Episode # 71: 4 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Servo or Stepper Motor

Here are the four most important questions to ask about when sizing or selecting either a servo or stepper motor

What peak speed do you need from the motor?
  • Learn more about speed/torque curves in Episodes 44 and 45.

What peak torque do you need from the motor?
  • At what speed is that needed?
  • How long is that torque needed?

How much inertia is reflected back to the motor?
  • Learn more about inertia and inertia ratio in Episode 69.

What AC or DC voltage do you have available to power the drive?
  • This dictates your maximum speed capability.

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