The Kinitics KLA shape memory alloy actuator and KPP pump use proprietary Bundled Wire technology to deliver high force/pressure and actuation speed in a small package. The Kinitics Linear Actuator can be easily configured to supply a pushing or pulling force, while the Kinitics Pump can act as a master cylinder or a reciprocating piston pump.

Using the Kinitics Controller, the Kinitics shape memory alloy actuator products can be used in anything from the simplest to the most elaborate of control strategies. The Kinitics Controller interfaces with a standard PLC using discrete I/O and an analog 4-20ma input for complex control using a number of possible feedback strategies.

KVA Valve Actuator is available in long and short configurations for CleanTech gas emissions reduction

KVA Valve Actuator

Replaces methane venting pneumatic actuators
Its' innovative mechanics allows for constant motion to maintain a steady flow of gas out of the system for effective venting in process control applications.
KVA Valve Actuator
Kinitics Automation Limited KLA Linear Actuator for positioning applications

KLA Linear Actuator

High force-to-size ratio with forces up to 2600 N
The Kinitics Linear Actuator can be easily configured to supply a pushing or pulling force. Due to the inherent lack of moving parts the actuator requires very little maintenance and produces very little noise.
KLA Linear Actuator
Kinitics Automation Limited KPP Piston Pump Actuator for Flow and pressure control

KPP Piston Pumps

Rated pressures up to 100 Bar (1450 psi)
Displacement and flow control is possible through the addition of a linear sensor while pressure control is possible through the use of a pressure sensor.
KPP Piston Pumps

Why Choose Kinitics?

Kinitics shape memory alloy actuators and piston pumps use Shape Memory Alloys and Kinitics’ proprietary Bundled Wire technology, and can fit in a variety of applications. The products offer a number of features and benefits that distinguish them from other types of actuators and pumps.

  • Kinitics KLA Linear Actuators can deliver a precision stroke distance at a higher force than actuators of similar dimensions.
  • The Kinitics Controller is reduced in cost and complexity and can be operated on a variety of power sources.
  • The Kinitics Linear Actuators and Piston Pumps require considerably less infrastructure (such as that required by hydraulic or pneumatic systems) for operation compared to conventional actuators.
This chart compares the capabilities of Kinitics Shape Memory Alloys technology against other actuator technologies on the market.
This chart compares the capabilities of Kinitics technology against other actuator technologies on the market.
The above table demonstrates that Kinitics Automation Actuators can be used for position control, maintain peak force, have direct linear action and are self powered
  • Position control: Can the end-effector hold position before the end of travel?
  • Maintain peak force: Can the end-effector maintain peak force over time?
  • Direct linear action: Is the source of force linear (i.e. non-rotary)?
  • Bi-directional: Can the end-effector be driven backwards?
  • Self-powered: Can the unit function without ancillary equipment such as pumps, valves, etc.?

See a Kinitics KLA05 Linear Actuator and KCA020 Controller in action as the actuator is run through a sequence of three lifts that showcase various features on the Kinitics Automation Test & Development Stand.