The servo motor, also known as an engine, that controls the operation of mechanical components in the servo system, is a supplementary motor indirect transmission device. It converts the voltage signal into torque and speed to drive the control object, making the control speed and position accuracy very accurate. It is the power system of industrial robots and the heart of robot motion.
The global servo motors and drives market expected to spur market value with USD 18.4 billion with anticipating CAGR in the forecast period from 2020-2027. It is mainly due to the rapid development of the robot industry and the widespread adoption of robot technology in various end-use industries.
The servo system is an automatic motion control device, which mainly used to accurately control the position, orientation, state, etc. of mechanical components. It determines the accuracy, control speed, and stability of automated machinery. It is the core of industrial automation equipment and mainly includes servo drive, servo motor, and encoder.
The servo system industry terminals are used in CNC machine tools, industrial robots, special electronic equipment, textile machinery, packaging machinery, etc. The upstream of the servo motor driver industry mainly includes electronic components, power electronic devices, and sheet metal structural parts.
Additionally, it can promote the technological progress of the industrial automation control system by improving technology progress, reduce cost, and improves the efficiency of upstream electronic components and power electronic devices.
The servo drive is a controller used to control the servo motor. Its role is similar to that of a frequency converter on an ordinary AC motor, and it is part of a servo system. It is mainly used in high-precision positioning systems. The function of the servo driver is to synthesize and amplify multiple input signals and feedback signals.
Moreover, with the increased flexibility of the control system and the demand for intelligent manufacturing to replace labor, the proportion of driving and control will gradually increase in the future, and the servo industry’s market size will be further expanded.
A servo drive is an essential component of advanced motion control and significantly used in industrial robots and CNC machining centers and other automation equipment. The servo drives used to control AC permanent magnet synchronous motors have become a research hotspot across the world.
With industrial automation development, more and more fields have started using industrial robots instead of the workforce. For robot manufactures and robot consumers, choosing the right servo motor is always a difficult task. As servo motor affects the robot’s arms control such as position angle and linear motion and its performance difference will directly affect the robot’s ability level. Additionally, the robot’s joint drive is inseparable from the servo system as higher joints improve the flexibility and accuracy of robots.
For lightweight applications such as toy automotive cars and airplanes, they use a servo motor to make efficient power-to-weight ratios. Therefore, the use of lightweight materials, dense copper windings, and high-energy magnets, the servo motor generates greater torque relative to the frame size. The result is a greater inertia mismatch between the servo motors and the load they are trying to control. The use of a gearbox can better match the inertia of the motor with the inertia of the load, so that a smaller motor can be used, making the system with faster response easier to tune.
Based on the type, the global servo motors and drives market bifurcated into Servo Motors and Servo Drives. The servo motor segment is estimated to dominate the global servo motors’ maximum share and drive the market in the forecast period from 2020-2027. It is mainly due to higher accuracy of servo motor that uses a feedback device from an encoder to sense an error in the system and corrects the error through a control loop around the motor, torque, speed, or position to achieve the required mechanical performance. Flexible winding technology and modern design software can also simulate the servo motor’s performance accurately. Also, AC servo motors are more likely to be favored in the market as they can run on AC current and can frequently receive light and heavy loads.
Based on the voltage range, the global servo motors and drives market classified into Low-Voltage, Medium-Voltage, and High Voltage. The low-voltage range segment dominated the largest market share in the global servo motors and drives market. It is mainly to the working principle of the motor, which is designed to work in low voltage. In addition, it also requires a low power supply, and high current is required to immerse in the water of 1-meter depth. Moreover, it is resistant to stress conditions, which include high temperature, vibration, and shock. Therefore, the low-voltage servo motor is fueling market demand for the global servo motor and driver market.
Based on the end-use, the global servo motors and drives market segmented into Automotive & Transportation Industry, Textile Industry, Petrochemicals Industry, Packaging Industry, Printing & Paper Industry, and Others. The packaging industry segment accounts for the highest share in the global servo motors and drives market. With the development of the automation industry, the application range of packaging machines is becoming wider and wider, and the demand is also increasing, and higher requirements are placed on the quality and production efficiency of packaging machines. It opens up the market for servo control technology. It is applied to the packaging machine to improving the accuracy of the packaging machine, reducing equipment adjustment and maintenance time, and improving production efficiency.
Based on geography, the global servo motors and drives market segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa. The Asia Pacific is the world’s fastest-growing servo motors and drives the market, accounting for the largest share in the global market. It is mainly due to the emerging industrialization, manufacturing of robots for industrial purpose, and emerging packaging industry and coupled with energy-efficient automobiles are fueling market share of Asia Pacific.
Companies such as Yaskawa Electric Corp., Mitsubishi Electric Corp., Siemens AG, Schneider Electric, Rockwell Automation, Inc. ABB Ltd., Delta Electronics, Inc., Emerson Electric Co., FANUC Corp., Bosch Rexroth AG, and others are key players in the global servo motors drive market.
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