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NORTH AMERICA | January 2015

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Servo Motor Phasing with Hall Commutation

The expansion of closed-loop feedback motion control into less traditional applications will undoubtedly bring forth a new generation of specialized low-cost permanent magnet servo drives

Depending on the complexity of requirements, many of these applications will only require minimal feedback resolution and software flexibility to increase overall efficiency.

Hall sensors are one of the feedback types that may be utilized for commutation of motor windings at their proper time. It is also the type of device where differential signals could be presented for interpolation to achieve higher feedback resolution and enhance velocity control. 

Our white paper explains the detailed process through step-by-step instructions for an in-depth understanding of Hall connections, and the material on rotational (or linear) direction and nomenclature conversion is organized effectively with charts and graphs to minimize complexity.


Kollmorgen Launches New Web-Based Motioneering Tool

Let us simplify the sizing and selection of rotary motors and drives for you with our newly launched user-friendly Motioneering® Online Tool, located at

Similar to our PC-based Motioneering Application Engine, this new tool simplifies the complex task of specifying optimized motors and drives for your unique application and includes new features such as an inertia building tool, s-curve acceleration for motion profiles, and a user-friendly Help System. It also generates a report of application results that is ready for easy review and distribution. Best of all, since it is online, it is available to you when and where you need to access it!




Kollmorgen AKMH™ Motors Exceed One Voice Requirements

In December 2014 the Alliance for Innovation & Operational Excellence (AIOE) released One Voice for Hygienic Equipment Design for Low-Moisture Foods.

The document is designed to allow Consumer Packaged Goods Companies (CPGs) and OEM's to reach a consensus on cost effective yet durable and cleanable machine designs for the manufacture of low moisture foods. 

Stuart Miles

The One Voice document combines existing standards and a collaboration process that will allow machine buliders to make a limited number of designs while providing CPGs with machines that meet their requirements.

Kollmorgen AKMH Hygienic Servo Motors and AquaTRUE™ gearboxes meet and exceed requirements in the document both for product contact and non-contact adjacent surfaces.


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 associated with the particular product or subject.


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


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


Kollmorgen Automation Suite - Level 1

March 23-27, 2015 Radford, VA

AKD BASIC Online Course



IPPE Expo 2015
January 27 - 29, 2015 Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta, GA

Visit Kollmorgen Booth B7861

Schedule a visit with Bill Sutton

While at the show be sure to stop by the IPPE Technology XChange to learn more from Bill Sutton about

Improving Cleanability Through Hygienic Design of Food Machinery Components

Tuesday, January 27
3:30-3:50 pm Hall B

Application Sizing - Part 1: Getting Started Sizing Servos

Never sized a servo before? Well, we want to share with you some of the best practices we have found over the years.

Food Safety Demands a Clean Plant

If you missed the webinar on Food Safety in December it is now available for viewing at your convenience!
Two vital components of food safety in plants were discussed.

  • How to design machine powertrains to be both reliable and hygienic in wash-down environments.
  • How to safely sanitize equipment with dry ice (carbon dioxide.)