When steppers or induction motors are not enough: New VLM servo motors for value conscious applications
Ratingen, 11 February 2013 - Kollmorgen has launched the VLM servo motor series to fill the gap between stepper and high-performance servo motors. The new VLM series synchronous servo motors offer OEMs, machine builders and end-users, an excellent price-performance proposition in the torque range of 0.5 to 4.5 Nm continuous and 16 Nm peak, with speeds of up to 6000 rpm. They also provide highly flexible configuration, proven quality and high reliability. Hence, they are a very useful solution for many applications where stepper or asynchronous motors are pushed to their limits but the expense and unused dynamics of high performance servo motors is not desirable.
The many standard design and configuration options built into the range allow engineers an optimal solution from the outset, to tailor their applications and machine requirements. Thus, installation time and cost is minimized and the price-performance ratio is further improved. The VLM series motors are available with standard frame sizes of 60 mm and 90-mm or NEMA 23 and 34 in each of the six most popular motor sizes and with a choice of twelve standard windings. The extensive possibilities for shaft and mounting facilitate seamless integration into virtually any system.
Feedback options include Digital Resolver (SFD), resolver, encoder and Hall sensors. VLM motors achieve continuous torque up to 4.5 Nm and peak torque to 16 Nm and can be used in power systems with 230 VAC. And of course, the new motors meet the ROHS Directives for CE and UL certification.
Petr Osipov, Product Manager Motors at Kollmorgen Europe explains: "In accordance with the motto 'Think Forward' we offer considerable benefits to OEMs, machine builders and end-users with our VLM servo motors. This high-quality and configurable synchronous servo motor can provide excellent value for money in many applications where the most technically advanced servo motors are not required."
Kollmorgen is a leading provider of integrated automation and drive systems with their corresponding components for machine engineers all over the world. With over 70 years of experience in motion-control design and application and established know-how in structuring standard and customized solutions, Kollmorgen again and again supplies solutions that stand out as regards performance, quality, reliability and simple operation. Through these, customers can achieve an unquestionable market advantage. For more information visit http://www.kollmorgen.com/en-us/home/ or contact us: email: [email protected], phone: +49 (0)2102 9394 0