A Little about Servo Amplifiers

Aug 26, 2014

Using servo amplifiers helps to improve the robot's overall functionality. Servo amps help to improve a robots speed, accuracy, and overall product quality. These amplifiers are able to pass on feedback to the motor and the command control. Robots.com offers a wide range of new and refurbished robots and parts, so contact experts today to get started automating!


Ser­vo ampli­fiers, or ser­vo amps for short, are dri­ves that are used to pow­er elec­tron­ic ser­vo­mech­anisms, such as ser­vo motors. A ser­vo amp trans­fers sig­nals from the com­mand mod­ule of the robot, and trans­lates them for the ser­vo motor, so the motor knows how much it should move at any giv­en time. By using ser­vo ampli­fiers, ser­vo motors are able to per­form more con­sis­tent­ly, mean­ing that the path tra­jec­to­ry and over­all motion of the robot is more smooth and con­sis­tent dur­ing its appli­ca­tion cycles.

There are sev­er­al advan­tages to using ser­vo ampli­fiers and their sub­se­quent motors for a robot­ics sys­tem, as opposed to using tra­di­tion­al AC or DC motors. The main advan­tage is the feed­back that these ampli­fiers are able to pass on to the motor and the com­mand con­trol. Because there is feed­back, oper­a­tors are able to watch for pos­si­ble motion issues and any unwant­ed motion.

With these types of ser­vo­mech­anisms in use, a robot’s over­all func­tion­al­i­ty is great­ly improved. By improv­ing the over­all motion of the robot, a ser­vo ampli­fi­er is also con­tribut­ing to the oper­a­tion of the robot as a whole. The speed and the accu­ra­cy improves, and that enhance­ment also trans­lates to the qual­i­ty of the prod­uct the robot is help­ing to produce.

Are you inter­est­ed in learn­ing more about ser­vo amps, motors or oth­er ser­vo­mech­anisms that are avail­able for indus­tri­al robots? If so, then you should call Robots​.com. Our staff is ready to help you build and cus­tomize every aspect of your robot­ic sys­tem to improve the func­tion­al­i­ty of your appli­ca­tion, as well as your over­all productivity.

For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact Robots​.com today at 8777626881.

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