ARQUIMEA develops off-the-shelf and custom actuators and mechanisms based on Shape Memory Alloys (SMA). We are the leading European supplier of SMA-based actuators, including our family of non-explosive field-resettable Hold-Down & Release Mechanisms (HDRM) known as REACT.
SMA are alloys that “remember” their original shape and that when deformed return to the pre-deformed shape when heated. SMA are a lightweight, solid-state alternative to conventional actuators such as hydraulic, pneumatic and motor-based systems. They are commonly used in all kinds of industries, such as aerospace, automotive, biomedical or robotics.
We use our proprietary high-temperature SMA called SMARQ to design actuators and mechanisms suitable for operation between -125 and +125ºC.