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Component of a machine in charge of changing some of its parts state with the help of an energy source and command unit Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: Man made
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: approvedPage for proposal


An actuator is a component of a more global system able to change some of the machine states.
This key is intended to precise which technology is used to move a given feature. It applies to several kind of objects, depending of proposed uses and possibilities.

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See also

Valves actuators on Wikipedia