Direct Drive

Direct Drive means the motor is directly coupled to the load with no mechanical gearing. Linear motors are the most common direct drive motors. Rotary motors can also be set up as a direct drive.



  • Direct Drive eliminates backlash and can offer faster speed and responsiveness because of reduced friction and no gear reduction; however, inertial mismatch between the motor and the load can cause tuning problems

ADVANCED Motion Controls' Capabilities

  • DigiFlex® Performance drives offer extensive tuning capabilities to ensure the highest performance with direct drive motors

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