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What are Servos?
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Servo motors are a type of DC motor that allow precise controlling of an angular position and this leads to the motor to switch between angles.

These motors use a gear to lower their speed and that makes it possible for the motor to function properly. The revolution cut-off of most servo motors is from 90 degree to 180 degrees. Although, there are some motors that have the cut off of 360 degree or more. This makes them very diverse and open to multiple kinds of uses.

blog, However, servo motors are not designed to always keep rotating. Mostly so, because they are designed to maintain an angle rather than push them. Their rotation is limited between fixed angles, making it possible for parts of a machine to lock as well as keep a rather stiff stance on resistance.

Servo motors are essential where its application requires precise control. Some applications where servo motors are commonly used today are discussed below:

Robotics

A servo motor is mostly used in joints of a robot to actuate its movement or to ensure it sustains a certain amount of pressure before turning from an angle to another. This makes it possible for the machine to 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 labelling them. In cases that would pertain to the contact point between each block on the conveyor belt that would spin the block around to the back of the line.

Auto Focus in Camera

Even in the base of your autofocus camera you can see a servo motor of extreme precision. This is basically built into the cameras to correct the lens and sharpen images that are out of focus by rotating the lens to perfectly align with the image.

Solar Tracking

In solar panels specifically, servo motors are used to adjust the angle of panels automatically. This is done mainly so that each panel continuously faces the sun and maximum solar energy is harnessed. Making each second the sun is out count by alternating to that angle by allowing the solar power panel to face the sun at all times.

CNC/Woodworking

Servo motors provide control over woodturning mechanisms they are usually used to cut shapes into wood. Specific shapes a stair of spindles and table legs which make it easier for the working element to better absorb the concept of it. These motors also assist in holding up these blocks of wood upright mostly to ensure the angle of cutting is proper. Although on the maximum part it is used for cutting and drilling holes through wood.

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.



 
 
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