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servo

[′sər·vō]
(control systems)

servo

A motor or other form of actuator, which receives a small signal from the control device and exerts a large force to accomplish the desired work. See servomechanism.

servo

An electromechanical device that uses feedback to provide precise starts and stops for such functions as the motors on a tape drive or the moving of an access arm on a disk.
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The Melservo MR-J4 series of servo amplifiers, complete with associated positioning units, easy to use motion modules and high end integrated motion control systems enable machine builders and end users to improve productivity and reduce energy costs.
Now we know what a servo is, but by itself a servo doesn't get much done--it must be part of a larger motion control system.
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Following the overwhelming success of its iSH Series Intelligent Servo Module technology introduced last year, ELAU has expanded the power range to handle applications such as main transport conveyors, carousels and other higher inertia mechanisms.
"One of the nice things about servos is that they don't know or care which way they are running," says Spaulding.
Three other vendors of linear servo robots--AEC, Hekuma, and Star Seiki of Japan (represented here by Star Automation)--did not bring them to the show.
Toshiba's new ECN series deserves mention because it uses ultra-high-speed linear servo motors for faster injection with high positioning accuracy.
At the high end of price and performance is the linear servo motor, which moves purely by electromagnetic induction.
New E-Series servo robots from Engel Canada Inc., Guelph, Ont., are said to be more precise and compact than before, while offering substantial cost savings.
If the big show in Chicago was any indicator, linear servo drives and jointed-arm designs may be the next trends in robots for injection molding.