of motor drive systems can only be obtained if high quality
control methods are used. Such methods are feasible with
today’s microprocessors, but they require a comprehensive
understanding of the machine and the system in which they are
Control designs are generated using system simulation
models, and these models can be augmented with statistical and
other data obtained by practical measurement. The models predict
the performance of the drive and system in a controlled environment
without recourse to hardware builds.
Motor control systems can be easily translated to the target microprocessor system. In many cases, this can be done using “autocoding” tools to translate the simulation modelling language into microprocessor instructions.