In-Motion Blog

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

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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

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When Should You Get a Custom Servo Drive?

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? Are you being unreasonable? Are your specifications unusual? It can’t be this hard… can it? Reasons you might need a custom servo drive: You need

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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

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Most Common Servo Drive Installation Mistakes According to 200 Engineers

We all make mistakes. Even people who’ve been working with servo drives for over a decade make mistakes. I’ve even seen it happen countless times in our own labs. Heck, I’ll admit I’ve made mistakes while setting up servo drives on a non-zero number of occasions. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that our

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5 Rules of Thumb When Selecting a Servo Drive

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 or after they get to the customer. These are the worst. Wouldn’t it be great

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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

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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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Detailed Look at the FE060-25-EM Servo Drive

We’re changing things up and doing this blog post as a video, aka a vlog.  We’ll be taking a closer look at the FE060-25-EM EtherCAT servo drive.  One of the things that’s hard for our customers to grasp is how small these servo drives are yet they don’t sacrifice on power, performance or features.  We’re

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How to Set Up and Configure an Analog Servo Drive

Today we’re going to show you how to configure an analog brushless dc servo drive.  By the end of this article you should have a good framework for the steps involved and know what you need to get started. Hardware and wiring When it comes to grounding, power supply selection and wiring, the process is

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