motors, sometimes called smart motors, are motors that integrate one or more
motion system components. The motor part of the integrated motor can be any
number of types including brushless DC motors, servomotors or stepper motors. An
integrated motor-drive system combines a motor and a drive (at the very least)
but can also include other components such as controllers or encoders.
One benefit of such integrated systems is: there is no need to purchase
multiple components separately and take time to combine them and get them to
all work together.
Integrated motor-drive combinations can usually be set up out-of-the-box with
little engineering effort required.
motors have sophisticated current control, smooth
torque rippling, and can be used in harsh environments
and limited spaces.