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Scaling of midsized, patented, low energy, light weight, highly efficient actuator to meet the demands of smaller and larger scale applications


Buiding on our highly successful SME Instument Phase 1 Project, The Smart Actuator Company Ltd develops smart, RIFT Driven® actuators. Our first was delivered to market in Q3-2013.

The system is proven to use 25% less copper, be 80% lighter and 75% more energy efficient than our competitors. Early success means that the first two years production scheduling is already sold to 90% capacity and The Smart Actuator Company now own global rights for the use of RIFT Technology in electrically powered actuators.

Put simply, we believe our technology is a game changing product capable of delivering benefits worldwide by dramatically reducing;

• energy required to automate everyday tasks in many applications
• volume of raw materials, including copper and magnets, used to manufacture automated systems
• inventory and therefore administration complexity
• weight, thereby reducing fuel use in logistics and shipping
• Carbon Footprint in manufacturing and distribution
• need for sourcing manufacturing capability outside Europe

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Net EU contribution
€ 2 287 620,13
First Floor Shaw House 110-114 Barnards Green Road
WR14 3ND Malvern
United Kingdom

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West Midlands (England) Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire Worcestershire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 1 834 666,52