EBAD TiNi™ Pin Puller
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The EBAD TiNi™ Pin Puller is fast-acting and suitable for a variety of Aerospace applications. Pin retraction is achieved by coupling the recovery characteristics of Shape Memory Alloys with a patented trigger mechanism. Pin Puller pull force ranges from 5 to 1000 lbf with five standard sizes offered as COTS (Commercial Off the Shelf) items.
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Flight Qualified – Since its outer space debut aboard the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft in November 1996, the TiNi™ Pinpuller has been qualified and used on numerous other space applications.
NEA (Non-Explosive Actuators) – As with all the EBAD TiNi™ products, the Pinpullers are non-pyrotechnic and field reset-able with a minimum qualified life of 100 cycles.
Field Reset-able and Reliable – The mechanism is reset by simply re-extending the output shaft or Pin which may be accessed from the front or rear of the Pinpuller.
Redundant Firing Circuit – As with all EBAD TiNi™ Actuators a redundant SMA circuit is incorporated. This provides complete electrical redundancy as well as mechanical redundancy for the critical trigger element.
Fast Acting – By directly passing current through the SMA element, the Pinpuller’s perform in millisecond time frame making them ideal for synchronized and simultaneous release of multiple tie-down payloads.
Auto Shut-Off Switches – Simple Auto Shut Off Switches are incorporated into each Pinpuller to protect the Trigger. This makes them very “user friendly” and operable from a wide range of current and voltages.
The P5 size Pin Puller retracts the output pin with 5 lb (22N) of force, in a matter of milli-seconds. It is capable of supporting applied side loads up to 100 lbf (444.8 N) during peak loading condition such as launch shock and vibration. As with all EBAD TiNi™ products, key attributes include:
- Non-Pyrotechnic and Field Reset-able
- Redundant Firing Circuit
- Maximum Reliability Thru
- Design Simplicity
|Mass||1.06 oz [30 g]|
|Power||1.25 W @ 0.4 A|
|Operational Current||0.4 to 1.5 A|
|Resistance||7.7 ± 0.5 Ω @ 23° C|
|Pull Force||5 lbf [22.2 N] min.|
|Pull Stroke||0.250 in [6.3 mm] min.|
|Axial Load (Actuation)||2 lbf [8.9 N] max.|
|Side Load (Actuation)||10 lbf [44.5 N] max.|
|Side Load (Non-Actuation)||100 lbf [444.8 N] max.|
|Function Time||130 msec. max. @ 0.5 A (23° C)|
|Reusable||By Manual Reset|
|Life||100 Cycles min.|
|Operational Temperature||– 65° C to + 70° C|
All EBAD TiNi™ standard Pin Pullers are rated for a life of a minimum 100 actuation and reset cycles. For continued testing, EBAD provides reset tools of various shapes and designs. Standard Pin Puller reset tools come in two basic designs – A manual “push-pull” type that can be used to reset Pin Pullers up to 10 lbf. (ie P10), and a jackscrew type that is used to reset up to 1000 lbf. All are simple to use and can be readily customized to suit application constraints.