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All types of machinery rely on motion control to perform their functions, whether it is initiated manually by operators or automatically by more advanced control platforms. Original equipment manufacturing (OEM) designers must evaluate several technical and commercial requirements to strike the right balance when selecting these motion control solutions.
This white paper provides a knowledge base comparing the use of pneumatics and electric servos motion control to help OEMs choose the best options for their systems.
Two popular technologies for accomplishing OEM equipment motion functionality are servo motors and drives and pneumatics. In very general terms, pneumatic components are often seen as a cost effective solution with less precision, while servo motors and controls are considered more suitable for high-performance applications with high precision requirements. However, each technology features various benefits, and there are applications where either or both may be suitable.
When, Where and Why to Use
Pneumatics or Servos