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Optimally Sizing a Servo Motor for your Application

Our very own Managing Director, Jon Howard, provides a step-by-step guide to using an interactive motion simulation tool to help you size a servo motor.

Adopting Kollmorgen’s Motioneering Tool, Jon will be providing a series of Master Classes with detailed worked examples for a variety of mechanical configurations.

What will the class include?

Jon’s latest master class looks at sizing servo motors and drives for ballscrew driven linear axes.

“Sizing a motor for your application is not all about speed and torque performance”, explains Jon. “Whilst motion performance is important, there are normally a whole bunch of other factors to consider such as size, weight, volume, supply voltage, feedback systems, common selections over multiple axes and, last but by no means least, cost”.

Topics in this Master Class also include:


  • Defining your application
  • Sourcing and collating of relevant data
  • A walk through of the motioneering sizing tool
  • Practical demonstrations and worked examples
  • Self-assessment guided trials
  • Question and answer opportunities


Where will the Master Class take place?

Jon’s Master Class on sizing a servo motor can be presented in person, at our offices, onsite at your location, or via a live interactive internet webinar. 

Are there any additional materials to help with sizing a servo motor?

For information on a specific servo motor take a look at the full range available.

Background Information 

Jon has spent most of his career in automation with over 30 years of experience of motion control.

Jon has an unrivalled wealth of servo motor, drive and system knowledge over many applications which include industries ranging from machine tool, factory automation, medical robotics, laboratory automation, printing, packaging and converting to defence, simulation and automotive.

To book onto a Master Class email us at sales@heason.com or call us on + 44 (0) 1403 792 300.

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Article published on: 02/06/2015

Article last updated on: 02/06/2015