In-motion Blog

Micro-Sized Servo Drives: Big Things in Small Packages

A Shrinking Feeling Gordon Moore, creator of Moore’s Law Right now, chances are you’re carrying a smartphone less than a centimeter thick with more processing power than the computers that were used to guide the astronauts to the moon. How did we get here? In 1965, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore stated that the number of

Servo Drive Trends for 2022

It’s time again for our annual review of the latest servo drive trends for the upcoming year.  As with recent years, the servo drive trends for 2022 are being driven by industry demands for more power and better performance. Mobile robotics and electric mobility continue to lead the charge when it comes to pushing the

Why Choose a Servo Drive vs a VFD?

Servo Drives and VFDs are both used in machines to drive motors and control motion.  They seem like they do the same thing, so why choose a servo drive vs a VFD? Some Background On Servo Drives and VFDs Traditionally, servo drives work with permanent magnet motors and are used in applications that need precise

Servo Drive Basics

“We design and build servo drives for motion control systems.” That’s an answer we might give when someone asks “What does ADVANCED Motion Controls do?” For some people, that’s all they need to know. For others, it might raise more questions than answers. We have to remember that not everyone has a background in motion

When Should You Get a Custom Servo Drive?

Finding a standard servo drive that checks all the boxes for your application can sometimes be difficult, making a custom servo drive a better alternative. You’ve searched the internet and talked to every servo drive manufacturer, but you just can’t find a servo drive with all of the features that you need.  What’s going on?

6 Cool Servo Drive Features You Might Not Know About

Servo drives have evolved far beyond the basic power amplifiers they once were. They can now be complex pieces of electronic equipment with dozens of additional features to expand upon and improve their motion control capabilities. We’ve compiled a list of a few servo drive features that are, in our professional opinion, really cool. How

5 Rules of Thumb When Selecting a Servo Drive

Increase your success when selecting a servo drive by following a few rules of thumb. In the world of servo systems, there are two kinds of problems you might run into: Problems that are discovered early and can be addressed before they get to the customer. Problems that are discovered late — after production starts

Servo Drive Trends for 2021

We talk about the upcoming trends in servo drives every year and I have to say, 2020 really didn’t turn out the way we expected.  It wasn’t all bad though.  We were able to eke out a few milestones and continue moving forward with new designs, but with 2020 out of the way we think

FlexPro Servo Drives for Machine Embedded Applications

If you’re looking for a servo drive that is compact, has a high power density, and is easy to install, look no further than FlexPro “FM” line of machine embedded servo drives. Here is an overview of the FlexPro FM060-10-EM in just one minute… (and 14 seconds…shhh) Let’s get to it! Quick Specs and More

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