
with Traction ON/OFF
Pneumatic Artificial Muscle
Thin and Lightweight, Great Pulling Power that Does Not Match its Appearance
Pneumatic Artificial Muscle “Pneumuscle” is a type of soft actuator that generates traction (pulling force) by contracting like a human muscle when compressed air is supplied to the built-in rubber tube.
Although it is one of the lightest actuators (10 g) and slimmest (max. 10 mm or less), it provides enough traction force to lift a 4 kg object.
Since the traction force can be turned ON/OFF and the actuator is flexible, it is suitable not only for small or complex-shaped devices but also for incorporation into devices that are designed to be worn.
Currently used in robotics and gripper research, these actuators have a promising future.
Two types with different diameters and different traction (pulling force) are available.
Both types of lengths are available in the range of 100~1000 mm in 100 mm increments as standard products, but lengths can also be specified in 1 mm increments. (Note: The tolerance is ±5mm.)
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Directly inserts into a quick joint, making it easy to connect to an inflating tube!
Flexible enough to bend even when pressurized and contracted (Please watch the video of a plastic bottle being lifted).