SERVOsoft News

SERVOsoft® v4 Coming Soon!

May 30, 2017

SERVOsoft® v4 is in final stages of beta testing, and is planned to be released in late June 2017.


Optimizer PRO & Curve Fitting

Don't just find a good solution. Find the optimal solution.

The Optimizer PRO continues to improve, and now adds the 'Motor Peak Torque Margin' target, along with support for 'complex splines' with up to 3 different profile types in one spline.

The Optimizer PRO now works at both ends of the drive chain. As before, it works at the load by working with the motion profile. And now in v4 we have added Curve Fitting where the Optimizer works at the drive, motor, gearbox, mechanism, and then generates the motion profile.

Curve Fitting, shown in the image to the right, works within the rated limits of the motor, gearbox, mechanism, inverter and infeed to find the optimal accel/decel ramp. Specify which components and the margin for each, and then Curve Fitting finds the optimal ramp. No guessing. No more "it's good enough". Now, with a click and within seconds, you get the optimal ramp profile. If you compete on performance, then Curve Fitting is a must!

The Optimizer PRO is the only option offered in SERVOsoft v4. It must be ordered in addition to the SERVOsoft PRO version, which supports polynomials and splines that are required for the Optimizer PRO.


KOCH Energy Storage Modules

Working closely with Michael Koch GmbH, we developed a detailed model to size KOCH Dynamic Energy Storage Modules, including DES, DEV and DEK modules, as well as DSM 4.0 and super capacitors.

SERVOsoft models both the standard cycle and Backup Energy Supply on Power Loss. Users can drill down to investigate the energy storage, power flow, current and voltage levels at any stage of the system. "What if power failure" scenarios can be done with a simple right-click of the mouse at any point in the cycle. The detailed model is computed in real-time.


Ball Screw Database

Working closely with Moog Industrial Group, we have developed the Ball Screw database feature with extensive and detailed sizing rules for Moog ball screws.

Sizing rules include configurable custom screw lengths, column strength, critical speed, screw lifetime, 4 support types, ISO Grade tolerances, preload and associated torque, choice of wipers, etc.



Two Servo Pumps Driven by one Motor

The Servo Pump now adds support for "Two Pumps" driven by one motor, where the user can specify if Pump A, or B, or both A & B are active for each sequence segment.

And now in v4, the Servo Pump now comes standard with the Pro version. Previously in v3, the Servo Pump feature could only be ordered as an option.




Cart Mechanism

v4 also adds the Cart mechanism with an extensive range of variables to model a crane, electric car, etc.




Other New Features

v4 also adds power groups, quick import sequence, and the option to display the motor vectors such as the Iq and Id profiles in the Sequence chart.

ACT licenses can be re-used on the same machine. So if a drive needs to be reformatted, or a user needs to go back to a Windows Restore point, in most cases, the user can then re-install the ACT license file. This applies to all ACT licenses, including manufacturer version licenses, so long as it is the same machine and user.


Big Performance Improvements

There are several performance improvements in v4 compared to v3.3 including up to 3.5x faster calculation performance, 1.6x faster thrust and payload formula calculations. Project files open 20% faster, and some large project files open as much as 5x faster. Finally, project files use a compression algorithm resulting in 2-8x smaller file size, making it that much quicker and easier to email large project files.

For a detailed comparison between v3 and v4, click here.


v4 Database

The SERVOsoft® database continues to grow with frequent updates, and now contains over 125,000+ products! Click here for a summary of the current products in the database.

If you are a vendor and want to add your products to the SERVOsoft® database and/or are interested in the Promotion Version, please contact us.