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Artificial Muscles


7-Assortment of Bending Polymeric Artificial-Micro-Muscles

Environmental Robots, Inc. is pleased to announce an exciting new product comprising of 8 tiny little micro-muscles (in a few hundreds of microns range) in an assortment for a price of US $1,667. The assortment package includes: eight (8) different samples of Ionic Polymeric Metal Composite (IPMCs) artificial micro-muscles of a thickness of 20-30 microns and lengths of a few mms. The bending and flexing polymeric artificial micro-muscles which are also micro-sensors and micro-transducers are primarily for Actuation in Air, but they also do work in a wet polar liquid environment, water, blood, biological tissue, and ionic liquid environment. Typically, the bending/flexing artificial muscles in a cantilever mode have a tip motion of about 100's of microns per millivolt. These bending/flexing micro-muscles can also respond to various dynamic voltage signals such as sinusoidal, square wave, triangular wave, saw tooth wave in a linear manner under robotic supervisory control. If they are bent, flexed or squeezed, they generate a few microvolts. These are exciting micro-muscles for scientists and engineers dealing with MEMS, NEMS, nano bio and biomedical research.

Special offer with 20% discount in general and additional 10% discount for academic and research institutions.

8-Fibrous Contractile Artificial Muscle Package:
This package includes an assortment of 2 fibrous chemically contractile (over 100% linear strain) fiber bundles of 6 and 20 polyacrylonitile (PAN) fibers + 2 fibrous electrochemically contractile (over 20% linear strain) PAN fiber bundles of 20 fibers interlaced with graphite fibers plus a dynamic variable voltage/frequency and dynamic voltage frequency signal generator. PAN Gels (muscles) are FDA approved for cervical dilation for pregnant women during delivery and are commercially available and knows as DILAPAN.

Special offer with 10% discount in general and additional 10% discount for academic and research institutions.

9-ERI Laminated Sheet Batteries (IPMCs as Energy Harvesters): Contact ERI for Price

These sheet batteries are made with ionic polymer metal composites (IPMC), are self-powered by harvesting energy from random dynamic motion of their environment, and do not need to ever be recharged. They come in sheets of different dimensions and electrical power output with electrodes attached to them ready to use. Customers interested in this product please let us know the desired dimensions and power output, and we will quote you a price and delivery timeline for your desired product. jamie@environmental-robots.com

10-ERI Joints and Muscles Power Augmentation Systems: Contact ERI for Price
These power augmentation systems, which will be either free-standing or embedded in attires, jackets, coats, pants, sleeves, or boots, are designed and fabricated for people with joint and muscle power deficiencies and disabilities such as paraplegics, quadriplegics, elderly and the disabled people. They will enable the user to convert a very small force or energy to many orders of magnitude (typically 4 orders of magnitude) greater force and energy to perform tasks that they are not normally equipped to perform. Customers interested in this product please let us know the desired application or attire, and we will quote you a price and delivery timeline for the integrated system.

11-Custom Made Special Order of Polymeric Artificial Muscles
Tell us what types of artificial muscle configurations or system you wish to have (size, shape, function, voltage requirement, range of motion, range of forces, frequency requirement, etc.) and any desired systems integration, and we will quote you a price and a timeline to deliver according to your specifications. Customers with specific R&D requirements should contact ERI. Note that ERI has capabilities to meet your needs.

ERI also performs limited product development & services on shape memory alloys (SMA) actuators and artificial muscles, as well.