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13 Mar 2012

Kollmorgen Recognized by Automation World Magazine Readers as 2011 “First Team” Supplier in the Motion Control Drives Category

 RADFORD, VA – Kollmorgen has been recognized as a First Team Supplier in Automation World magazine’s 2011 Leadership in Automation (LIA) program in the motion control drives category.  Votes for the LIA program are cast by Automation World readers online and via a year-long email poll, with unaided recall. 


“The Automation World Leadership in Automation program recognizes Kollmorgen’s hard work serving and listening to their customers, and commends Kollmorgen’s investment in research and development,” says Jim Chrzan, Publisher, Automation World magazine.  “We are honored to be recognized as a First Team Leadership in Automation supplier by the readers of Automation World,” says Josh Inman, Product Manager, Kollmorgen, North America.  With a rich heritage of innovation in motion control and machine automation spanning more than 70 years, Kollmorgen motion systems and components consistently deliver powerful machine performance.  Whether OEMs need a standard, modified, or custom built solution to deliver the necessary throughput, high reliability, package size and coordinated motion, our engineering support will keep their machines productive and profitable throughout their lifecycle.  Kollmorgen means the difference between a commodity product and true differentiation for their machine.”

AKD™ servo drives are the flagship of Kollmorgen’s servo drive family.  AKD servo drives facilitate true plug-and-play operation with standard Kollmorgen servo motors, direct drive motors, and linear positioners to get an optimized, high-performance system up and running quickly, in less space and for less cost, than lower performing options.  AKD™ servo drives also support the functionality of the base analog drive, indexing drive, CANopen® drive and EtherCAT® drive all from a single drive SKU.  This enables printing, packaging, converting, medical and other machine builders to benefit from more efficient bench testing and prototyping, while enabling them to smoothly transition from one bus type to another.

“Where most servo drive hardware and firmware support just a single motion bus, a single AKD servo drive supports multiple motion buses that would otherwise require two different sets of hardware and firmware.  With a simple parameter change and a power cycle, machine builders can quickly and easily change the AKD’s communication protocol between EtherCAT and CANopen giving them a clear competitive advantage in getting new and better machines to market, faster,” explains Inman.


Kollmorgen is 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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