Traditional electromagnetic servo and stepper motors experience electrical and mechanical losses, which result in heat generation and can limit their performance. Piezo motors also experience losses and heat generation, but since they operate via the piezoelectric effect and have no mechanical parts, their performance is affected by different factors. Due to their low conductivity and […]
FAQ: Do piezo motors have any holding force when de-energized?
There are two forces in piezo motor operation that are often confused: stall force and holding force. The stall force is the maximum force a motor can hold while running (i.e. in a dynamic state) before stalling occurs, while the holding force is the maximum load a motor can hold while powered-down (i.e. in a static […]