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 enzo2015 (Industrial) 22 May 05 11:34
 sorry for this simple question, but I am trying to figure out a servo driven linear actuator's pushing force. The catalog states that the load is 600 in "N" measurement. Is this a metric measurement for something under Kilogram? Any help would be appreciated, thank you
 aviat (Aerospace) 22 May 05 11:49
 N is a Newton, which is a measure of force, or a force which when applied to a body having a mass of one kilogramme, gives it a acceleration of one metre per second squared.
 Nigel (Aeronautics) 22 May 05 22:17
 In SI units (system international or metric) the standard measure of mass is the kilogram and the standard measure of force is the Newton.  If a lifting device is rated at 600N for example, on earth this would be divided by 9.81m/s/s (accelleration due to gravity) to determine the mass in kg that could be lifted. Nigel Waterhouse B Eng (Hon's)Can-Am Aerospace,LLC, Canadian Aircraft Certification Centrewww.canamaero.com

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