Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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What is an actuator and what is it used for?
“Actuator” is a fancy word for any device that moves. Actuators are the fundamental components responsible for generating movement and force in all mechanical devices and machines. For example, actuators can be used to automatically open and close valves for an industrial process or to drive the controlled movement of a robotic arm. Actuators can also be found in consumer devices--the vibration of your phone comes from a compact haptic actuator. Actuators aren’t just found in human-made systems; in fact, our muscles are a great example of a high performance and versatile actuator.
How do HASEL actuators work?
How are HASEL actuators powered?
What applications can HASEL actuators be used with and in what industries?
Currently, our HASEL actuators are implemented for industrial conveyor brakes, biomimetic unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV’s), and various human-machine interface (HMI) applications. However, countless additional applications are in development and we are always exploring new use cases. Our team of experts are available to provide engineering support for your unique needs. Please, connect with us if you would like a consultation.
Where can I buy HASEL actuators?
Is it possible to purchase products separately from the development kit, such as only one actuator, multiple actuators, or the power supply alone?
On our Products page, you can find the development kit and a description of the standard components offered with the kit. Additionally, you will find tutorials for operating these products. If you need a wider range of customization, reach out to us and we can find (or make) the best solution for you.
How much does the development kit cost?
Since user applications of HASEL actuators vary, the cost of the development kit varies as well. We want to connect with you so that our team of experts can provide you with your exact use case needs. For those that qualify, we are also providing educational discounts for academic applications. For more information about your applications needs and pricing, connect with us.
What are the technical specifications of the development kit?
Are there tutorials or guides for operating the development kit?
Yes! Check out our in-depth operating video to better understand the operation and capabilities of the development kit on the Products page. If you need more guidance and direction, ask our engineers to walk you through the process.
How do HASEL actuators directly benefit you as a user?
What if my HASEL actuators do not work well with my application?
To ensure quality and performance are met, we test every system in-house before shipping. Should HASEL actuators fail to operate well in your application, Artimus is committed to your success. For engineering support, custom solutions, operating instructions, and more, reach out to us.
I have an idea for using HASEL actuators in a use case not listed on this site; can I still work with Artimus Robotics to implement HASEL actuators into my use case?
Why are HASEL actuators an exciting technology?
Currently, what do the career opportunities look like at Artimus Robotics?
What if I have a question that is not listed here?
We are here to help! If you have a question that has yet to be answered on this FAQ, please reach out to us using the contact form below. We look forward to answering your questions.