mightyZAP FORCE Control 12Lf Series 27mm stroke firmware update (Oct, 6th, 2021)

Firmware
Author
irrobot
Date
2021-10-06 19:24

We are happy to release the updated Firmware for all mightyZAP actuators. (V20 for Position control lineup  and V2.0 for Force control lineup actuator)
On this page, you can update the firmware for the FORCE control 12Lf series 27mm stroke actuator. Please check the firmware version of your actuator on the Manager software, if it is V2.0 or lower, please update the firmware for performance improvement and some bug fix.

If your actuators already have V2.0 indication along with production lot number on the model plate sticker, you do not need update.

  • IR-USB01 PC USB interface is required to update the firmware on the Manager software.
  • Please install the new Manager software V3.0 optimized for the new firmware. [Download new manager software]
  • Please refer to the firmware update manual for the update. [Download Update Manual]
  • Make sure to install the correct firmware that matches the model name of the actuator you have. When you download the update file, please pay attention to the model name.

Caution

  • If the old firmware has been already applied to your existing equipment, be sure to test the new firmware with the equipment for verification. Although the actuator specifications are not to be changed through firmware update, the operating characteristics may be affected  depending on the characteristics of the equipment, so please be sure to test  the actuator with the new firmware in the equipment.
  • Make sure to download correct model named firmware for your mightyZAP. Download the concerned firmware correctly according to your actuator model.
  • Update single servo only. Do not update with multiple qty of servo motor under serial connection(daisy chain) at the same time.  Otherwise, it may occur some error.
  • In case that incorrect firmware is installed, please process the update with correct firmware update file again.
  • Before update, make sure if all wirings (communication wire, power wire) are properly connected between IR-USB01 & actuator / between PC and IR-USB01.  Then, please do not touch them while updating  as it may occur fatal communication error.  Please contact factory if communication or update error continues.
  • Stroke calibration process will be automatically made after firmware update. So, before firmware update, make sure if actuator is standalone(should not be connected with any mechanical stuff of your application) for proper calibration.

What are updated?

Item Before (Ver.1.5) After (Ver.2.0) Purpose of Update
MODBUS RTU Protocol Not supported MODBUS Protocol and IR Open Protocol can be selected (default setting is IR Open protocol) For better Communication Interface
Baudrate 38400 Not supported Baudrate 38400 Added  Diversification of communication speed options
Force Enable when booting When booting up,  Force Disabled (Force ON after position command) When booting up,  Force Enabled (Force ON immediately after power on even before position command) Prevents pushing when power is applied and improves stability
Return Delay Adjustable (0~255) Changed to a fixed value according to the baudrate (Not adjustable)  For better communication stability
Stroke Pulse width Adjustable Not Adjustable  Improved system stability
Min/Max Position Calibration Not supported Add Min/Max Position Calibration feature Provide start/end point synchronization custom feature
Error state 7Error Indications /Error Shutdown Setting available ;

Instruction Error
Overload Error
checksum Error
Range Error
Stroke Limit Error
Input Voltage Error
2 Error Indications /Error Shutdown Setting available ;

Overload Error
Input Voltage Error
 Simplify Error Display
Error LED Indicator Color Instruction Error (White)
Overload Error (Cyan)
checksum Error (Magenta)
Range Error (Blue)
Stroke Limit Error (Green)
Input Voltage Error (Red)
Overload Error (RED Flickering)
Input Voltage Error (RED Steady On)
Simplify Error Display
Center Difference Adjustable Parameter removed.  Replaced with fixed value  Improved system stability
Compliance Margin Not Adjustable Add new parameter  (Non-volatile)  Feature improvement

Check Firmware version / Firmware Download Link

  • Please refer to the old and new firmware number for each actuator model.
  • Firmware version number can be found on mightyZAP manager software.   Connect your actuator with software, then see "Management"-"Information" window or "System"-"Firmware version".
  • If your firmware version is old version, please update it for better performance.
Model Old Ver.(Current Firmware) New Ver.(Updated Firmware) New Firmware Download Link
(Click Model Name below)
12Lf-12F-27 1.5 2.0 12Lf-12F-27
12Lf-12PT-27 12Lf-12PT-27
12Lf-20F-27 12Lf-20F-27
12Lf-20PT-27 12Lf-20PT-27
12Lf-35F-27 12Lf-35F-27
12Lf-35PT-27 12Lf-35PT-27
12Lf-55F-27 12Lf-55F-27
12Lf-55PT-27 12Lf-55PT-27
12Lf-100F-27 12Lf-100F-27
12Lf-100PT-27 12Lf-100PT-27
The End.