With the sHub® sensor hub, servo motors can be used as a source of data for condition monitoring and predictive maintenance of the machine. The data is collected in the motor and transmitted to the control using the HIPERFACE DSL®. Monitoring occurs in real time. It is therefore possible for the maintenance staff to react in a timely manner and intervene in machine processes, e.g. if servo motors are imbalanced. sHub provides additional sensor data such as vibration for intelligent servo drive systems, therefore increasing the efficiency and reliability of machines.