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Attention: Notice of counterfeit products

We have noticed that counterfeits or replicas of our actuators have been or are being circulated – especially through online channels such as Ebay, AliExpress, Alibaba, etc.

The counterfeit or replica actuators do not meet the requirements for active pedestrian protection relevant for certification. Nevertheless, they are pyrotechnical counterfeit products which may pose a risk of uncontrolled activation.

We must therefore point out to you that installation via our official authorised partners is the only safe way to obtain, exchange, etc. our original products!

Our company does not sell any of its products through the internet!

The packaging used to ship these replicas also does not comply with the legal requirements regarding the transport of pyrotechnical goods. These look almost exactly like our original products, which makes it very difficult to distinguish the counterfeits from our original products. There is danger of explosion and fire!

We ask you to beware of counterfeits, as we are not in a position to assess suspicious products, ensure their safety or exchange them for original products.

Please also note that we cannot accept or take responsibility for any damage, problems or defects caused by counterfeit products.

We make every possible effort to remove counterfeits from the market, including taking legal action.

Nevertheless: please be vigilant against counterfeit products!

For hints and questions please contact us at

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Pyrotechnic safety for industrial applications

Our products offer enormous advantages anywhere when speed and reliability are required.

Why pyrotechnical solutions from ASTOTEC?

  • Electric compact devises with high power (due to high energy density of pyrotechnics)
  • High flexibility through in-house prototype production and testing
  • Short reaction time
  • Long lifecycle
  • No maintenance needed
  • Withstands extreme environment conditions
  • Reliability

ASTOTEC is your partner with more than 160 years of experience with pyrotechnics and meets the highest safety standards for innovative solutions.


Astotec Automotive´s pyro-fuse can be used to interrupt electric circuits and therefore protect low and high voltage electrical systems in a various field of industrial applications. They can be used to protect all electricity generation, storage and conversion systems, including

  • Photovoltaic and wind turbine installations
  • Various electrified circuits e.g. industrial control cabinets
  • Energy stationary storage & renewable energy generation
  • Fuel cells
  • Charging stations
  • Electrification in transportation (e.g. road, air, ship or rail) and different electric power circuits
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In the event of an incident, overcharging or circuit malfunctions ASTOTEC´s closers provide protection from electrical shocks for users and first responders. Therefore the closer provides a permament short-circuit within less than a millisecond.


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PinPuller - Pulling Actuators

Our PinPuller are mostly used for unlocking, where urgency and reliability are required. They can be used aerospace, mobility, infrastructure, security and much more areas.

Typical retraction distances are in the range 5 to 15 mm, at a level of Fmax approximately 1.5 kN.

The Pin Puller enables pull out operation, activated by generated gas applying our “One Time Energy”.
They can be utilized for various purposes such as an automatic fire extinguisher, safety equipment for emergency and unlocking stoppers.


PinPusher - Pushing Aktuators

Our PinPusher are powerful and available for various applications, such as active bonnets or headrests.

The stroke range is 5 to 130 mm. The maximum force is typically 0.5 kN to 2 kN, in some cases up to 8 kN.

The Pin Pusher enables push out operation, activated by generated gas applying our “One Time Energy”. They can be utilized for various purposes such as an automatic fire extinguisher, safety equipment for emergency, and unlocking stoppers.


Our products for your needs - glass breaker

Glass panes can be destroyed pyrotechnically. In this way, emergency exits can be created or the rigidity of the pane can be reduced before a collision.

Our products for your needs - tube cutter

In an emergency, pipelines can be opened quickly to allow the fluid inside to escape in a controlled manner.

Our products for your needs - micro gas generator

When activated, micro gas generators provide energy in the form of hot gas at lightning speed.

Our products for your needs - bypass switch

If necessary, an industrial plant (wind turbine, …) can be secured by generating a short circuit.

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