noun: One that activates, especially a device responsible for actuating a mechanical device, such as one connected to a computer by a sensor link.
Angliško žodžio naudojimo pavyzdys:
The motor and 5: 1 gearbox are Swiss made, and the rudder actuator is sensitive to 64-steps, allowing 180-degree turns within a 12-foot-wide room.
BGW: how about the word actuator instead of trigger with respect to Mr. Redneckerson...it carries more of the engineer chic that is so popular with the kids these days.
Applying a voltage between the indium-tin-oxide coating and the film can cause it to bend downward, into the groove in the plastic: the film becomes an "actuator" - the moving part in a MEMS.
The ribbed thing in this photo is one end of a Von Weise actuator, which is designed to tilt the dish left and right, to point at different satellites.
There's an included pamphlet with a paragraph each devoted to "actuator," "worm gear" and "motor," but I understand dictionaries also contain those words, and are much more efficient at killing bugs to boot.
irenginys (mechanizmas), kuris jungia ka nors į automatinį veikimą