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NORTH AMERICA | October 2014

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Servo Motor Parameters and their Proper Conversions for Servo Drive Utilization

Utilization of servo motor parameters in their correct units of measure as defined by the drive manufacturer is imperative for achieving desired mechanism performance.

But without proper understanding of motor and drive parameter details relative to their defined terms, units, nomenclature and the calculated conversions between them, incorrect units are likely to be applied which complicate both machine design development and the manufacturing process.

Our white paper demonstrates how machine designers can effectively overcome challenges around servo motor parameters and apply them correctly for any motor or drive to meet specific requirements. It features detailed information and actual conversion tools to perform correct interpretation, data entry and measurement. 

Armed with complete knowledge from the white paper, machine designers can engage in the following actions and achieve their goals:

  • Cost-effective, yet thorough and timely decision-making approach throughout the machine design process

  • Fine-tuning of motion control components for enhanced machine
    performance, higher product quality and increased throughput


Kollmorgen's Powermax II Series Stepper Motors Won the 2014 Control Design Readers Choice Award!


Our high-performance, brushless, maintenance-free stepper motors provide precise, extremely cost-effective motion control. These 2-phase motors inherently move in exact 1.8° increments (200 steps per revolution), with no need for expensive, complicated feedback devices. When using a microstepping drive, each 1.8° step can be broken into even smaller increments to achieve nearly servo-like positioning performance.

Learn How to Protect Your End-User’s Brands by Applying New Standards in Hygienic Design with Kollmorgen at Pack Expo 2014

Kollmorgen will highlight its robust stainless steel AKMH servo motors in booth S-2642 at Pack Expo 2014 in Chicago, IL, November 2 – 5, 2014. Based on the acclaimed AKM Series, the AKMH sets a new standard in hygienic motor design. These IP69K rated synchronous servo motors are designed to satisfy EHEDG, NSF, BISSC and 3A machinery guidelines to reduce the risk of food recall and increase reliability in washdown environments. 

Visitors to booth S-2642 will be treated to a little fun while they get hands-on product knowledge with demos that illustrate processing and packaging machine capabilities and entertain at the same time.The interactive Servo Boxing Robots demo will showcase AKD PDMM® programmable servo drives that deliver higher throughput and greater machine precision.

We will also be displaying our AKD-N decentralized drive that can reduce cabling expense and complication as well as reducing control cabinet size on machines.

Along with our hygienic focus, come see our full line of motion control products including Kollmorgen Automation Suite (KAS) soft PLC controls, AKD digital drives, stepper motors, direct drive rotary and linear motors, and actuators. Come see our servo boxing robots and have some fun while learning about the latest in motion technology for the packaging industry


In This Issue:

Servo Motor Parameters

Kollmorgen Wins Readers Choice

Servo Boxing Robots at Pack Expo


Technical Training Courses

Help differentiate your machines with hands-on motion control solutions training from Kollmorgen.


Our technical training is designed and taught by key Kollmorgen personnel who are associated with the particular product or subject.


Customized, on-site technical training is available.  For more information, contact [email protected].


See a list of scheduled training classes provided below.

Time For A Servo Crossover? 
5 Tips For Success

There are a number of situations that call for crossing over and replacing an existing motor with a newer servo. These can include: product obsolescence, cost savings, lead time issues, or upgrading to newer technology. The specifics of each application could lead to an endless number of important factors to consider.

November 2-5, Chicago, Illinois

Schedule a visit with Bill Sutton
at Kollmorgen Booth S-2642 

While at Pack Expo be sure to stop by the Food Safety Summit Resource Center to learn more from Tom England about

New Standards in
Machine Design

Tuesday November 4
1:15 pm

The Food Safety Summit Resource Center, booth #2962, is located in the South BuildingView floor plan

Design & Manufacturing Montreal
November 19-20, Montreal, Quebec

Schedule a visit with Doug Pike