Press Releases - 2013

  • 9/22/2013

    Kollmorgen Introduces Safe Motion Modules that Interface Seamlessly with Machine Functional Safety

    Kollmorgen Introduces Safe Motion Modules that Interface Seamlessly with Machine Functional Safety 2013-09-22   Kollmorgen Safety Modules™ (KSM) help OEMs deliver higher productivity by combining Machine Safety logic and Safe Motion into one powerful package that integrates seamlessly with Functional

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  • 9/12/2013

    Kollmorgen Introduces the New Stainless Steel AKMH Servo Motors at PACK EXPO 2013

    Kollmorgen Introduces the New Stainless Steel AKMH Servomotors at PACK EXPO 2013 2013-09-12 Visit booth 3118 to learn how Kollmorgen’s motion technology and new AKMH with its robust hygienic design can maximize machine productivity, and ensure food-safety compliance.

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  • 8/23/2013

    New Kollmorgen Stainless Steel AKMH™ Servo Motors Raise the Standard for Hygienic, Wash-down Motors and Cables for Food, Pharma, and Caustic Chemical Environments

    Kollmorgen introduces their new line of robust stainless steel AKMH™ Motors based on the acclaimed AKM® series. Designed specifically to address the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), these IP69K rated synchronous servomotors feature a hygienic housing design that meets EHEDG, NSF, BISSC and 3A guidelines.

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  • 8/20/2013

    Learn How to Solve Tough Processing and Packaging Challenges, at PACK EXPO 2013

    Kollmorgen will be interplaying and educating Pack Expo Las Vegas 2013 attendees about motion technologies in booth 3118 on September 23-25, 2013. Again this year, Kollmorgen is setting the stage so that visitors can have some fun while they get hands-on product knowledge. In honor of Las Vegas, Kollmorgen has a new Servo Boxing interactive demo that will showcase boxing “servo – style”.

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  • 6/6/2013

    Kollmorgen Expands Global Engineering, Manufacturing and Sales Footprint by Acquiring Leading Brazilian Motion Control Manufacturer

    Kollmorgen has acquired MCS Engenharia Ltda. MCS is a leading Brazilian-based manufacturer and system integrator of standard and customized high performance motion controllers and complementary motion control components. Established in 1983 and headquartered in Tamboré, São Paulo, Brazil, MCS is the largest domestic supplier of precision motion controllers. The company was also the first Brazilian-based motion control manufacturer. The acquisition combines both companies’ industry-leading expertise, technology and products, making Kollmorgen resources readily available to Brazilian machine builders and making MCS resources available to Kollmorgen customers around the world. Day-to-day operations at MCS will remain unchanged.

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  • 5/29/2013

    Kollmorgen Motor Technology and Design Expertise Enable Advanced Robotics Capabilities for Tartan Rescue Team’s CHIMP Humanoid Robot

    Tartan Rescue Team, a partnership of the National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC), the applied research and technology transfer organization of Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) world renowned Robotics Institute , along withKollmorgen and other technology sponsors, has designed and built an advanced robot known as CHIMP (CMU Highly Intelligent Mobile Platform) – the team’s entry into the DARPA Robotics Challenge . CHIMP utilizes Kollmorgen frameless motor technology in each of its drive joints to deliver advanced functionality and significant performance benefits for the Robotics Challenge. This advanced functionality also paves the way for new mobile manipulation and manufacturing automation applications.

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  • 4/11/2013

    Kollmorgen Expands Global Sales, Engineering and Manufacturing Footprint by Acquiring Elsim Electrotechnical Systems A.S.

    Acquisiton expands best-in-class solutions and support to Turkey and other Eastern European markets     RADFORD, VA – Kollmorgen has acquired Turkish-based Elsim Electrotechnical Systems A.S. Elsim is and will continue to be a family-run, value-add motion control solutions provider with nearly 25 years experience delivering turnkey solutions for Turkish and Eastern European OEMs. Elsim clients include 60 of the top 100 companies in the Türkish Industrial First League. This acquisition reinforces Kollmorgen’s commitment to delivering industry-leading expertise, technology and products to machine builders in these regions and throughout the world.    

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  • 3/18/2013

    Kollmorgen’s AKD® PDMM Named 2012 Design News Magazine “Golden Mousetrap” Finalist

     RADFORD, VA – Kollmorgen’s AKD® PDMM has been named a 2012 Golden Mousetrap best new product finalist in the Automation and Control: Drives category by Design News magazine.  AKD PDMM combines a high-performance multi-axis motion controller, complete IEC61131-3 soft PLC, EtherCAT master, and AKD® servo drive in a single, compact package.  This enables OEMs to lower machine costs, reduce panel space by 50 percent or more and simplify wiring and integration, while increasing system flexibility, scalability, and motion performance.  AKD PDMM is ideal for applications where precise synchronization of multiple axes of motion is vital, and can reduce the time required to commission complex systems from weeks or more to days or even hours.   

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  • 1/30/2013

    Kollmorgen Gives Away Segway® x2 Personal Transporter

    RADFORD, VA – Hank Whetstone of Whetstone Industries named winner of off-road Segway x2 driven by innovative Kollmorgen motion technology. Kollmorgen announces that Hank Whetstone of Whetstone Industries is the winner of the company’s Segway® x2 Personal Transporter (PT) giveaway at PACK EXPO 2012. The Segway x2 is driven by an innovative Kollmorgen electric motor that delivers 40% more torque per unit of volume than comparably sized motors. The Segway x2 is a rugged, self-balancing, electric-powered transportation device designed to provide a smooth and stable ride over a variety of terrain – from the backyard to more challenging off road environments. “I look forward to enjoying my new Segway x2,” says Whetstone.

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  • 1/30/2013

    Scalable AKD® Servo Drive-Based Solutions Satisfy Simple Single Axis Control, up to 128 Axes of Complex Fully Programmable and Synchronized Motion

    RADFORD, VA – Flexible high-performance motion solutions from Kollmorgen simplify machine designs while satisfying virtually any application need. With the recent additions of the AKD® PDMM and AKD® BASIC to its servo drive family, Kollmorgen now has available a complete suite of high-performance and scalable motion solutions that enable OEMs to simplify the design, reduce the size and improve the performance of virtually any machine. Scalable solutions enable machine designers to leverage a single drive platform to satisfy unique motion needs – from simple single axis control up to 128 axes of fully programmable and tightly synchronized motion – across machine designs.

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  • 1/16/2013

    Automation World Magazine Readers Recognize Kollmorgen as 2012 "First Team" Leader in the Motion Control Drives Category

    RADFORD, VA –  Kollmorgen has been recognized as a First Team Supplier of Motion Control Drives in Automation World magazine’s 2012 Leadership in Automation (LIA) program. Kollmorgen drives deliver advanced control technology, industry-leading performance and simple commissioning, enabling OEMs to create more compact and capable machines. Automation World is a leading business magazine serving automation professionals. Votes for the LIA program are cast by Automation World readers online and via a year-long email poll with both aided and unaided recall surveys, where readers are asked to vote for their favorite automation vendors. Read More 

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