Servo Motors
Electromechanical and Drives Technology - A Look Back on 2019
Thanks to our loyal followers for all of the interest in the topics covered in this blog over the past year. In examining the most-read blog posts over the course of 2019, it becomes obvious that...
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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....
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Choosing the Right Rotary Servo Feedback Device - Part 3
This is the final of a three-part series that spoke to the various feedback devices that are provided as options on Parker Servo Motors. Part 1 & Part 2 provided the basic theory of operation for the...
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Improving Hydraulic Systems for Better Performance and Energy Efficiency
For a long time, the use of hydraulic power in industrial processes has been associated with its traditional benefits: high power density, precise control, and long-term performance. Yet...
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Overhauling a Soap Production Line in Record Time
Although the basic recipe for the solid soap bar has not varied much for decades, the process of making this basic commodity has changed significantly since the advent of industrialisation....
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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...
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Gearbox Test Rigs Need Reliable, High-Precision Parts
When it comes to gearbox test rigs deployed in the automotive and aerospace industries, one thing is certain - there is no margin for failure. A test rig or system that is unreliable or...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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