• Can I adjust the Force?
    Using “Motor operating rate” parameter, Stall force level can be adjusted, and speed will be adjusted at the same time.

    The stall force is the maximum force of the motor at stall condition and it is 5 times bigger than Rated force.
    And please be advised that Rated force will not be changed at any time.
    For example, in case of L12-20F-3, its rated force is 20N and the rated force 20N will be maintained regardless motor operating rate.
    Use actuator within Rated force range.
  • Can I use mightyZAP at Z axis? (vertically)
    Yes, you can. But, Z axis force is slightly different from its rated force, so please refer to the specification chart. And it is highly recommended to apply "Force Off" command after the rod is positioned so that concerned position can be hold by mechanical frictional force. In this case, motor power will be off while communication is still alive. Please refer to the user manual for more detailed information.
  • What is rated force? Is it maximum force of mightyZAP?
    No. max stall force is 5 times bigger than rated force. For instance, rated 20N force model(like L12-20PT-3), its max stall force is 100N(10kg). But, you are requested to use them within rated force condition for better lifespan.
  • Vertical axis force is same as horizontal force?
    No. they are different. Z axis force is weaker than x/y axis force considering gravity. Refer to the spec chart and data sheet.
  • Can your actuator contineously push or pull the object?
    Considering DC motor characteristic, do not use actuator to push/pull contineously without rest. Also, always check if position command fits with your mechanical limit. There should not be any mechanical hindrance.
  • Can I control force?
    You can control force, but it is not based on current feedback. You can only control operating rate of DC motor. We will release force control feature with current feedback when we release 2nd generation of mightyZAP this year.