IQ Motor heating up


#1

Hello everyone,
We are running a program for Teleopps to slow down certain movements. If you look at our program, motor 11 works a grabber but it does not stop trying to move after it opens or closes. After awhile this makes the motor very warm. Is there a command to put in to stop motor 11 where it is? We do not want it to loose its grip.

Thank you very much!

Daniel


#2

Look at setMotorBrakeMode for three types of actions a motor takes when it is finished with its movement. By default it is set to motorHold and this will run the motor continuously to keep it in the correct position. You can use some other form of tension to keep it either closed or open and use the motor to do the reverse.


#3

Great! I will read up on setMotorBrakeMode. Thank you for the tip!