Shape memory alloys (SMA) represent functional and innovative alternatives to conventional switches, adjustment units as well as locking mechanisms in home appliances. In contrast to conventional options, the integration of shape memory alloys (SMA) in household appliances saves space as well as complexity and costs.
Applications of shape memory alloys in home appliances
Shape memory alloys (SMA) can be used in a variety of applications in household appliances. As an alternative to temperature-induced actuators made of wax expansion materials with large counter springs, shape memory alloys (SMA) find their application in actuating mechanisms in household appliances. The use of shape memory alloys (SMA) can significantly reduce weight, installation space and costs. At the same time, shape memory alloys (SMA) offer the advantages of a faster response time, longer service life and improved process reliability.
Shape memory alloys (SMA) can also be used to switch, adjust and lock electric motors, significantly improving the use of small electric motors.
How do customers and end users benefit from shape memory alloys in home appliances?
The application of shape memory alloys (SMA) in home appliances succeeds in providing noiseless actuating movements with increased reliability. This efficiently increases end customer satisfaction.