Fluidic Muscle MAS
In nature, muscles work perfectly: They contract powerfully and relax in a controlled manner. Festo has managed to implement this principle, which applies to the human muscle, in an industrial product. An innovative pneumatic drive is the result: the Fluidic Muscle MAS. This innovation is based on aramid fibers, arranged in rhomboidal fashion and are embedded in a flexible hose. Tremendous tractive force is generated once compressed air is applied.When it comes to automation, Fluidic Muscle MAS provides maximum flexibility of use, up to ten times more force than a conventional pneumatic cylinder, tremendous acceleration and a response that is absolutely stick-slip free.
Source: festo.comAdded: 27 February 2007