servomechanism

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ser·vo·mech·a·nism

(ser'vō-mek'ă-nizm),
1. A control system using negative feedback to operate another system.
2. A process that behaves as a self-regulatory device; for example, the reaction of the pupil to light.
[L. servus, servant, + G. mēchanē, contrivance]

servomechanism

(sŭr″vō-mĕk′ă-nĭzm)
In biology and physiology, a self-regulatory control mechanism that operates by negative feedback. For example, when the blood glucose level rises in the normal person, the pancreas responds by releasing insulin, which enables cells to take in and metabolize glucose. The level of other hormones is also regulated by this mechanism.

servomechanism

a control system that uses negative feedback (see FEEDBACK MECHANISM to maintain a level of output or performance.
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Covering the range from 0.1kW to 55kW, MR-J4 servo amplifiers are available in two versions.
* Second: For flexibility in wiring, the servo amplifier often has a separate power input, the "main." This is the high voltage and high current power source that the amplifier will use to feed the motor.
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With the new 140mm frame size iSH 140, the servo modules from Schneider Electric's ELAU Packaging Solutions cover a continuous torque range of 1.1 to 11.5 Nm, with peak torque extended to 50 Nm.
"And re-registration: Occasionally someone will want to run a web through a press twice, and the servo driven press allows that through a combination of the servos and other electronics--the control system."
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The Flash S series of four-axis servo robots marks the first entry in the robot arena from Negri Bossi of Italy and Concord, Oat.
In addition, the show displayed a large crop of new servo and pneumatic robots and sprue pickers that offer higher speeds, improved controls, and in some cases, lower cost.
Linear servos have been used by a few robot makers in the U.S., Japan, and Europe.