Slapshot Hockey and Football Amusements

Fast moving actuators such as these have the additional design challenge of having to withstand high duty cycles and repeated impact hits. Due to the high moment loads and inertia from high speed launched hockey pucks and heavy footballs, one would expect the actuators life to be greatly reduced. Each of these actuators went on to outlive games in which they were integrated… performing for 10 years without incident.

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