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The Mentor Session Series for AKD servo drives provides an interactive learning experience with instructor demonstrations that allow you to observe programming techniques and strategies. We will begin with how to set up the drive, then lead you through the process of programming various functions. The instructor will also answer any questions you may have in real time.

Our Mentor Session Series provides the flexibility to target your own development in areas where you might need some additional education. Check back often, as we routinely update the Mentor Sessions with both on-demand learning opportunities as well as our very popular live events.

How to Set Up Your AKD for Success

How to begin? Setting up a system for the first time can be daunting; however, a little guidance can show you the path to reduced setup time. Quickly achieve precise motion by following the best practices shared in this session. Simply watch or follow along in Workbench as we walk you through commissioning your new drive, step by step.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Reduce setup time with best practices for configuration settings
  • Quickly create motion tasks and sequences
  • Diagnose faults and warnings for faster commissioning and increased uptime

Advanced Motion With AKD

Building on the How to Set Up Your AKD for Success session, creating advanced high-performance motion is easy. In this session, learn how to use internal AKD tools like the performance servo tuner and bode plots to identify mechanical compliance. You’ll also learn how to create more intricate motion tasks that go beyond an extension and return.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Create advanced motion profiles
  • Increase performance using built-in testing and diagnostic tools
  • Read a bode plot and interpret the data
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About the Presenter(s)

Gordon Ritchie
Gordon Ritchie has over 31 years of experience partnering with machine builders to design motion solutions across the broadest array of applications. He teaches more than 60 technical motion classes each year as well as mentoring application and technical support teams. Gordon is an avid learner who enjoys the Blue Ridge Mountains, photography and videography.