Technical Support

An Educated Consumer Is Our Best Customer™

At Electromate® customer education and training are Priority One! This section serves to provide our customers with a wealth of technical information for the products displayed throughout our site.

Videos and WebinarsView More

Click on the following YouTube link to view a library of Prerecorded Motion Control Technology WebinarsAdditionally, over 360 product video's can also be viewed at the following link Manufacturer Product Videos.

Topics Include:

  • Extreme Environment Operation of DC Servo Motors What are the Challenges and What's required
  • Design Implications In Sub Micron Positioning
  • Automation and Food Safety Webinar: IP69K Products to meet New FDA FSMA standards
  • The Evolution of Ethernet in Motion Control
  • DC Motor Types and Usage in Typical Applications
  • Designing an Optimal Rotary Motion Joint for Robotics and Factory Automation
  • EtherCAT as a Master Machine Control Tool
  • Servo Solutions for Mobile Automation Challenges
  • How Magnetic Sensing Technologies are Changing How You Use Rotary Encoders
  • Ethernet or EtherCAT for Motion Control Webinar: Choosing the Right Network for Your Applications
  • Theory, Application & Operation of Frameless Motor Technology

The MOTIONEERING Application EngineView More

Announcing MOTIONEERING® Application Engine 6.4.0 – Kollmorgen's latest release of their Free premier motion sizing and selection software. This release features the new KBM™ Series Frameless Kit brushless motors with our AKD™ servo drive family, complementing their existing rotary and linear actuation systems. Sizing frameless motors and drive systems has never been easier. Using a mechanism project concept for collecting and saving multiple axes of load information, MOTIONEERING® can automatically calculate application results and compare against a database catalog of systems – recommending to their customers the most optimized set of Kollmorgen system solutions available.Technical Services

The software sizing engine has the flexibility to sum the effects of multiple axes of motion for power supply and shunt regeneration sizing (rotary applications only). Versatile units-of-measure selection options for mechanism and motion profile data-entry, with the ability to convert data into other available units, makes this a convenient international tool. A user-friendly Help file teaches program functions and algorithms used to provide results. 

Download MOTIONEERING Application Engine (v6.4.0)

MOTIONEERING® Online NEW and Improved Features:

  • Inertia Calculator - lets you build up inertia based on odd shapes by additive or subtractive methods
  • Custom motion profile - easy to add entire segments or copy segments to repeat
  • Environmental Factor - takes into account your ambient temperature
  • Project by Project Units - You can tailor your units on a project by project basis, or use the global units settings

The Engineer's ToolbarView More

The Engineer's Toolbar provides a convenient engineering toolbar to facilitate common technical calculations.  Engineers and students alike will find this free tool to be extremely useful. 

Download Toolbar (1.2MB)  

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Toolbar Features:

  • Unit conversion
  • 28 parameters, hundreds of units
  • Densities of materials - broad selection of materials and elements
  • Inertia calculations
    • Cylinder
    • Parallelepiped
    • Spherical shell
    • Sphere
    • Slender rod
    • Tetrahedron
  • Integrates with MOTIONEERING® Application Engine and other programs utilizing a simple copy and paste function
  • Trigonometric and calculus reference

The Smart Motion Cheat SheetView More

The Smart Motion Cheat Sheet was created to provide the system designer the information most commonly used to properly determine the torque at speed required by a given application and to give some guidelines for selecting the most appropriate motor-drive system to deliver that required torque at speed.

The Smart Motion Cheat Sheet includes:

  • Sizing Formulae
  • Interpretation of Torque/Speed Curve
  • Sizing/Selection Flow Chart
  • Symbols & Definitions
  • Common Engineering Unit Conversions & Much More

The Motion Control Terminology PrimerView More

The Motion Control Terminology Primer is a two-page concise White Paper covering the following topics:

  • Motion Control
  • Motion Controllers
  • Drives and Amplifiers
  • Motors
  • Feedback Sensors
  • Mechanical Systems

Other Helpful ToolsView More

Other sources for Technical Information on our products can be found at- "Motion Control Fundamentals" -  A New LinkedIn Group

Product Video's found on Electromate®'s YouTube Channel

Technical White Papers on Electromate's Blog