Matt Pelletier is product training engineer, Yaskawa America Inc. With a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, Pelletier has been with Yaskawa America since 1999. He has worked extensively with product engineering to develop interactive hands-on training for servo tuning, IEC 61131, PLCopen, and advanced programming workshops for rotary knife, PackML, robots and conveyor tracking. Pelletier has created a library of training videos with hands-on access to remote servo and controller equipment. These courses are available free on Yaskawa’s website (www.yaskawa.com). Otherwise known as “Matt Servo,” he is a specialist in the application of Yaskawa Servos and Motion Controllers in a variety of industries, authoring several articles in various publications.
Selective compliance articulated robot arm (SCARA) robots are capable of many types of movement.
Solving low speed rotary servo applications with direct-drive motors avoids hidden initial costs, while saving money over the life of the machine. Example shows $73,000 annual savings on a widget-making machine.
There are several types of linear servo motors and knowing the strengths and weaknesses of each, along with the application they’re best-suited for, is critical.