When you’re manufacturing the gears and other parts that will go into a precision machine, your own machine needs to operate at the very pinnacle of precision. If the parts you deliver are less than perfect, any number of manufacturing businesses suffer the consequences – beginning with yours. When the machines that drive industry depend on the power and precision of your own machines, Kollmorgen motion technologies are the choice for top performance.

Direct Drive for the Perfect Cut

Direct drive technology allows gear grinding tools, precision lathes and other machine tools to operate with the greatest possible precision and repeatability. By completely eliminating the need for transmission components, direct drive motion makes your machine simpler while reducing maintenance. And direct drive eliminates transmission backlash, chatter and compliance, so that every cut is exact, every time.

Maximum Performance with a Minimal Footprint

Direct drive technology allows the motor to be located in the machine head itself, applying the required velocity and torque directly to the cutting tool. To meet the space and weight constraints of this approach, our frameless motors offer the widest torque range in the smallest possible package with the greatest installation flexibility. Our co-engineers developed Cartridge DDR® technology to simplify things even more, enabling a simple five-minute installation process for mounting the motor and coupling directly to the load.

Better Engineering for a More Profitable Business

In the 1970s, Kollmorgen pioneered the machine tool industry’s transition from hydraulic to electric motion. Today, we’re still leading the way with the most advanced design tools, motion networks, co-engineering capabilities and a full selection of integrated components to achieve virtually any design specification. Kollmorgen technologies and expertise make a measurable difference to the speed and precision of any high-end manufacturing operation – and to the bottom line.


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KBM™ Series Brushless Motors

KBM™ Series Brushless Motors eliminate the need for gearboxes and transmission components, providing the torque range, space savings and installation flexibility that engineers need to build a better machine tool.

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Cartridge Direct Drive Rotary (CDDR™)

Kollmorgen Cartridge DDR® motors combine the space-saving and performance advantages of a frameless motor with the ease of installation of a full-frame motor.

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AKD™ Servo Drives

AKD™ servo drives provide industry-leading power density, performance and precision in one of the most compact footprints available.

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