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A motor that controls the action of the mechanical device in a servomechanism.

[French servomoteur : Latin servus, slave + French moteur, motor (from Old French, from Latin mōtor, that which sets in motion; see motor).]
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(Electrical Engineering) any motor that supplies power to a servomechanism
[C19: from French servo-moteur, from Latin servus slave + French moteur motor]
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(ˈsɜr voʊˌmoʊ tər)

a motor or the like forming part of a servomechanism.
[1885–90; < French servo-moteur < Latin serv(us) slave + French -o- -o- + moteur motor]
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FGR burners need to be used in conjunction with electronic cam control of both the combustion air/fuel ratio via separate servomotors and a further separate servomotor to control the flow of the re-circulated flue gas.
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Generation II Simotics 1FK7 servomotors are highly configurable to suit a variety of applications.
Unison says that the servomotors that control the motion only consume any significant amount of energy when performing a bend.
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Has an arc shape design, servomotors, and steel platform.