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NORTH AMERICA | FEBRUARY 2012

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Learn How to Build a More Compact and Cost-Effective Machine, Faster, with AKD® BASIC Servo Drives

Integrated motion and logic control

Welcome the latest addition to Kollmorgen's AKD® servo drive family!

New AKD® BASIC Ethernet-based programmable servo drives feature an integrated motion controller that enables OEMs to build a more compact and cost-effective machine than is possible with a separate drive and PLC configuration. The camming, s-curve and free-form motion profile capabilities delivered by the integrated motion controller, combined with the simplicity of BASIC programming language and a built-in Program editor with debugging tools, makes it possible for machine builders to easily execute complex processes, faster.

Want to learn more?

Join us in Radford, VA, on March 27 - 29 or May 22 - 24, for hands-on training, and to experience firsthand how the functionality and flexibility of AKD BASIC servo drives can help differentiate the performance of your next machine - without the time and cost associated with vendor customized motion components.

Class size is limited, so sign up today!

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How to Improve Overall Machine Performance and Decrease Drive System Footprint

Performance advantage

Do you need to reduce the size of your machine and improve its performance? You're not alone.

One Kollmorgen OEM customer was recently tasked with redesigning a machine to decrease its footprint on the factory floor, while achieving higher throughput with increased system bandwidth, greater repeatability and higher accuracy.

No small task, this machine builder determined that it needed an alternative to the traditional planetary gear motor system they had been using, which suffered from acceleration limits, compliance and overall machine complexity that added to ongoing maintenance issues for their customer.

The solution? A KBM™ series frameless torque motor that integrated into the load to reduce the overall drive system footprint, reduced parts count and maintenance requirements, and increased machine throughput and repeatability.

Have similar challenges and want to see real results? Learn more about how KBM motors can help you build a superior performing machine, faster.

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Increase Accuracy and Productivity in Harsh Environments with New Keypad HMI Panels

Performance advantage

In dirty or greasy environments touchscreen display and input surfaces are easily soiled and often lack the tactile feedback that gloved users or users with dirty hands need to consistently enter correct inputs.

Kollmorgen has the solution.

Our new AKI series keypad HMI panels promote reliable user inputs without sacrificing screen readability, and provide users with greater key-press accuracy and "feel" for enhanced usability and productivity.

Built to last, these panels combine a modern industrial design with world-class graphics that will withstand challenging industrial environments such as those found in packaging, food and beverage, and coating applications, for years to come.

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In This Issue:

 
   
 

Upcoming Events:

 
 

AKD® Servo Drive / AKD® BASIC Programming

 
 

March 27 – 29, 2012
Radford, VA

 
 

May 22 – 24, 2012
Radford, VA

 
 

Control Programming

 
 

March 12 – 16, 2012
Fond du Lac, WI

 
 

Control Maintenance

 
 

March 20 – 22, 2012
Fond du Lac, WI

 
 

Distributor Workshop

 
 

March 20 – 22, 2012
Radford, VA

 
 

May 8 – 10, 2012
Radford, VA

 
 

Motion 101 - SERVO/Step Product Introduction & Application Sizing

 
 

May 1 – 3, 2012
Radford, VA

 
 

June 12 – 13, 2012
Radford, VA

 
 

Kollmorgen offers technical training courses throughout the year on a variety of subjects and product lines. Courses are designed and taught by key Kollmorgen personnel who are directly associated with the particular product or subject. These programs emphasize a practical, hands-on approach to learning. Customized, on-site technical training is also available. For more information, contact training@kollmorgen.com.

 

Kollmorgen Engineering Videos


See how superior motion solutions result in differentiated machine performance.


 
Q and A

Have a motion control question you'd like to see addressed in an upcoming eNews?

Tell us about it by sending a note
question@kollmorgen.com

 
Q and A

Are you looking for ways to keep up-to-date on the latest advancements in motion control and how they can help you build a competitive advantage?


Consider attending Motor, Drive & Automation Systems 2012, March 13 - 14 in Orlando, FL, where Kollmorgen's Chris Radley will present on "Extending Design Options Using a Complete Integrated Automation and Motion Controller with Servo Drive and Network Master in a Single Compact Package."


Learn more and send a note through email to Chris to schedule a 1:1 meeting during the conference to discuss your application needs and how motion control technology advancements can help you build differentiated machines.

 
     

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