• How accurate are the actuators?  
  • How accurate are the machines?  
  • How much weight can this actuator lift? 
  • How does the actuator perform?
  • How fast is the actuator or machine?

One can calculate the theoretical resolution of the actuator in steps/mm, but how does this work out in practice? How close will the actual distance be to the programmed distance? In an effort to answer these questions, a test rig was built to measure the real world performance of the OpenBuilds actuators.

Actuator Accuracy Test Rig and Results

Actuator Comparison Chart

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