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This paper proposes the analysis of a control loop system employing a Terfenol-D actuator driving a real mechanical load. The aim of the paper is to analyze the performances of such a system when a strategy of hysteresis compensation is employed. Such strategy has demonstrated its effectiveness in simpler feedback systems (with no mechanical load) by improving the tracking error, decreasing the control signal so as to avoid saturation and harmful stress to the actuator. As a consequence, the algorithm allows also to reduce energy losses in the actuator.