Your browser does not support JavaScript
Rilco - A Division of Triad Technologies
513-530-0055   5012 Calvert St. Cincinnati, OH 45209 RMA Request
 
Applications of Servo Motors
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The high-tech robots we see today that are able to move their arms freely to pick up objects and place them on the desired location, mostly use servo motors to achieve the precise movements.

Servo motors are a type of DC motor that enable precise controlling of an angular position.

These motors lower their speed with the help of gear. The revolution cutoff of most servo motors is from 90 degree to 180 degree while some have the cutoff of 360 degree or more. However, servo motors are not always rotating. Their rotation is limited between fixed angles.

Servo motors are critical for applications that require precise control. Some applications where servo motors are commonly used today are discussed below:

Robotics

A servo motor is used in joints of a robot to actuate its movement and give the robotic arm precise angular control.

Conveyor Belt

Servo motors are used in conveyor belts to start, move and stop the belt at particular positions, for example, in bottling/packaging products and labeling them.

Auto Focus in Camera

A servo motor of extreme precision is built into cameras to correct the lens and sharpen images that are out of focus.

Robotic Vehicle

Servo motors are used in bomb detonation vehicles and other military applications, where it controls the torque of the wheels to start, move and stop the vehicle and manages the speed as well.

Solar Tracking

In solar panels, servo motors are used to adjust the angle of panels automatically so that each panel continuously faces the sun and maximum solar energy is harnessed.

Metal Forming and Metal Cutting Machines

With servo motors, precision motion control is achieved for lathes, milling machines and in fabrication of metal for different items like automotive wheels, jar lids, etc.

Antenna Position

Similar to angle control of solar panels, servo motors are also used for controlling telescopes and antennas for proper reception of signals.

CNC/Woodworking

Servo motors provide control over woodturning mechanism that shapes stair spindles and table legs. These motors also assist in drilling holes in these products to assemble them properly.

Textile Industry

Servo motors allow controlling industrial weaving and spinning machines, knitting and loom machines that produce textile like fabrics and carpeting and wearable items like caps, socks, mittens and gloves.

Printing Pressing

In printing press, servo motors are used to start and stop the printing head on precise locations on the page and move the paper along for printing graphics or text in exact places, whether it is a magazine, newspaper or a book.

Automatic Doors

Automatic doors at supermarkets are a prime example of servo motors. Servo motors control automatic doors with the help of sensors connected with these motors.

If servo motors were not there, many applications we see today would not have been possible. If you’re looking for servo motors for either commercial or industrial use, get in touch with Rilco Industrial Controls.



 
 
Subscribe To Our Blog

Blog Categories

  • General Interest
    • 08/13/2018 - All You Need to Know About Mot
    • 07/25/2018 - 5 Reasons Why Through-Beam Pho
    • 07/09/2018 - The Importance of Barcode Read
    • 06/25/2018 - Automation in Manufacturing
    • 06/08/2018 - 4 Types of Encoders and Their
    • 05/23/2018 - Learning about Speed Sensors
    • 05/07/2018 - 4 Things to Know About Motion
    • 04/20/2018 - 4 Benefits of Barcode Readers
    • 04/05/2018 - 4 Ways in Which Technology has
    • 03/22/2018 - Everything You Don’t Know Abou
    • 03/06/2018 - The Importance of Automation i
    • 02/27/2018 - Importance of Sensors in Indus
    • 02/07/2018 - Applications of Servo Motors
    • 01/23/2018 - How Automation Can Improve Pro
    • 01/08/2018 - Role of PLC in Automation
    • 12/07/2017 - SICK Ready-To-Install Safety S
    • 12/01/2017 - PSS67 PLC: Thinking Outside th
    • 11/28/2017 - PSENmat – Safety with "Virtual
    • 11/21/2017 - AZM201: Now Even Better Tamper
    • 11/07/2017 - Safety to Cloud - Schmersal’s
    • 10/31/2017 - Safe Guard Locking and Safe In
    • 10/17/2017 - Weidmüller Strengthens Its Pre
    • 10/07/2017 - Robust and Secure – Your Two M
    • 09/18/2017 - Don’t Let Size Fool You
    • 09/07/2017 - Small But Mighty
    • 08/30/2017 - What’s Next for PULS?
    • 08/15/2017 - PULS Acquires Etasyn
    • 08/05/2017 - Solving Quality Control Issues
    • 07/28/2017 - Light Curtains and Safety Lase
    • 07/14/2017 - SICK USA Brand – The Who and t
    • 06/30/2017 - PNOZ s30 – Making Safe Turns S
    • 06/27/2017 - Which PNOZ Safety Relay is rig
    • 06/09/2017 - Pilz Automation Safety PLC – T
    • 05/30/2017 - Schmersal Sets New Standard fo
    • 05/20/2017 - Schmersal rolls out new safety
    • 05/10/2017 - Schmersal announces its member
    • 04/28/2017 - Weidmüller – the who and the w
    • 04/19/2017 - Weidmuller launches into the f
    • 04/04/2017 - Weidmuller Brings Home the 201
    • 02/12/2017 - Schmersal Releases New Safety
    • 01/31/2017 - Why PULS DIN-rail Power Suppli
    • 01/23/2017 - New PULS Redundancy Module
    • 01/10/2017 - PULS Releases New Buffer Modul
    • 12/12/2016 - Internet of Things: Home Autom
    • 10/31/2016 - Internet of Things: Home Autom
    • 07/28/2016 - Trends in Industrial Automatio
    • 05/12/2016 - Lasers are at Home on the Farm
    • 03/16/2016 - Discover Intelligent Solutions
    • 12/17/2015 - Faraday Future Takes on Electr
    • 11/13/2015 - Electric Vehicles: There’s Mor
    • 05/18/2015 - Benefits to Using Light-Emitti
    • 04/18/2015 - Laser Varieties: Part Two
    • 03/04/2015 - Laser Varieties: There are Mor
    • 02/17/2015 - Technological Highlights of Co
    • 01/14/2015 - These arms don’t get tired: Th
    • 12/19/2014 - What’s inside a relay?
    • 11/20/2014 - More on the history of the bar
    • 10/14/2014 - Barcode Background
    • 09/17/2014 - Three Famous (Fictional) Robot
    • 08/12/2014 - Early Forms of Robots
    • 07/11/2014 - All about kill switches
  • Robotics

Tag Cloud
 
 
 What's New in Rilco  What's New:

All You Need to Know About Motion Control
Monday, August 13, 2018

In the world of automation, motion controls have a special place. Whether it be industrial automation or automation in the field of medicine, it is crucial to be precise and accurate.


5 Reasons Why Through-Beam Photoelectric Sensors Are Widely Preferred
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
First, let’s just establish the purpose of these photoelectric sensors before moving on to what makes them so amazing.
 




 Rilco - A Division of Triad Technologies
Contact Us

5012 Calvert St.
Cincinnati, OH 45209
513-530-0055

Connect With Us

 Facebook  Twitter LinkedIN Google Plus Youtube Rilco Blog 
HOME | LINE CARD | ABOUT US | CONTACT US | TERMS & CONDITIONS | REVIEW US © 2018.
RILCO INDUSTRIAL CONTROLS, INC. - All Rights Reserved.