Electric Motors vs. Fluid Power: Robotic System Designers Have a Choice

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-11776
Published June 01, 2007 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

Robotic system designers should choose the right power source for the job. Often, electric motors are chosen without thinking about the benefits of hydraulics or pneumatics. For applications where precise control of large forces and smooth motion are required, or applications that require “forgiveness” in the motion, fluid power can deliver significant benefits compared to electromechanical motion.