Maximum load

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      From the FAQ:

      maximum load I succeeded to lift is 750 grams (including the tool weight)

      Pardon my ignorance, but does this mean that the arm can lift 750 grams + the tool, or is it 750 grams – the tool?

      Also what’s tool are you referring to? is that the interchangeable gripper?

      Thanks for this awesome project!!

      • This topic was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by Mendy.
      Angel LM

        Hi Mendy,
        750g refers to 750g minus the weight of the tool.
        Anyway, I did that test quite some time ago and I am not sure that the value is correct, it will be around that value, but I would not take it as a reference.

        Hope it helps!


          Hi Angel, thanks for the swift reply!

          What’s the main point holding it back from lifting more weight? Is it just motor strength? If so, can I just swap the motor for a stronger one?

          Also, is the tool you’re referring to the interchangeable gripper?

          Hope you don’t mind me bothering again but I’m seriously considering building a Thor and I need to make sure that it can handle the tasks I wanna give it.

          Angel LM

            No problem with that! The purpose of this forum is to answer this kind of questions 🙂

            The main disadvantage when lifting more weight is the strength of the motors. Specifically of the motors of the last 3 joints. While it is true that the motors of joints 1, 2 and 3 are not very strong, the small motors of joints 5 and 6 are not capable of supporting a heavy load.

            Yes, I was referring to the interchangeable gripper as the tool.

            Don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have!

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