Robotic servo-motors – allowing robots to grip for decades

Jul 29, 2013

Production lines can benefit from integrating a servo-motor robot onto their production line. They offer a high-rate of repetition and can maintain incredible precision. Servo-motor robots are also able to bring higher standards of speedy, accuracy, and prevent a better product.


Robot­ic ser­vo-motors have been around for decades for use in sev­er­al dif­fer­ent items and appli­ca­tions. These lit­tle motors are small and ener­gy-effi­cient, which makes them viable for use in every­thing from toy cars to air­planes to robots.

Accord­ing to an arti­cle in jame​co​.com, a robot­ic ser­vo motor is basi­cal­ly a small motor with an instru­ment to mea­sure elec­tro­mo­tive force and a con­trol cir­cuit. A ser­vo-motor is con­trolled by a ser­vo-dri­ve, which is some­times locat­ed on the motor and some­times sep­a­rate. The motor gets an elec­tron­ic sig­nal from the dri­ve for motion con­trol and sends feed­back about motion back to the drive.

While ser­vo-motors can be used in radio-con­trolled air­planes for posi­tion con­trol, accord­ing to the arti­cle, and rud­ders, robot­ic ser­vo-motors are com­mon­ly used for walk­ing robots and oper­at­ing robot­ic grip­pers.

Ser­vo-motor robot­ics can be used even in the harsh­est of envi­ron­ments, much like the robots they oper­ate. These ser­vo-motors are per­fect for those con­di­tions, espe­cial­ly those where hygien­ic stan­dards need to be met through high pres­sure wash­ing and tem­per­a­ture changes.

Ser­vo-motor robot sys­tems are also used for in-line man­u­fac­tur­ing. They are attrac­tive to man­u­fac­tur­ers because of their high-rate of rep­e­ti­tion and abil­i­ty to main­tain pre­ci­sion. With robot­ic ser­vo-motors, robots are able to main­tain these stan­dards of speed and accu­ra­cy, which only speeds up the pro­duc­tion line and helps man­u­fac­tur­ers cre­ate a bet­ter product.

Robots​.com, a cer­ti­fied inte­gra­tor of robots from Fanuc, Motoman, ABB, Uni­ver­sal Robots, and KUKA, has sev­er­al robot­ic mod­els that use ser­vo-motors. These robots have end-of-arm-tool­ing grip­pers that work on assem­bly, pick and place, pack­ag­ing and pal­letiz­ing lines.

For more infor­ma­tion on robot­ic ser­vo-motors and the many appli­ca­tions they can enhance, con­tact Robots​.com online or at 8777626881.

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