Servo Motors

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

Why Servo Motors Top Stepper Motors for Precision Liquid Dispensing

Precision non contact dispensing of small liquid volumes requires using a 500µL or larger volume syringe barrel or liquid head, although 1000µL typically works best. These larger volumes allow for the...
On November 25, 2014

How to Dispense Small Volume Liquids With Precision

The trend to decrease volumes of liquids required for sample testing has led fluidics device OEMs to focus on new engineering solutions for better handling precision dispensing. This is a complex...
On November 11, 2014

6 Trends in Robotics for the Life Sciences

There is no doubt that the Life Sciences industry is currently a dynamic environment.  For instance, changing market conditions have tasked life science OEMs with building their products using faster,...
On December 3, 2013

Macro Motion Control and Drive Solutions Meet Demands of Offshore

For offshore OEMs, the space, cost, reliability and performance benefits of single supplier, multiple technology integrated solutions represent a sensible approach in extreme environments. The harsh...
On August 15, 2013

Calculating Winding Temperature of Servo Motors

So, you want to know how to calculate the actual winding temperature of a Parker permanent magnet (PM) servo motor? In the course of applying rotary motors in applications, it sometimes becomes...
On June 26, 2013

When to Use Gearing in Motion-Control Designs Part 2 of 2

The appropriate use of gearing in your motion control application can make it run at lower rpms and provide more torque. Should you decide to use a gearhead, available configurations include...
On June 13, 2013

When to Use Gearing in Motion-Control Designs Part 1 of 2

Estimates say that only about one-third of the motion control systems in service use gearing, although there are good reasons for doing so. For example, when your motion control system must run...
On June 13, 2013