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27 Jul 2012

Kollmorgen at the Sindex 2012 - Motion Control Solutions with Measureable Benefits

Ratingen / Volketswil, 27 July 2012 – In addition to exhibiting its motion-control technology skills, Kollmorgen is introducing a whole range of new solutions at Sindex 2012 (4.-6. Sept. 2012, Bern). The innovations on display in Hall 2 booth no. C023 will include the new AKD™ PDMM (Programmable Drive Multi-Axis Master), a servo amplifier with integrated, high-performance PLC and motion-control functionality. Also displayed will be the new KBM™ series of frameless brushless torque motors for demanding high-performance applications in a confined space, and the AKM1 matchbox-sized synchronous servo motor with standstill brake and absolute encoder. Each solution helps machine engineers and users achieve significant productivity and availability improvements, with reduced material and maintenance costs and energy consumption, all of which provide important competitive benefits.

AKD PDMM servo amplifiers enable machine builders to design multi-axis machines with 20% fewer components and 30% less space requirements. Machines that utilize AKD PDMM are more flexible, accurate and productive, and can be customized for different applications with particular speed requirements. This is made possible by the Kollmorgen Automation Suite™ development platform integrated in the drives. This gives the servo amplifiers a high-performance SPS and motion-control functionality, and enables them to be programmed very quickly and simply via the established graphic Pipe Network programming environment. Additionally, the five standardized IEC 61131 SPS languages are available, with PLCopen motion-control function modules for motion control. Each AKD PDMM can coordinate up to eight axes with standard AKD in 250 µs. As a result, interfaces and numerous expensive components can be eliminated, reducing overall system costs.

KBM is a new series of frameless brushless torque motors that are designed for demanding high-performance applications in a confined space - typical for the packaging sector, amongst others. KBM servo motors satisfy the need of machine engineers and users to build and use machines with higher throughput, lower noise generation and longer operating life. These motors also deliver the reliability and flexibility required to be competitive in today’s market. With KBM motors, perfectly customized motion solutions can be quickly and cost-effectively developed thanks to the wide selection of size, performance and design features. KBM hollow-shaft direct drive motors provide extraordinarily high power density to enable particularly compact machine solutions.


Kollmorgenis a leading provider of motion systems and components for machine builders around the globe, with over 70 years of motion control design and application expertise. Through world-class knowledge in motion, industry-leading quality and deep expertise in linking and integrating standard and custom products, Kollmorgen delivers breakthrough solutions unmatched in performance, reliability and ease-of-use, giving machine builders an irrefutable marketplace advantage.  

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