International Society of Automation News Release
ISA Publishes New Book on Servomotor Sizing and Application
Research Triangle Park, NC (22 February 2012) – The International Society of Automation (ISA) announces that it has produced a new technical publication, Servomotor Sizing and Application, by Gary Kirckof, P.E.
Servomotor Sizing and Application brings together all the resources needed to analyze mechanisms for the purpose of selecting an appropriate servomotor. Written for mechanical engineers engaged in the design of industrial machinery, this book is well suited to the control engineer because it illustrates practical servomotor applications. The book breaks the motor sizing process into its elementary topics and covers each in depth. It then brings it all back together with detailed examples.
Topics include kinematics, duty cycles, inertia, friction, and mechanics. The analysis of linkages is also discussed using the crank-arm and a two axis parallel robot as examples.
Kirckof has spent the bulk of his 30-year career working with automated equipment and assembly lines. Servomotor Sizing and Application is a direct result of that experience. He is both a registered mechanical and electrical engineer and works for Beckhoff Automation as an application engineer.
Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards, certifies industry professionals, provides education and training, publishes books and technical articles, and hosts conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals. ISA is the founding sponsor of the Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).