Welcome to this installment of MC² on integrated motors!
Recall that traditional servo systems necessitate the wiring together of a separate motor, encoder, amplifier, and controller. In contrast, integrated motor-drive systems combine a motor and a drive at the very least, with some integrated-motor variations also including other components such as controllers and encoders. Integrated motors are often classified as plug-and-play motion components — as they can usually be setup out of the box with less engineering effort.
In this latest installment of the MC² series, you’ll find resources on integrated motors to differentiate the most common variations of these motion-control mainstays, and details on how to use the motors to satisfy requirements for loading, stroke, speed, accuracy, and design life.
Also be sure to check out our library on integrated-motor networking and application-specific considerations, including those related to 3D printing, conveying, robotics, and textile manufacture.