Servo Motor and Drive – Connection, Installation Basics In 3 Mins

An overview of the installation, and connection of the servo motor and drive for beginners when you start to use the servo system for your applications

Basics servo motor and drive - Installation, connection

In this article, 365evn shows you the connection, and installation basics for servo motor and drive. An overview for beginners when you start to use the servo motor and servo drive for your applications. The contents in this article applied to all servo brands such as Mitsubishi, Delta, and Yaskawa… Each servo series has a little difference, I will guide you in detail in the next article on 365evn.

You can refer to the previous article on 365evn about servo motor and drive:

Basics of Servo Motor and Drive for Beginners in 5 Mins

Servo Motor and Drive – Installation Basics

  • From the previous article, every servo system includes: Servo motor, servo drive and connection cables
What are servo motor and drive – basics?
  • Servo motor installation
    • The servo motor is a part of a machine or a transmission system. In normal, we used a gearbox and install the servo motor to the gearbox. It is easy, you can check the frame of the servo motor and select a gearbox with the same frame.
    • You can contact the supplier for more information. Some gearbox manufacturer has the tool to help you to select the right gearbox for your servo motor.
Select a gearhead (gearbox) for the servo motor
  • Final, we make an installation for the servo motor and gearbox to your application. It depends on your mechanical design.
Servo motor & gearbox specification
  • Servo drive installation
    • In normal, the servo drive installation on the control panel of the control box. We use the screws to mount the servo drive to the control panel.
    • Each servo drive has a manual to guide you to install it. Read it before making an installation for the drive.
  • When you install the servo motor and drive, pay attention to the environmental condition as heat, water, vapour, dust, oily dust… vibration and interference of electromagnetic noise.
  • I always recommend you read the user manual before making an installation for the servo drive and motor. Some manuals you can read and download on 365evn: Link

Servo Motor and Drive – Connection Basics

  • Servo motor connection
    • The servo motor is connected to the servo drive by two cables: The motor power cable (including the braking signal if the motor is supported) and the encoder cable.
    • Connect it is easy with the symbol on the servo drive
  • Servo drive connection
    • The servo drive connects to the servo motor (guide above)
    • Depending on the servo series, the servo drive has some connectors as:
      • Power input for control and main circuit: 1 phase (220 -240 VAC) or 3 phases (220 VAC or 380 VAC)
      • Regenerative resistor terminal or braking unit: Connect to an external resistor or braking unit
      • I/O connector: Input and output signal used to connect to the controller (PLC…)
      • Servo programming connector: Connect to the PC through servo software from the manufacturer.
      • Communication connector: Connect to another drive, PLC, HMI… through RS232/485, CANopen, DMCNET, EtherCAT…
      • Another connector: Connect to the battery unit, safe torque off function (STO)…
Servo drive and servo motor connection basics
  • Do not worry, 365evn will guide you to make the connection for the servo motor and servo drive step-by-step in the next articles.

Delta servo drive and motor – Installation, connection and programming

Presently, I have a tutorial series about Delta servo drive and motor on Youtube. You can refer to all here.

  • Servo Delta ASDA B2 Communication ASDA Soft on Windows 10: Link
  • Delta Servo Drive Wiring with PLC For ASDA B2 Servo Motor Position Control: Link
  • Servo Motor Position Control Delta PLC and HMI Programming on ASDA B2 – P1: Link
Delta servo drive and motor – ASDA B2 – Connection, wiring and jog run
  • Refer to more videos about “Delta servo training” on 365evn: Link
  • If you can not watch the video above, you can watch it on my Youtube channel – Link or my video area.


An overview of the installation, and connection of the servo motor and drive for beginners when you start to use the servo system for your applications… I hope that it is helpful for you. Follow me on my website, Facebook, and Youtube… to get the newest content.

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