TiNi’s Micro Latch was developed specifically for “New Space” applications such as hold down and release of Cubesats. It is small in size, fast acting, and a cost effective way to support and release preloads up to 50 lbf.
TINI MICRO LATCH OFFERS THE FOLLOWING ADVANTAGES:
NEA (Non-Explosive Actuators) – As with all TiNi products, the Micro Latch is non-pyrotechnic and field reset-able with a minimum qualified life of 100 cycles.
Field Reset-able and Reliable – The Micro Latch is reset by simply pushing the Coupler Nut back onto the body of the Actuator. The detent mechanism automatically engages with the Coupler Nut allowing immediate testing.
Fast Acting – By directly passing current through the SMA element, TiNi Micro Latch performs in millisecond time frame making them ideal for instantaneous release applications.
12Vdc Bus Voltage – The Micro Latch is designed to operate from a 12 Volt bus voltage as commonly available for Cube Sat deployments. The resistance can be readily changed to suit other voltages if needed.
Auto Shut-Off Switch – Simple Auto Shut Off Switch is incorporated into each Micro Latch to protect the TiNi Trigger. This makes them very “user friendly” and operable from a wide range of current and voltages.