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Mechanics and Construction => Mechanics and Construction => Topic started by: man_from_brighton on July 04, 2015, 02:24:13 PM

Title: linear actuator release?
Post by: man_from_brighton on July 04, 2015, 02:24:13 PM
Hi folks,
I'm trying to build a release for a linear actuator to suddenly fire a weight in one direction. I have a motor attached to a long screw thread to move the weight slowly in one direction. The weight is attached to a spring and so builds up tension as it moves. Does anyone know of a sort of automated "half-nut" arrangement or similar that will spring apart allowing the weight to fly back without having to engage with the thread?
thanks.
Title: Re: linear actuator release?
Post by: mklrobo on July 06, 2015, 03:58:56 AM
 ;D Hello!
I would venture a question, where permissible. Could you explain more of the
setup that you have? And if you cold make a simple "paint" pictorial, I would be more confident
in providing a resolution. Thanks.. ;D ;D
Title: Re: linear actuator release?
Post by: artbyrobot1 on July 10, 2015, 03:20:52 PM
I'd pull the weight down on to the spring from the sides of the weight and then have the pullers spread outward so that the weight is free to shoot out