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.

This seminar will work with SERVOsoft v4. Each participant receives a v4 PRO 90-day version. See What's New in v4.4...

Who Will Benefit

The seminar is designed for electrical, mechanical, application and sales engineers, with intermediate or advanced level experience in sizing servo systems, who want to take their knowledge to the next level with SERVOsoft as the tool to help them get there.

Seminar Itinerary

Seminar Content Day 1
Time Subject
09:00 – 09:30 Fundamentals of servo motors
- Characteristic curves, operating points, etc.
- Calculation formulae
- Ambient conditions (de-rating, costs, etc.)
09:30 – 09:45 Introduction to SERVOsoft®
- Overview, terms and abbreviations
09:45 – 10:30 Sizing example: Elevation table with a ball screw drive
- Structure of axis mechanics, effects of input errors
- Motor sizing, ambient conditions, derating
- Partcipants work directly with SERVOsoft® on their own PCs
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:15 Sizing example: Conveyor drive
- Mechanical data, efficiency and derating
- Participants work directly with SERVOsoft® on their own PCs
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 14:00 Fundamentals on gearboxes, sizing gearboxes in SERVOsoft®
14:00 – 15:00 Analysis of the two examples
- Optimization of movement or mechanical parts
- Effects of different moving parameters
15:00 – 15:15 Break
15:15 – 16:30 Import and export of sequences, profiles, measured curves
16:30 – 17:00 Working with Databases and Product Data
- Necessary and optional data
- How to feed the database
Seminar Content Day 2
Time Subject
08:00 – 08:15 Fundamentals of Drives
- Design, characteristics
08:15 – 09:30 Sizing the drive for the two examples
09:30 – 09:45 Break
09:45 – 11:00 DC-Bus-coupling, analysing the electrical values, power flow
11:00 – 12:30 Max-Stop Mode
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Special tools in SERVOsoft®
- Operating costs and comparison of projects
- Wizard for KOCH energy storage modules
- Optimizer Pro and Curve Fitting
- Databases for combined mechanics like rack + pinion et al.
15:15 – 15:30 Break
15:15 – 16:00 Best use of SERVOsoft®
- Templates
- Project Notes
- How to
- Tips & tricks
16:00 – 16:30 Review and Questions

Register for this seminar

Fee: EUR 999

10% discount for 3 or more people
from the same company

Register now to reserve your place at the seminar! Payment is not due until May 12.

Location and Date

Hotel Franziskaner
Dettelbach (Würzburg), Germany
Jun 21 & 22, 2022




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

What to Bring

  • Please bring your own laptop