Micro Pin Puller (uD3PP)

Straight forward release actuator locking mission-critical subsystems during launch and releasing them safely on orbit. 

The DCUBED Micro Pin Puller (uD3PP) is a Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) based release actuator which locks sensitive equipment during launch and safely releases  it on orbit. It is one of the smallest, yet powerful Hold-Down and Release Mechanism (HDRM) solutions on the market. Moreover, it is easily field-resettable, easy-to-use and readily available as a  COTS component. 

VIDEO: Check out how to trigger and easily reset the DCUBED Micro Pin Puller uD3PP here:

Key Features 

  • Front and Rear Field-Resettable in Seconds, up to 400 times 
  • Short Delivery Time (10-12 weeks) 
  • Fully Redundant Actuation 
  • Smart SMA Trigger 
  • Very Low Shock 
  • Shear Load (Release Load) >250 N 
  • Ultimate Load Rating: 120 N Push-in Load (axial), 3000 N Sideload (shear) 
  • Body Size: 25 x 25 x 25 mm 
  • Mass: 40 grams 
  • Body material: Hard anodized Aluminum 7075-T7351  
  • Pin material: Titanium Grade 5 
  • Temperatures: -65 °C to +75 °C 
  • Actuation Sensor 
  • Customizable Interfaces 

Export Control 

  • The DCUBED Micro Pin Puller (uD3PP) is ITAR Free.
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25 x 25 x 25mm
80 g
Operating Temperature Range:
-35 to 80C
Shear Load: