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Customization of HASEL Actuators: Optimizing for Force

Updated: Jan 31, 2022

HASEL actuators from Artimus Robotics are extremely customizable. Not only are the actuators modular, but their design principles can be easily varied to optimize for specific applications.

Recently, an automotive customer in the Artimus Partnership Program required a higher force output from a fixed-size actuator. This application didn’t need as much stroke, so Artimus engineers improved the design for higher force output and lower stroke output by optimizing the key design parameters to increase force instead of a balance of force and stroke.

The same design parameters can be optimized for applications that are focused on:

  • Force

  • Stroke

  • Speed

  • Lifetime

  • Power Consumption

  • Weight

  • Size

The following video demonstrates the HASEL actuator optimized for force in comparison to the standard HASEL actuator with the same form factor. Please contact Artimus Robotics at to learn more.

About Artimus Robotics

Artimus Robotics designs and manufactures soft electric actuators. The technology was inspired by nature (muscles) and spun out of the University of Colorado. HASEL (Hydraulically Amplified Self-healing ELectrostatic) actuator technology operates when electrostatic forces are applied to a flexible polymer pouch and dielectric liquid to drive shape change in a soft structure. These principles can be applied to achieve a contracting motion, expanding motion, or other complex deformations. For more information, please visit Artimus Robotics or contact

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