Original air date May 17, 2022

Demystifying Servo Sizing


Picture this: The servomotors and servo amplifiers on a nine-axis machine that makes a profitable product is reaching its end of life.  You’ve been given the task to retrofit the servomotors and the deadline was yesterday.  What do you do?  Sometimes, sizing servomotors for a retrofit machine can be a daunting task given the various elements of the machine.  With so many moving parts, it would be simple to just invest in a slightly larger motor as a safeguard.  However, this approach generally doesn’t bode well since the price of servomotors and their components can be significant.  This webcast will disseminate legacy knowledge of how to size servomotors for various applications and provide a sizing demonstration with YASKAWA SigmaSelectTM software.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand common mistakes when sizing
  • Review some common servomotor applications
  • See how selecting a gearbox assists in sizing selection

Presented By:
Sixto Moralez, Senior Regional Motion Engineer, Yaskawa America, Inc.

Moderated By:
Mark Hoske, Content Manager, CFE Media and Technology

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