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How to select the right motor for linear motion

Selecting the right motor for you can depend on your application, workplace and overall requirements. Below are some advantages and disadvantages to consider when choosing between a stepper or servo motor: 

STEPPER MOTOR- Easy to operate
- More precision performance in short travel length
- Low cost
- Lower speed
- Step loss if overloaded or over-speed
- Possible vibration at low speed
- Potential motor heating
SERVO MOTOR- High speed
- High precision
- Low noise
- Low vibration
- More complex to set up
- Higher cost