Nano Pin Puller (nD3PP)

Compact, linear actuator with space heritage providing a smooth and reliable trigger on orbit. 

The DCUBED Nano Pin Puller (nD3PP), available in Stainless Steel or Aluminum-Titanium, 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 space-qualified 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 part. 

VIDEO: Check out how to trigger and easily reset the DCUBED Nano Pin Puller nD3PP here:

Key Features 

  • Front and Rear Field Resettable in Seconds, up to 400 times 
  • Short Delivery Time (6-8 weeks) 
  • Fully Redundant Actuation 
  • Space Heritage (TRL 9) 
  • Smart SMA Trigger 
  • Ultra Low Shock 
  • Actuation Sensor 
  • Shear Load (Release Load) >50 N 
  • Ultimate Load Rating: 85 N Push-in Load, 1500 N Sideload 
  • Body Size: 17 x 17 x 17 mm 
  • Mass: 12 grams (Aluminum-Titanium) or 25 grams (Stainless Steel) 
  • Temperatures: -65°C to +75°C
  • Customizable Interfaces

Export Control 

  • The DCUBED Nano Pin Puller (nD3PP) is ITAR Free.
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17 x 17 x 17 mm
25 g
Operating Temperature Range:
-35C to 80C