Smart Servos Simplifying Motion Control

Take an in-depth look at smart servo steppers and smart brushless servos. Our product comparison will help you understand the advantages of each technology so you can make an informed decision. Watch our 30-minute Webinar!

Topics include how smart servos can reduce system cost significantly – from the control panel to installation. The Webinar also examines how integrated steppers and BLDC motors with controller have greatly improved performance over traditional motors.

  • Understanding the technologies
  • Comparison: advantages / disadvantages 
  • Example Applications 
  • How to choose speed range and gearbox



  • Steppers have 3 times the continuous torque of brushless DC motors 
  • 20:1 Inertia mismatch
  • Eliminate single stage gearbox and direct drive
  • Power requirement 12 to 48Vdc, low amperage compared to brushless DC


  • Filling & bagging
  • Medical & laboratory equipment
  • Peristaltic pumps
  • High-end 3D printers
  • Wheel drives
  • Gantry systems
  • Valve control
  • General automation


  • Wider continuous torque speed range than stepper motors
  • 10:1 Inertia mismatch
  • Higher speed with a gear box can get higher torque than direct driven applications
  • Low detent torque


  • Battery-operated applications
  • Labeling
  • Filling & bagging
  • Medical & laboratory equipment
  • Router, plasma, CNC tables
  • Gantry systems
  • General Automation
  • Robotics

Learn more about Nanotec’s smart servos: smart brushless dc servo motors and smart stepper motors!​​​​​​​


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