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NORTH AMERICA | Februray 2015

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Kollmorgen Motors Shrunk in Kuka Robots 

Kuka's compact robots in the KR Agilus series are agile systems that feature short cyle times and high repeatability, particularly for pick-and-place tasks.
Synchronous servo motors from Kollmorgen play a major role in achieving the high performance and precision required in the KR Agilus robots.

Through collaborative co-engineering, the two companies were able to reduce the installation volume of the motors compared to standard models, implement robot-specific applications and optimize the entire supply chain

Learn how the smallest AKM™ servo motor, already very small from the start, was customized and made even thinner to fit compactly into the wrist joint of the robot without compromising performance or quality.



Connect an AKD® Servo Drive to a RSLogix™ Controller in Three Easy Steps!

Kollmorgen has released a new video demonstrating 3 easy steps to connect a Kollmorgen AKD Servo Drive through Ethernet /IP using a Rockwell Automation® RSLogix™. 

This brief but informative video also highlights the ease of integrating a Kollmorgen AKD drive with a Rockwell Automation® PLC system. 

Additional competitive conversion information can be found on Kollmorgen’s Developer Network (KDN) and on Kollmorgen’s Competitive Conversion Kit website page. This page is an excellent sales tool for you.  It provides sample programs for integrating with Rockwell Automation® and compliments the video below. It also offers side by side comparison (drawings and specs) to guide your customer’s conversion.

This is a great time to evaluate the depth and breadth of Kollmorgen’s AKM™ Servo Motor solutions along with the AKD Servo Drive’s advanced performance and troubleshooting capabilities. Don’t let your motor and drive dictate your machine design; take advantage of the flexibility and torque density of Kollmorgen’s AKM Servo Motor solutions.

Contact your local distributor or Kollmorgen for more information.

Click on Distributor Locator  to find local technical experts.

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Durable and Hygienic Machinery Components for Food Processing and Packaging Applications

The food processing and packing industry plays a major role in food safety and making sure the final product is safe and secure for the consumer.


Food safety is a serious requirement and it presents significant challenges for manufacturers.


Motion controls, electrical motors and gearboxes are integral to the development of highly effective and efficient machinery in the food processing and packaging industry. 


However, the selection of electrical components for use in wash-down environments has been limited, leading to the use of components that failed prematurely and were difficult to clean. This white paper expands upon the limitations found in many machinery components and their designs while presenting rich insight and more robust alternative solutions.



In This Issue:

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 directly associated with the particular product or subject.

Customized, on-site technical training is also available.  For more information, contact


See a list of training classes provided below:

Motion 101 - Servo/Step Product Introduction & Application Sizing

March 10-12,  2015 Radford, VA


AKD/AKD BASIC - Hands-on - AKD and AKD basic drives

March 17-19, 2015 Radford, VA


AKD BASIC Online Course



Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Boston, MA

Join Bill Sutton for a FREE Presentation on Seafood Safety, Compliance & Quality Assurance

Sunday, March 15th
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Schedule a visit with Bill Sutton


Food Safety Summit Expo & Conference 2015
April 28 - 30, 2015
Baltimore Convention Center, MD

Visit Kollmorgen Booth 708

While at the show remember to stop by the FREE Exhibitor Showcase Theatre to learn more from Bill Sutton about

Advanced Hygienic Design of Food Processing Equipment

Wednesday, April 29th 
12:00-12:30 pm 


3 Key Reasons for NOT Taking Shortcuts for Motor Repairs

Brushless AC servo motors and stepper motors have long life spans; however, occasionally they do need to be repaired. See these three reasons for not taking shortcuts when motor repairs are needed.