Servo drives for integrated motors do not live in the confort of temperature controlled cabinets but must be capable to withstand shock, vibration and wide temperature ranges. In order to achieve this, integrated motor servo drives include temperature sensors in order to protect the electronics and reduce if necessary the power provided to the motor. This type of servo drives also work effectively in protecting the motor windings by monitoring its current and temperature and adapting the currents based on the motor temperature constants.
One of the key benefits of integrated motors is the reduction of cabling and the easy configuration which in most cases the objective is to end up with a plug and play product. For this reason, integrated motor servo drives must provide fieldbus communications that support daisy chained connections to reduce cabling and preloaded configurations as well as auto-tuning features.