Servo Motors

Synchronous Motors put Swiss-type Machine Builder Ahead in Space Race

Modern Swiss-type lathes have evolved from simple screw machines to high-precision, high-production machines and are now widely used across many industries to completely machine small parts, even...
On July 24, 2018

Servo Motors and Drives Used in Tilting Beds Improve Patient Comfort

In radiographic tilting beds the table upon which the patient is placed needs to be moved and controlled with smooth precision. In this type of application, servo motors and drives play a key role....
On May 23, 2018

Specifying a Motor for a Hazardous Location? What You Need to Know

Hazardous locations are operating environments in which explosive or ignitable vapors or dust are present, or are likely to become present. It is normal for various processing applications where gas,...
On May 2, 2018

Meeting Demand for Efficient Automotive Vehicle Testing & Dynamometers

The automotive vehicle industry has experienced introductions of several new technologies and upgrades. One significant example is the rising amount of electrical content per vehicle. Testing...
On April 19, 2018

Practical Applications for Precision Electromechanics in Photonics

In a world of constant technological advances, the photonics industry is seeing rapid growth with no signs of a slow-down. Photonics is the branch of technology concerned with the properties and...
On February 22, 2018

Five Great Applications for Permanent Magnet Direct Drive Servo Motors

With its high power density and flexible mounting capabilities, permanent magnet direct drive servo motors like the Parker PM-DD series have a proven track record in many manufacturing applications....
On January 10, 2018

A Quick Guide: How Servo Motors Work

The basic theory of operation for brushless servo motors revolves around the principles of magnetism where like poles repel and opposite poles attract. There are two magnetic sources found within a...
On October 5, 2017

Overcoming Motor Inertia - The Five Things You Need to Know

Most engineers recognize that gearheads can be used to create a better inertia match between the object that is being moved and the motor being driven. Put simply, it is dictated by the gearhead ratio...
On June 8, 2017

Can Lighter, Greener Heavy-Duty Trucks Become a Reality?

Today, virtually everything we buy has at some point been on a commercial freight truck, traversing countries and even continents to reach us, the consumer. Commercial vehicle manufacturers are...
On April 25, 2017

Choosing the Right Rotary Servo Motor Feedback Device - Part 2

Environmental factors, performance requirements and communication protocols all factor into selecting a feedback device for your rotary servo motor application. In this post, we’ll look at some...
On April 4, 2017

SLAS 2017 Recap | Motion Control Products | Part 1 of 2

More than 5000 participants from 42 countries attended the recent Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) annual conference and exhibition in Washington D.C. SLAS is the premier show...
On March 15, 2017

What Will Be Trending at Society for Laboratory Automation (SLAS) Conference?

What's changing at SLAS 2017 this year? The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) is having their annual conference and exhibition in Washington D.C. from February 4th - February...
On January 31, 2017

Gearheads | 4 Things to Manage Heat Generation

Design engineers developing applications using servo motors and gearheads must lend consideration to thermal issues. Machine performance requirements have become significantly more demanding, making...
On August 31, 2016

Struggling to Select the Right Encoder Feedback? Read this.

Various feedback devices are often offered as options on rotary servo motors. Feedback devices include optical incremental encoders, absolute incremental encoders and resolvers. Choosing the right...
On July 20, 2016

Tube Bending OEMs Embracing All-Electric Automation

The tube bending industry is seeing a migration from more traditional manual hydraulic process equipment to fully automated "all electric" machinery. Historically, tube bending operations have been...
On July 18, 2016

How to Select the Right Motors & Drives for High Speed Spindle Applications

Need some tips for selecting the optimum motor & drive combination for your latest high-speed spindle application? Read on to find out why this oft-misunderstood process is far simpler than you think....
On February 10, 2016

Talented Engineering Students Build Race-Winning Solar Powered Car

When students from the Polytech Clermont-Ferrand engineering school in Auvergne, France were challenged to develop a prototype solar-powered electric car, they turned to Parker engineers for help. ...
On January 5, 2016

First of 3 Megatrends Driving Change in Life Science Robotics

This post kicks off a series focusing on the drivers of robotics and automation in Life Science and how the market is changing. The series will dig into three megatrends that are transforming...
On June 23, 2015

The Power of Gears to Lower Motion System Cost

Gearing is used in only one-third of the motion control systems currently in service. Gearless system owners take note: using a gearhead with a servo motor or using an integrated gearmotor can enable...
On June 2, 2015

Let Automation Come to You

In today’s modern, fast-paced business environment it is becoming ever more challenging for engineers to spare the precious time needed to visit trade shows. With more and more business being...
On March 18, 2015