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Until recently, purchasing drives, motors, and cables from different suppliers was routine. The technology simplified the process of choosing the cables, and any installation technician was capable of choosing cables that met a specific application’s needs and installing them without causing any critical issues in the system.

If you experience some unintended motion or unexplained drive faults in your motion system, there are several possible causes. For example, motion setup through the drive, a poorly designed program within the control, and motor or feedback commutation phasing 180 degrees out can all cause unintended motion. For this review, we’re going to look at issues created by the contribution of poorly chosen and installed motor cables.

Working with motion control experts like Kollmorgen makes selecting a servo system easier and faster, resulting in an optimal system for the application.

When and how to customize a standard servo motor depends on the predicted benefits derived from the customization that should include a solution tied to form, fit, and function. Learn more.

An alternative to customizing a servo motor is utilizing a frameless motor and integrating directly into the machine itself. Learn more in our new blog post!

An explosion proof motor is clearly marked with a nameplate that identifies its suitability for a given hazardous environment.  The nameplate will indicate the hazardous Class, Division, and Group for which the motor is suited.

Electric motors generate heat under normal operating conditions and have the potential to generate a spark if a motor coil fails. Excessive motor case temperatures or a spark that is not properly contained can cause an explosion or ignite a fire in environments where specific hazardous materials are present.

From concept to production, Kollmorgen is the one partner you need for the most ambitious design, the most capable engineering and the most confident delivery. 

There are several performance requirements that must be considered when selecting a stepper motor for an application. Our Stepper Optimizer tool is the fastest and most reliable way to determine these needs.

A stepper motor is a simple two phase brushless synchronous motor containing a segmented magnetized rotor and a stator consisting of a prescribed number of electromagnetic coils. When energized, these coils create north and south polls that push or pull the segmented magnetized rotor to make it spin.

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