Pyrotechnic gas generators deliver upon initiation a predetermined gas pressure and thus arrange for an actuation to move mechanical elements such as e.g. pistons. In the majority of cases they are remotely and electrically ignited. The build-up of gas pressure is instantaneous.
The generators consist of nickel plated brass casings and have a screw thread at the front end through which a connection to the mechanical element will be achieved. Electric wiring will deliver the necessary electric power for the ignition of the gas generator. The generators have three wires allowing the casing to be earthed if necessary.
Depending on requirements the gas pressure generators can be connected in series.
A gas pressure generator with twin initiations for additional safety and over-pressure.