TiNi’s mini Frangibolt is based on a #4 size screw and we believe is the smallest, simplest, and most powerful Actuator (considering its size) available in the world today. Once again, the enabling technology is our SCSMA material which provides 3x the stroke of commercially available SMAs. TiNi has been manufacturing these FD04 size Actuators for Cubesat and other applications since 2005 and can readily scale production to meet commercial demand.
TiNi MINI-FRANGIBOLT ACTUATORS OFFER THE FOLLOWING ADVANTAGES:
NEA (Non-Explosive Actuators) – As with all TiNi products, the Mini-Frangibolt is non-pyrotechnic and field reset-able with a minimum qualified life of 60 cycles.
Easy to Reset & Simple to Use – The actuator is reset by the customer in a matter of seconds (i.e. no need to ship back to TiNi). This enables numerous system level testing to be performed prior to flight usage to ensure maximum reliability.
Scalable Design – The same design can be scaled up to a #6 size screw for added strength, or down to a tiny #2 size screw for an even smaller Actuator. Metric sizes available upon request.
Safe to Use and Operate – The Frangibolt does not pose any safety concerns to personnel, is low shock, and insensitive to ESD (Electro-Static Discharge).
Cost Efficient – TiNi has been manufacturing these Actuators for Cubesat and other applications for approximately 10 years now and has streamlined production to be able to produce them at a fraction of the price of traditional non-pyrotechnic release devices.