MOTIONEERING(TM) Windows-based software lets the user choose an application; define a motion profile; and select the optimum servomotor, amplifier, and power supply. A motor-types database includes dc servo, brushless servo, direct-drive linear, direct-drive rotary, and vector ac. The "project" approach feature, where multiple axes of motion and their product solutions are combined, allows power supply and shunt regeneration calculations based on the simultaneous operation of multiple axes.
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