In an earlier blog we told of the rivalry that existed between Pacific Scientific and Kollmorgen before their arranged marriage under the Danaher umbrella. At the heart of this competition were their respective brushless servo motors. This is the second in a series of two blogs that will look back at those two manufacturers’ introductory servo offerings.
Pacific Scientific sprang into the servo arena in the late 1980’s with their R series brushless servomotors. Although the “R” in those days indicated the motor employed rare earth magnets, these were not just any rare-earth magnets.
It is important to know how much life left on your servo drive so that you’re not caught by surprise. This is especially true if your unit is 8-10 years old, as that’s the typical time period in which we find most servo drives needing repairs.
When the all-digital Pacific Scientific SC900 servo drive came along in the early 90s, it replaced the less-compact SC700 series. As it turns out, the SC900 did really well in the market and laid the groundwork for things to come.
Repair or Replacement? An OEM that manufactures pet vaccination machinery got a real shot in the arm when they turned to Motor Systems Inc. for help in repairing 22 Pacific Scientific PC800 servo drives.
To best avoid the problems that come from using non-authorized servo service centers, it’s simply a matter of understanding the difference between “We’re able to do that,” and “We’re authorized to do that.”