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# Servomotors / Servo Drivers

Servomotors and Servo Drivers are provided for the purpose from replacing stepping motors to high-speed, high-precision control. Models with MECHATROLINK II communications are also provided. Concerning Servomotors/Servo Drivers, OMRON offers different products in different areas. So please click on the banner "Products links" in the top right corner to reach the country website nearest you.

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Servomotor Selection Flow Chart

Formulas

Formulas for Operating Patterns

Inertia Formulas

Acceleration/Deceleration Torque Formula

Calculation of Maximum Momentary Torque, Effective Torque

Positioning Accuracy

Straight Line Speed and Motor Rotation Speed

Sample Calculations

1. Machinery Selection

2. Determining Operating Pattern

3. Calculation of Motor Shaft Conversion Load Inertia

 Ball screwInertia JB LoadInertia JW Motor Shaft ConversionLoad Inertia JL

4. Load Torque Calculation

 Torque against FrictionTorque TW Motor Shaft ConversionLoad Torque TL

5. Calculation of Rotation Speed

 Rotations N

6. Motor Temporary Selection [In case OMNUC U Series Servomotor is temporarily selected

 The Rotor/Inertia of theselected Servomotor ismore than 1/30* of a load 80% of the Rated Torqueof the selectedServomotor is more thanthe load torque of theServomotor shaftconversion value

* Note that this value changes according to the Series.

7. Calculation of Acceleration/Deceleration Torque

 Acceleration/Deceleration Torque TA

8. Calculation of Maximum Momentary Torque, Effective Torque

9. Result of Examination

Note: This example omits calculations for the regenerative energy, operating conditions, or positioner characteristics.

Maintenance

Servomotors and Servo Drives contain many components and will operate properly only when each of the individual components is operating properly.
Some of the electrical and mechanical components require maintenance depending on application conditions. In order to ensure proper long-term operation of Servomotors and Drives, periodic inspection and part replacement is required according to the life of the components.
(From the "Recommendations for Periodic Inspection of Inverters", published by JEMA)

The periodic maintenance cycle depends on the installation environment and application conditions of the Servomotor or Servo Drive. Recommended maintenance times are listed below for Servomotors and Servo Drives. Use these for reference in determining actual maintenance schedules.
For Servomotors and Servo Drives maintenance, please check the "User Manual (Chapter on Periodic Maintenance)" for each Series.

Servo Drive (including Power Supply unit and Regeneration Resistor)

Among the components used in the Servo Drive, aluminum analytical capacitors and Axle fans in particular require periodic maintenance.
The life of aluminum analytical capacitors is greatly affected by the ambient operating temperature and the load conditions of Servomotor operation.
Generally speaking, an increase of 10℃ in the ambient operating temperature will reduce capacitor life by 50%.
Recommended maintenance times are listed below for each of the Series.

OMNUC G5 Series

Aluminum analytical capacitors......28,000 hours
(Ambient operating temperature 55℃, output of the rated operation [rated torque])
Axle fan......10,000 to 30,000 hours
(At an ambient Servo Drive operating temperature of 40℃ or below)

Smart Step 2 Series

Aluminum analytical capacitors......50,000 hours
(Ambient operating temperature 40℃, 80% output of the rated operation [rated torque])
Axle fan......30,000 hours
(At an ambient Servo Drive operating temperature of 40℃ and an ambient humidity of 65%)

OMNUC G Series

Aluminum analytical capacitors......28,000 hours
(Ambient operating temperature 55℃, output of the rated operation [rated torque])
Axle fan......10,000 to 30,000 hours
(At an ambient Servo Drive operating temperature of 40℃ or below)

Please follow the instructions in the user manual for installation.
We recommend that ambient operating temperature and the power ON time be reduced as much as possible to lengthen the maintenance intervals for Servo Drives.
If the Servomotor or Servo Drive is not to be used for a long time, or if they are to be used under conditions worse than those described above, a periodic inspection schedule of five years is recommended.
Please consult with OMRON to determine whether or not components need to be replaced.

Servomotor

Among the components used by the Servomotor, Aluminum Analytical Capacitors, Bearings, Oil seal and Brush require periodic maintenance. Their life will depend on such factors as the number of rotations used for, the temperature, and the load on bearings. Recommended maintenance times are listed below for each of the Series.

OMNUC G5 Series

Bearings ..........................20,000 hours
Oil Seals ..........................5,000 hours

Smart Step 2 Series

Bearings ..........................20,000 hours
Oil Seals ..........................5,000 hours

OMNUC G Series

Bearings ..........................20,000 hours
Oil Seals ..........................5,000 hours

Application Conditions: Ambient Servomotor operating temperature of 40℃, within allowable shaft load, rated operation (rated torque and r/min), installed as described in operation manual.