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Glossary of components

Below is a list of typical terms used to describe some of the products and technologies we deal with. You can click on the category heading to go straight to the corresponding product group.

Servo Drive(s)

AC Servo Drive, Amplifier, Brushless Servo Drive, DC Servo Drive, Invertor, Power Amplifier, PWM DC Servo drive

Servo Motor(s)

AC Brushless Motor, Brushless Servo Motor, DC Brushless Motor, DC Servo Motor, Permanent Magnet DC Servo Motor, Direct Drive, Torque

Stepper Drive(s)

Intelligent Stepper Drives, Micro Stepping Drives, Stepper Drives

Stepper motor(s)

Hybrid Stepper Motor, Permanent Magnet Stepper Motor, Stepper Motor, Stepping Motor


In-Line, Planetary, Precision, Reduction, Right-Angled, Servo, Speed Reducer, Worm Gearbox

Feedback Device(s)

Absolute Encoder, Incremental, Feedback Device, Magnetic Encoder, Multi-turn Encoder, Linear Scale, Optical Encoder, Position Sensor, Rotary, Single-turn, Speed Sensor, SSI Encoder, Tacho-generator, Temposonic Scale


Batch Counter, DRO (Digital Read Out), Position Display


Stand-Alone Controller, PC based Motion Control Cards (MCC), Task Controllers for Flying-Saw, Rotating Knife, Winding, Wind/Unwind, CAM, Gearing, Synchronisation, Registration, Process Controller, Position Controller, EtherCAT Master


Drive Coupling, Elastomer Coupling, Intermediate Shaft, Jaw Coupling, Line Shaft, Linear Coupling, Miniature Coupling, Oldham Coupling, Power Transmission, Safety Coupling, Spider Coupling, Torque limiting