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Sep7-09, 10:21 AM
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Thanks. Solenoid actuator is also one area we are thinking of using but we worry that the impulsive force may not be sufficient.

I am thinking of piezo impact drive mechanism (IDM). A google search of IDM reveals mostly research paper rather than suppliers. I'll google search again. Not sure if IDM will work or not. Does anyone have any idea of any actuator company that provides IDM?


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How about maybe a long-throw solenoid in the handle, with a rubber 'snubber' at the end? With appropriate gearing and/or leverage, its impact might be translated to a horizontal feedback that mimics a real tennis stroke.
Sorry that I don't know of any sources, or more bout the subject.