Hygienic Automation Solutions that matter.
Out of the Protective Cover
New trends in hygienic design for more possibilities in machine construction
"Machinery designs in the 21st century are smaller, faster, cleaner & more hygienic, efficient & precise despite the steady elimination of protective covers around sensitive components; thanks to the increase in robustness of these components. New designs & finishes allow these components to handle direct washdown, even with caustic chemicals. Removing these covers allows for greater heat dissipation, easier cleaning and maintenance."
Hygienic design: Effects on MTTR
Easy-maintenance drive technology in food processing
"If drive technology is used in applications with demanding hygiene requirements, in addition to the general purity of processes, then greater focus is placed on the availability of the systems used. The hardware must not only satisfy cleanliness requirements but also be able to reliably withstand the regularly repeated cleaning work which involves superheated steam, high-pressure cleaners, and corrosive chemicals"
Less parts, longer service life
Hygienic design: Kollmorgen reduces componentry and cabling
"The right designs, appropriate materials, and certified coatings prolong the service life of the technology in applications in the food and beverage industry. If the meantime between failure (MTBF) is also drawn on for assessing technical equipment, then the risk of failure as a whole is reduced for every saved component. It really is very simple: Something that is not there cannot break down. And finally, save time and money on repairs and spare parts"
Keep a cool head
Less dissipated heat prolongs the service life of drive technology
"Servo drives in food processing poses questions about hygiene as well as performance capacity: How can international standards be met most effectively and how durably does the technology work in the process? With its single-cable connection technology Kollmorgen halves the number of cables and plug connections with an additional option of introducing motors without gears or housings in hygienically demanding applications"
Format more Quickly
Actuators with electrical servo technology reduce format changes
"If you are just setting up, you are not really manufacturing. If you are not manufacturing, then you are not making any money. This logic has lead to a variety of technological innovations with one aim: Down with set-up times & up with productivity. Kollmorgen takes this trend a step further by having both servomotors & servodrives utilize a hygienic design for use in production & packaging applications in the food, beverage & pharma industries."
Kollmorgen adapted their servo motors to Kuka's specific needs: the torque to volume ratio. With collaborative co-engineering and customizations for the compact need, Kollmorgen had the perfect solution.
From Kollmorgen we received a complete automation solution from Motion Controller & HMIs to Servo Motors & Servo Drives which helped us increase our production to 450 blisters per minute
We are convinced that Kollmorgen offers the best technology for Labeling with best in class motion control and direct drives helping us to increase our the output from 600 to 1000 units per minute
Kollmorgen was chosen as the co-engineering partner for servo and machine control technology for automatic high-speed screen printing machine & Kollmorgen delivered
With Kollmorgen's hygienic motors the entire pneumatic system was replaced by a highly efficient electrical solution which helped Multivac reduce the energy consumption minimum by 20%