October 18, 2017      

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Servo drives are a key robotics component, according to exhibitors at RoboBusiness 2017 here. Among them was Advanced Motion Controls, which supplies servo drives across the automation industry.

The market for servo drives is expected to experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 6% between 2016 and 2020, particularly in China, Japan, and India, predicts analyst firm Technavio. Similarly, Markets and Markets forecasts a CAGR of 6.25% for the same period, from $10.26 billion in 2015 to $15.92 billion by 2022.

Servo drives direct current and voltage into a motor, enabling position controls, according to Rene Ymzon, marketing engineer at Advanced Motion Controls, in the brief Expo Hall video below. The company’s servo drives are used in drive wheels, arms, and actuators.

Ymzon notes that Advanced Motion Control’s products are involved in multiple applications, including unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) for the defense industry, laboratory and medical automation, and packaging. The servo drives are not limited to outdoor applications such as UGVs; they are also useful for precision and indoor uses, he adds.

Advanced Motion Controls is pleased to be part of a growing robotics industry, and it is positioned to be able to supply electronics and controls to that industry, Ymzon says.

Karl Meier, executive leader of business development and marketing at Advanced Motion Controls, moderated a panel on “Building a Better Robot: Using Best-in-Class Controls and Components” in our “Robotics Nuts and Bolts for Your Business” track at the RoboBusiness conference.

Meier was joined by Josh Inman, vice president of marketing at Kollmorgen Automation AB; Jonathan Hurst, co-founder of Agility Robotics; and Stan Chan, sales manager at Lithium Power Inc.

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