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PCMM: Programmable Controller, Multi-axis Master

Our PCMM controller delivers maximum performance from an embedded controller, capable of running small, machine modules, to complete 20+ axes machines and I/O. It packs a powerful PLC, Motion Controller, and EtherCAT master into a small package.

Product available worldwide
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Industry 4.0 Ready


  • Kollmorgen Automation Suite™ provides fully integrated programming, testing, setup and commissioning
  • Embedded web server utility simplifies service
  • Control 20 axes or more* while reducing machine footprint:
    • EtherCAT multi-axis master and motion controller
    • Full IEC61131-3 soft PLC for machine control, with support for all 5 programming languages
    • Choice of PLCopen for motion or Pipe Network™ for programming motion control
    • 32 kB non-volatile memory stores machine data to eliminate scrap upon restart after power failure
    • SD Card slot simplifies backup and commissioning, with no PC required
    • Onboard I/O includes 6 digital inputs, 2 digital outputs. Additional system I/O can be added with the AKT series of remote I/O 
  • Works with Kollmorgen Visualization Builder™ for programming AKI human-machine interface panels
  • Enables plug-and-play compatibility with all Kollmorgen servo drives and servo motors
  • Provides access to all the advantages of Kollmorgen´s breadth of motor platforms including AKM®, CDDR™, and other direct-drive technologies

* Maximum axis count depends on motion/automation complexity and performance (20 or more axis possible for low complexity machine at 1 kHz network update rate, 8 axes based on medium complexity machine at 4 kHz network update rate,)


  • Reduce panel space, wiring costs and build time with an embedded multi-axis programmable machine and motion controller or use the integrated AKD-PDMM for even more space savings
  • Accelerate design time and simplify integration by using a single, scalable development environment to program PCMM™ or AKD PDMM®
  • Minimize risk and maximize performance with our industry-leading AKD drive hardware integrated with the proven architecture of Kollmorgen Automation Suite
  • Deliver advanced features in a higher-performing machine with the advantages of Pipe Network™ and Kollmorgen co-engineering capabilities
  • Control multiple high-performance servo axes without the need for a separate controller, saving cabinet space and wiring costs
  • Build a complete system with optimal performance using drives, motors, I/O modules, HMI panels and other components designed to work together

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Count on Kollmorgen support to help you design and build a successful machine and keep it reliably productive, anywhere in the world. Our co-engineering experts will work with you to tailor a perfect-fit solution for your motion requirements.

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Title Language(s) Date Size
pdfKAS Release Notes EN (REV R) English 07 Dec 2021 613.7 KB Copy URL
pdfPCMM Installation Manual EN DE FR IT PT ES RU ZH (REV D) Chinese, Simplified, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Brazil, Russian, Spanish 04 Sep 2019 2.95 MB Copy URL
pdfPCMM Safety Notes EN DE FR IT PT ES RU ZH (REV A).pdf Chinese, Simplified, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Brazil, Russian, Spanish 05 Feb 2020 625.98 KB Copy URL
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Kollmorgen Automation and Motion Control English 14 Jun 2021 15.53 MB Copy URL
Kollmorgen Automation Solutions and Product Catalog EMEA English 21 Jun 2018 15.99 MB Copy URL
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Kollmorgen Motion Components Brochure EN RevB English 14 Oct 2011 1.81 MB Copy URL
Kollmorgen PCMM Programmable Machine Controller Flyer English 03 Nov 2016 786.29 KB Copy URL

These 3D models are intended to guide your design activities and may be used as reference information. Be sure to consult a Kollmorgen expert to ensure you have the most current and accurate information for critical aspects of design work

Title Language(s) Date Size
Release:, 3.07
English 25 Oct 2021 5.01 MB Copy URL
zipKAS Runtime Firmware for AKC-PCMM (KAS-PCMM-M-M1EC) rev3.07.0.86841
Release: 3.07
English 07 Dec 2021 12.86 MB Copy URL
zipKAS Runtime Firmware for AKC-PCMM (KAS-PCMM-M-M2EC) rev3.07.0.86841
Release: 3.07
English 07 Dec 2021 12.92 MB Copy URL
zipKAS Runtime Firmware for AKC-PCMM (KAS-PCMM-M-MCEC) rev3.07.0.86841
Release: 3.07
English 07 Dec 2021 12.86 MB Copy URL
Fieldbus Support
Title Language(s) Date Size
zipKAS Controller EIP
Release: –
English 27 Feb 2017 18.69 KB Copy URL
xmlKAS Device GSDML V2.1
Release: 2.1, 2.10
English 12 Feb 2014 191.07 KB Copy URL
Sample KAS Project with Safety Controller Based Safety Parameters This article contains 2 videos and presents sample code for a KAS Safety application with: SCU Safety PLC with SafePLC2 software (safety parameters defined with SafePLC2 software)...
KAS v3.07 is now available!! New Features Modular EtherCAT Topology Module Maintenance and Reuse Multiple Machine Variants Single KAS project file ECATDeviceAction(...) to disconnect/connect devices while...
SafePLC2 Project integrated in KAS IDE software The below video demonstrates how an EtherCAT network can be created with the KAS IDE software and the FSoE parameters can be automatically shared with a BBH Safety Controller. Also, Safety Risk...
Cam Profile Build, Release, Switch Organization, FB for PLC Open. This article is related Cam Build & Release Organization. The attached file consists of a FB you may use in your project. In some machines, we need different cam profiles...
KAS Stepper Control with AKT2G slices AKT2G-SM-L50-000 and AKT2G-SM-L15-000 EtherCAT stepper drives allow you to control Stepper motors up to 5 Amp (6.5 with fan cartridge AKT2G-AC-FAN-001) with a PDMM or PCMM controller. The same...


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Blue Guide German 15 Jul 2015 Copy URL
pdfPCMM EU Declaration of Conformity (REV 1/27/2017) English 30 Jan 2017 118.29 KB Copy URL