Highly automated production and logistics facilities require mechatronic drive solutions. This book describes in which way the industrial production and logistics work and shows the structure of the drive solutions required for this purpose.
The functionality of the mechanical and electronic elements of a drive system including the software is described, and their basic dimensioning principles are explained. Furthermore the authors outline the engineering, reliability, and important aspects of the life cycle.
The great number of applications within the fields of conveying and material handling technology in continuous and cycled production lines and for machining processes are divided into twelve drive solutions. They comprise the motor, the inverter with its software, the gearbox, and mechanical drive elements. The specific requirements and the functionality of these twelve solutions are presented. The authors focus on the energy conversion with controlled electric drive systems.