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Buying AGVs? Read this checklist to avoid the pitfalls.

We are excited to introduce the launch of a brand new product selection tool – Kollmorgen Stepper Optimizer. Optimizer provides multiple ways for you to discover what Kollmorgen stepper motor works best in your application. Comprised in the tool are Kollmorgen’s most highly recommended stepper series. This includes our newest stepper product, the PMX Series, as well as our  popular Powermax and POWERPAC product families.
Horsepower (hp) is a measure of power, which can be further described as the rate at which work is performed.  There are slightly different definitions for its conversion to the unit watts depending on the mechanism being described: mechanical, electric, boiler, metric, etc..   Our focus here will be on servo motor systems.

For many, “Made in Italy” is synonymous with Italian ceramic tiles, but did you know most tiles have been handled by “someone” other than Italian workers?

Read the exciting story on how Volvo introduced AGVs in their production. Even if 1973 seems 100 years ago, the technology is more relevant than ever.

Europe's second largest dairy company, Arla Foods, has been using AGVs in their facilities since 2009. Read more to see how Arla Foods ensures everyone "gets milk."

Most of us have been there at one point or another…..wishing we had a backup copy of something. Whether it’s contacts on a cell phone or a program file in a motion controller, data is important and valuable.

The next generation of industries is facing new challenges. What role can Automated Guided Vehicles play?

Linear motors fill an important role in providing a robust and high precision direct drive solution in many high performance applications.  In order to achieve the highest level of performance, the linear motor system must be commissioned properly.  This blog post addresses key areas to consider when setting up and commissioning a linear motor system.  It is always important to refer to the installation and set -up instructions provided by the manufacturer.

Markus Johansson was appointed General Manager of Kollmorgen Automation AB on October 12, 2015.

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