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
08:30 – 08:45 Introduction to SERVOsoft®
- Overview, terms and abbreviations
- Short discussion of experience, favored key aspects
08:45 – 10:00 Example 1: Turntable
- Goal: Understand mechanical composition of a drive train, selection of components from a database, working with SERVOsoft®
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:30 – 11:30 Example 2: Conveyor Drive
- Calculation of a conveyor including electrical components
- Working with another mechanism, get familiar with the electrical part
11:30 – 12:00 Theory: Motion Profiles, Derating, Characteristic Curves
- Different move profiles and their impact, derating factors, characteristic curves
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:30 Example 3: Gantry Robot with Ball Screw, Rack & Pinion
- Goal: Multi-axis design, analyzing loads and enrgy flow
14:30 – 15:30 Example 4: Gantry Robot with Ball Screw, Conveyor
- Goal: Comparing differnet mechanisms for the same task, compare energy effort and project costs
15:30 – 15:45 Break
15:45 – 16:00 Theory: Thrust, Efficiency and Load Torque/Force Vectors
- What is Thrust, Efficiency, additional Torque/Force vectors
16:00 – 17:00 Example 5: Working with Load Formula, Load Curves
- Formula for Thrust and Load, Import of load curves
17:00 Review and Questions
Seminar Content Day 2
Time Subject
08:00 – 08:15 Short follow up, repeating main topics
08:15 – 09:30 Example 6: Example 4 with Energy Storage
- Goal: Learn different types of energy storage (mechanical, electrical), Wizard for KOCH Energy Storage Modules (ESM)
09:30 – 09:45 Theory: Energy Supply Modules, Backup Power, Power Groups
09:45 – 10:00 Break
10:00 – 12:00 Example 7: Sizing with Master-Follower
- Goal: Work with angle-based load curves, optimize application by changing master speed
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00 Example 8: Max-Stop-Mode in Example 3
- Goal: Get familiar with Max-Stop, understand the difference compared to Normal mode
14:00 – 14:30 Theory: Power Flow & Energy
- Theory: How to analyze a drive train with SERVOsoft® (Flow of energy, costs, documentation)
14:30 – 14:45 Break
14:45 – 15:30 Optimal working with SERVOsoft® in examples
- Import / Export of load curves, compare calculated data with measured curves, compare projects
15:30 – 16:30 Optimizer
- How to use the Optimizer, conditions, constraints
16:30 – 17:00 Conclusion 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 Sep 15.

Location and Date

Hotel Franziskaner
Dettelbach (Würzburg), Germany
Oct 25 & 26, 2022




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

What to Bring

  • Please bring your own laptop