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Volz Unveils DA26-D Redundant Actuator for Demanding UAV Applications

Published: 24 Apr 2015
DA26-D Actuator

Volz Servos Launches DA26-D Actuator

Volz Servos GmbH & Co. KG has just released its new fully redundant DA 26-D actuator for applications with highest reliability demands. The redundant – two channel – design of the actuator allows continuous operation even if one of the two channels has failed. All major components such as the electric motors, control and communication electronics, and power supply are available twice (redundant). The position sensor features a three channel design (for 2 out of 3 voting). Additionally there are several sensors integrated to provide diagnostic information such as current consumption, supply voltage levels and temperature readings. All major components of the actuator are continuously diagnosed by the microcontrollers of the actuator and its health status can be read via the redundant RS485 interface.

Phillipp Volz, CEO of Volz Servos said, “Our customers have been demanding a redundant actuator solution to protect air vehicle and payload assets of their UAV’s.” Phillipp went on to say, “our DA26-D actuator provides an advanced redundant actuator solution that is not found in the market today.” Mark Juhrig, CTO of Volz Servos said, “we listened to our customers’ needs and have developed a solution that can be tailored to the application.” Mark went on to say, “the solution can be customized to the application to meet various control and monitoring strategies.”

Volz Servos is a world leader in electro-mechanical actuators and has been designing and manufacturing servo solutions since 1983. Volz has gained the reputation as the experts in compact, highly efficient actuators. The actuators are “Made in Germany” under stringent quality controls (ISO 9001:2008) meeting their customer’s highest expectations for quality and reliability.

Volz Servos’ U.S. representative is UAV Propulsion Tech.

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Posted by Mike Ball Mike is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passions for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years.

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