What is a Servo Drive and How Does It Work?

Copley servo drive XEC-XPC

What is a servo drive? A servo drive is used to deliver power to a servo motor with feedback designed to accurately control position, speed, and torque in robotic and machine automation systems. Motion control master software may command a servo drive to move to a desired position with a desired profile velocity. It may […]

Akribis Rotary Stages Provide Precise, Repeatable Positioning for Industrial Machinery

Akribis Rotary Stage ADR-B Series

Industrial-strength machinery requires fast, precise motion and robust, high-performance rotary motion components. Akribis ADR-B Series rotary stages meet this demand by providing the best positioning performance to optimize machine productivity. ADR-B rotary stages leverage direct drive brush-less iron core motor technology to provide precise positioning for a wide range of industrial applications. Akribis’ direct drive […]

Moog-Animatics Digital Servo Drive

Responding to the continuing market trends toward greater efficiency and speed, Moog Animatics recently released the DS2020 digital servo drive with Combitronic™ capability. Their DS2020 is a single-axis drive operating a Moog CD series motor delivering high torque capabilities for demanding applications, such as large axes of motion. In 2021, the DS2020 was nominated for […]

Oriental Motor PKP Series Stepper Motor

Oriental Motor’s PKP Series is a 2-phase bipolar stepper motor that offers electrical winding specifications, frame sizes, gear options, encoder options and electromagnetic brake options for the perfect solution in stepper motors. Oriental Motor PKP Series offers: High resolution type – Improved stop accuracy Geared type – Increased torque, rigidity Encoder type – Position verification […]

Oriental Motors Online Catalog for Factory Automation Network

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Oriental Motors has a new interactive online catalog for Factory Automation Networks that highlights the products they manufacture for industrial communication protocols, such as EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT. You can view new catalog here and see what Oriental Motor offers for smarter, connected factories. You can also see the products on Oriental Motor’s Industrial Network Products […]

Everything you need to know about stepper motors

Stepper motors are popular for their ability to position easily and accurately.  The travel amount and the speed can be easily controlled by a digital pulse signal.  Unlike servo motors, stepper motors do not require encoders or complicated PID loops to operate. Easy to Use: 34% Inexpensive: 17% Simple Operation: 16% No Tuning: 12% Other: 21% Therefore, […]

Servo Motor & Stepper Motor Video Demo

VIDEO Oriental Motor’s servo motors and stepper motors offer stable operation in high inertia drive and belt mechanism drive applications without gain adjustment using the servo motors. Also, adjusting the gain manually enables operation under even more stringent load conditions. Contact us to learn more.

Electric Motor & Linear Actuator Video

VIDEO When automated equipment is designed, various factors must be taken into consideration including the production line layout, installation environment, ease of maintenance, configuration of electrical wiring and control system, and so on. This means many man-hours are needed to select the motor and other mechanical components and create a parts list, drawings, operating manuals, […]

Introduction to Motion Control Technology

Many different components are used in a variety of combinations to create a complete motion control or positioning system. IDC offers the broadest range of products spanning the complete spectrum from mechanical actuators to microstepping and brushless servo drives to programmable motion controllers. A successful application depends on choosing the right combination of actuator, motor, […]