SERVOsoft: Seminar Program

Seminar Program:

Drive Sizing

Practice-Oriented Sizing, Analysis and Optimization of Electrical Servo Drive Systems


The seminar teaches you how to select the best possible configuration of servo drive systems using the CAE tool, SERVOsoft®. You will learn how to calculate several different applications and learn various options for analysis and optimization (selecting and optimizing drives, saving energy, the benefits of different motion profiles). During the seminar, we will also have the opportunity to examine current projects of participants.

In electrical engineering, drive technology is understood to mean the conversion of electrical energy into mechanical energy using electrical machines. This includes the power supply for the electrical machines as well as how to configure and control them. Usually drives are not standalone, but part of complex automation systems, where drive technology is an integral and very important component. Servo motors, together with appropriate drives and controllers carry out highly accurate positioning tasks, fast acceleration and shortened cycle times. Using servo drives can increase system productivity and efficiency. Exact configuration of the components of these systems is an important prerequisite. Planning servo drive systems includes all electrical and mechanical components. With optimal configuration, different applications can be achieved more cost-effectively and efficiently.

Who Will Benefit

The seminar is designed for electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, application and sales consultants who work with and want to learn about servo drive configuration.

Seminar Itinerary

Seminar Content Day 1
Time Subject
09:00 – 09:30 Characteristic curves of motors
- Which curves are important, what are the operating points?
09:30 – 09:45 Introduction to SERVOsoft®
- Overview, terms and abbreviations
09:45 – 10:30 Design of a drive train from the load to the controller
- Effects of different axis mechanisms
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:30 Sizing example: Elevation table with a ball screw drive
- Structure of axis mechanics, effects of input errors
- Motor sizing, ambient conditions, derating
12:30 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 15:00 Second example: Conveyor drive
- Participants work directly with SERVOsoft® on their own PCs
15:00 – 15:15 Break
15:15 – 16:00 Analysis of the mechanics
- Possibilities of optimization, laws of motion and their effects
16:00 – 17:00 Working with Databases and Product Data
- Add new product data
Seminar Content Day 2
Time Subject
08:00 – 09:30 Gearbox sizing
- Designs, characteristic curves, thermal sizing, durability
09:30 – 09:45 Break
09:45 – 10:30 Sizing servo controllers
- Which curves are important, what are the operating points?
- Selecting options (filters, choke, enhancing electronics, encoders)
10:30 – 11:30 Sizing example: Elevation table (continued)
- Sizing servo controllers
11:30 – 12:00 Sizing example: Conveyor table (continued)
- Sizing servo controllers
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 13:30 Sizing infeed and inverters for multi-axis drives
- Design of multi-axis drives with shared DC-bus
- Sizing inverters
- Sizing power infeed modules
13:30 – 14:15 Analysis options with SERVOsoft®
- Power flow in the system
- Operating costs
14:15 – 14:30 Break
14:30 – 16:00 Best use of SERVOsoft®
- Create template project files
- Export/import possibilities
- Project management

Register for this seminar

Fee: EUR 999

Register now to reserve your place at the seminar! Payment is not due until August 1.

Location and Date

Hotel Franziskaner
Würzburg, Germany
September 16 & 17, 2014




  • 90-day SERVOsoft PRO license
  • Beverages, snacks and lunch

What to Bring

  • Please bring your own laptop



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