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18 Mar 2013

Kollmorgen’s AKD® PDMM Named 2012 Design News Magazine “Golden Mousetrap” Finalist

Complete solution set delivers scalable, high-performance automation and motion to improve machine throughput, and reduce time and costs associated with commissioning complex systems

RADFORD, VA – Kollmorgen’s AKD® PDMM has been named a 2012 Golden Mousetrap best new product finalist in the Automation and Control: Drives category by Design News magazine. AKD PDMM combines a high-performance multi-axis motion controller, complete IEC61131-3 soft PLC, EtherCAT master, and AKD® servo drive in a single, compact package. This enables OEMs to lower machine costs, reduce panel space by 50 percent or more and simplify wiring and integration, while increasing system flexibility, scalability, and motion performance. AKD PDMM is ideal for applications where precise synchronization of multiple axes of motion is vital, and can reduce the time required to commission complex systems from weeks or more to days or even hours.

“We are honored that AKD PDMM has been named a 2012 Golden Mousetrap finalist. This recognition speaks to Kollmorgen’s commitment to delivering breakthrough solutions that are unmatched in performance, reliability and ease-of-use,” says Reid Hunt, Kollmorgen’s Product Line Manager. “By packaging a full-featured PLC directly into the servo drive, AKD PDMM delivers a level of integration that is simply unavailable with other automation platforms. It combines Kollmorgen’s industry-leading AKD® servo drives with the high-performance motion control of Kollmorgen Automation Suite™ (KAS) into a very small package, providing OEMs with a complete and fully scalable platform from one axis to 12 or more axes with AKD PDMM and up to 128 axes using KAS PAC based solutions.”

For more than two decades, the Design News Awards Program has recognized engineering innovation and creativity in product design.


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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