servomechanism
  • An electrical and/or mechanical closed loop control system which automatically controls the position and/or speed of a device, piece of equipment, transducer, apparatus, system, or mechanism. One or more feedback mechanisms enable monitoring and automatically keeping specified parameters within the desired limits, with servomotors usually being utilized to drive the load. Used, for instance, to control electromechanical systems such as machinery, robots, aircraft, or satellites. Also spelled servo mechanism. Its abbreviation is servo. Also called servosystem (1).
  • synonym servosystem
  • A system incorporating one or more servomechanisms.

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