Self-contained servo axis opens up new world for machine concepts

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Self-contained servo axes largely eliminate the separation between electromechanical, hydraulic and electrohydraulic drives in design, installation and commissioning

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  • Machine manufacturers increasingly rely on system partnerships with automation suppliers because they offer decisive opportunities to simplify the entire engineering process and manage it in a more target-oriented manner.
  • Currently, drive concepts are a focal point, where machine builders can freely combine electromechanical, hydraulic or electrohydraulic drives for hybrid machine concepts with each other and with minimal design adjustments. This is simplified by new concepts such as the self-contained servo axis.
  • Self-contained servo axes largely eliminate the separation between electromechanical, hydraulic and electric drives in design, installation and commissioning. In the electrohydraulic version, the self-contained servo axis is equipped with its own minimal oil circuit and does not require a connection to a separate hydraulic power unit, including piping to the tank. Machine builders merely have to commission the compact unit electrically–which opens up a new world for machine design concepts.