Cool Uses for Servo Motors

For some people, servo motors are undeniably and unquestionably cool. However, not everyone is immediately captured by the allure of industrial machines and motion control systems. But they just need a little help to understand just how neat servo motors truly are. Knowing some of the cool uses for servo motors is a great place to start.

What makes a servo motor so special?

Big power in a little package is the hallmark of a servo motor. They’re capable of an impressive output without taking up a lot of space. But it’s not all about power.

Servo motors are powerful and compact, but they are also incredibly accurate. This means that servos are ideal in situations where size or weight is a limiting factor, and a powerful motor is necessary. Of course, servo motors are also perfect for precise motion control.

Servos are incredibly energy-efficient, as well.  Basically, a servo motor provides a highly accurate, powerful, and efficient motor in a convenient size. That’s what makes servos so versatile, which is why you can find them in so many different places.


Who doesn’t love robots? Servo motors are perfect for robotics. Servos are in everything from the industrial robots that make our cars to advanced humanoid robots like Atlas.

Remote Control Toys

Servos are small enough to fit in tiny toy cars and planes, and can be controlled remotely. Of course, the servos used in RC toys couldn’t power industrial robots, but they’re servos all the same.

Conveyor Belts

We don’t always think about how convenient conveyor belts make our shopping experience, but without servos, they wouldn’t exist. While those conveyor belts in the grocery store are convenient, they are necessary on packaging and labeling lines.


Servos are used to control many of the different functions on an aircraft, as well as manufacturing aircraft parts!

Automatic Doors

One of the earliest and most basic forms of automation being brought to our daily lives. Sensors and servos work together to make your life easier.

Servos make our lives easier in ways that we don’t even recognize. From conveyor belts at the grocery store, to the auto focus feature on a camera, to the automatic windows in our cars. Servos are wonderful, and the world would be a much different place without them. Of course, you don’t want to know what it’s like to live in a world without servos. Make sure that your servos are in good condition and your Indramat system is working properly. Give us a call at (479)422-0390.