actuation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n actuation the act of propelling
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Actuation A bringing into action; movement.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n actuation A putting in motion or operation; communication of active energy or force.
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Quotations

  • Mme. Roland
    Mme. Roland
    “Selfishness, not love, is the actuating motive of the gallant.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. LL. actuatio,

Usage

In literature:

Many, actuated by love for Lanfranc, gave their lands to the convent.
"Account of a Tour in Normandy, Vol. II. (of 2)" by Dawson Turner
Happy, indeed, would it have been for mankind, if Governments had never been actuated by any other policy.
"The Merchant of Venice [liberally edited by Charles Kean]" by William Shakespeare
He was not at all actuated by a desire to obtain the reward, but by pure love of justice.
"Cobwebs From an Empty Skull" by Ambrose Bierce (AKA: Dod Grile)
This agent is matter actuated by extreme heat, and expanded with amazing force.
"Theory of the Earth, Volume 1 (of 4)" by James Hutton
I am not actuated by such motives.
"The Dock and the Scaffold" by Unknown
He may have been actuated by malice.
"The Making of Arguments" by J. H. Gardiner
His spirit, however, seemed yet to actuate the survivors.
"Great Britain and Her Queen" by Anne E. Keeling
True it is there are many feelings that actuate me at this moment.
"Speeches from the Dock, Part I" by Various
These two motives, the one egoistic and the other altruistic, actuated all the Roman emperors in varying degrees.
"The Common People of Ancient Rome" by Frank Frost Abbott
Such emotions as these actuated the ladies; and when the guests had gone they joined their aunt once more, and deliberated.
"The American Baron" by James De Mille
I know not what are the motives which actuate you.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXXIX. January, 1844. Vol. LV." by Various
At that moment her mother was approaching, and at her side walked Woodhull, actuated by his own suspicions about Jackson.
"The Covered Wagon" by Emerson Hough
It was palpable to the scrutinizing observer, that it was not the sin of slavery which actuated the zeal of Beecher.
"The Memories of Fifty Years" by William H. Sparks
His tears were shed, however, when, actuated by the idea that times would be easier up North, they moved to Dalesford.
"The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
That she was under restraint was evident; but still she did not appear to be actuated by fear.
"Japhet, In Search Of A Father" by Frederick Marryat
A sense of race pride seemed to stir and actuate every man.
"History of the American Negro in the Great World War" by W. Allison Sweeney
I am loth to repress the noble impulses by which you are actuated.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 337, November, 1843" by Various
You will understand me, I am sure, and believe that I am actuated by the kindest of motives.
"Bad Hugh" by Mary Jane Holmes
In all this service, if I know my own heart, I have been actuated by no selfish motives.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
But these reasons, though not imaginary, were not those which really actuated him.
"Life of John Milton" by Richard Garnett
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In poetry:

Should ardent love impel
And actuate my soul,
Still may celestial fires prevail,
And every thought control.
"Hymn II" by William Duke
He'd wear a mask and muffling cloak,
Not, you will understand, in joke,
As some assume disguises;
He did it, actuated by
A simple love of mystery
And fondness for surprises.
"The Sensation Captain" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Piezo elements and piezo actuators are ideal for medical applications because they generate linear motions very precisely without detours, and they are easily matched to the relevant application environment.
Piezo elements or piezo actuators make ideal pump d rives.
Rack-and- pinion rotary actuators are suitable for compressed air environments, including those that are filtered, lubricated, or non-lubricated.
Air entering rod end of cylinder retracts piston rod to actuate clamp.
The dispenser shall be an electromechanical device for dispensing either the pure tea or sugared tea powder and mixing it with tap water upon manual actuation of a momentary-on electrical switch.
Two new actuator/sensor interface modules from Belden are highly resistant to cooling lubricants and feature high signal density.
Actuate and MicroStrategy want to expand BI's potential for business.
Actuate, MicroStrategy Beef Up the BI Quotient .
Rack-and-pinion rotary actuators are suitable for compressed air environments, including those that are filtered, lubricated, or non-lubricated.
In this paper, we have discussed robust formation control problem of multiple mobile robots with parametric uncertainties and actuator saturations in the environment with obstacles.
The helical rotary actuator is composed of a tubular housing and only two moving parts: a central through shaft and an annular piston sleeve.
Flowserve has announced the availability of the Limitorque MXa electric actuator with up to a SIL 3 safety rating.
A new module designed by AUMA provides enhanced Safety Integrity Level ( SIL ) capability for electric actuators.
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SCHUNK now offers a compact valve box, which is directly attached to the PGN-plus gripper and helps to increase actuation speed by up to 100.
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In science:

This plate is supplied with holes in which are inserted, from the bottom, the electromagnetic actuators.
Calibration of force actuators on an adaptive secondary prototype
Currents driven on the coils of the actuators generate an electromagnetic force pattern that deforms the mirror acting on the magnets.
Calibration of force actuators on an adaptive secondary prototype
Inside each actuator is placed a security magnet, called bias magnet, which is used to sustain the mirror in case of a current blackout .
Calibration of force actuators on an adaptive secondary prototype
Finally, the heat sink of the actuators is assured by a thick cold plate, to which the actuators are fixed.
Calibration of force actuators on an adaptive secondary prototype
This system requires calibration because of the differences between the driven force on the actuators and the measured force by the control electronics.
Calibration of force actuators on an adaptive secondary prototype
The actuators of the P45 deformable glass provide the needed currents to move the mirror acting on the magnets, by introducing forces orthogonal to its surface.
Calibration of force actuators on an adaptive secondary prototype
In order to obtain the equilibrium, at a given distance from the reference plate (typically 68µm), the cardinal equations of statics must be satisfied: the sum of forces and torques driven to each actuator must be equal and opposite to the sum of the other forces and torques acting on the mirror.
Calibration of force actuators on an adaptive secondary prototype
The ci N are the forces driven to the actuators by the control electronics, that we call commanded forces ; and the f i N are the forces really measured by the capacitive sensors, that we will call emphtrue forces.
Calibration of force actuators on an adaptive secondary prototype
The requested driven force sets are obtained as follows: the mirror is deformed driving each actuator in a determined position; the shape is applied from the closed loop system, that automatically controls the forces to keep the mirror stable.
Calibration of force actuators on an adaptive secondary prototype
As the bigger strokes on the stiffness modes are typically less than 1µm (and reach values around 1µm only for some actuators in the tip-tilt modes), this noise was disregarded.
Calibration of force actuators on an adaptive secondary prototype
The currents driven on the 45 actuators reproduce the stiffness modes of the mirror.
Calibration of force actuators on an adaptive secondary prototype
The forces measured on each actuator for these 45 shapes, and the respective 45 negative shapes, constitute a cycle of 90 measurements.
Calibration of force actuators on an adaptive secondary prototype
Experimental data on the force calibrations of the P45 suggest that it is possible to calibrate the system using an IDL code that acquires the current measurements driven to the actuators.
Calibration of force actuators on an adaptive secondary prototype
Furthermore, if an actuator, a magnet, or a coil of the actuator is substituted, it is possible to obtain a new calibration using the developed procedure.
Calibration of force actuators on an adaptive secondary prototype
Back surface of a thin deformable shell, magnets glued on its back, reference plate, actuators, and a cold plate.
Calibration of force actuators on an adaptive secondary prototype
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