Siemens Answers with SIMOTICS - A Broad Range of Motors for Motion Control Tasks

With motors being the end result of all motion control functions, correct selection is critical for optimal performance at the best price. The following table can provide guidance as you select the most appropriate motor for your application.

Motion Control Task

Typical Application

NEMA / IEC Standard Induction Motors

High- Performance Induction Main Motors

Servo motors

Direct Drives (Linear and Torque motors)

Constant

Speed @ Line

Blowers, pumps

Very good

Not Possible

Not Possible

Not Possible

Variable

Speed @ VFD

Variable speed conveyor belts

Very good

Good

but costly

Good

but costly

Good

but costly

High Quality speed control

Printing Press Callanders, Spindles

Technically possible

but unsatisfactory performance

Very good

Very good (Motor is very well qualified, but gears in the drive train might have negative impact)

Very good(Motor is very well qualified - no gears in the drive train)

Multi-axis Synchronization (electrical gearing and cramming)

Web Handling + Rotary Knife as Cross Cutter

Technically possible

but unsatisfactory performance

Good

Very good (Motor is very well qualified, but gears in the drive train might have negative impact)

Very good (Motor is very well qualified - no gears in the drive train)

Point to Point Control / Indexing

Pick and PlaceAuxiliary axes, index tables

Technically possible

but unsatisfactory performance

Technically possible

but unsatisfactory performance

Very good

Very good

(Motor is very well qualified no gears in the drive train)

Path Control / Interpolation

CNC Feeding axis

Technically possible

but unsatisfactory performance

Technically possible

but unsatisfactory performance

Very good

Very good (Motor is very well qualified no gears in the drive train)


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