Matt Pelletier is product training engineer, Yaskawa America Inc. With a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, Pelletier has been with Yaskawa America since 1999. He has worked extensively with product engineering to develop interactive hands-on training for servo tuning, IEC 61131, PLCopen, and advanced programming workshops for rotary knife, PackML, robots and conveyor tracking. Pelletier has created a library of training videos with hands-on access to remote servo and controller equipment. These courses are available free on Yaskawa’s website (www.yaskawa.com). Otherwise known as “Matt Servo,” he is a specialist in the application of Yaskawa Servos and Motion Controllers in a variety of industries, authoring several articles in various publications.
Solving low speed rotary servo applications with direct-drive motors avoids hidden initial costs, while saving money over the life of the machine. Example shows $73,000 annual savings on a widget-making machine.
There are several types of linear servo motors and knowing the strengths and weaknesses of each, along with the application they’re best-suited for, is critical.