Stepper Motors Advantages and Disadvantages

Christopher Nook by Christopher Nook

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This lesson is a continuation of a series of lessons involved with learning about Stepper Motors and Servo Motors. If you haven’t already, please review our previously released lesson on, What is a Stepper Motor and How it works. In this lesson, we will discuss the Stepper Motor Advantages and Disadvantages compared to Servo Motors.

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This lesson is a continuation of a series of lessons involved with learning about Stepper Motors and Servo Motors. If you haven’t already, please review our previously released lesson on, What is a Stepper Motor and How it works. In this lesson, we will discuss the Stepper Motor Advantages and Disadvantages compared to Servo Motors.

Have you ever thought about how a robotic arm moves with precision or how graphics printers create accurate replications of images, or how consumable products are moved precisely around a plant floor or any other type of motion control positioning system? Together with the recently RealPars published video, What is a Stepper Motor and How it Works, and this lesson, you will learn about Stepper Motor Advantages in motion control when using different types of motors available, primarily stepper and servo motors.

Selecting between a stepper motor and servo motor can be quite a challenge with the balancing of several design factors in cost considerations, torque, speed, acceleration, and drive circuitry all play an important role in selecting the best motor for your application. In this lesson, we will discuss the many advantages along with the disadvantages of Stepper Motors.