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Direct Drive Linear Motors

A Direct Drive Linear (DDL) motor is basically a rotary motor that is laid out flat and directly coupled to the driven load. By eliminating mechanical transmission components, this design delivers exceptional performance, stiffness, dynamic speeds and accelerations, positional accuracy, and throughput. DDL motors also enable compact mechanical assembly, quiet operation, zero maintenance and smooth, error-free motion.

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Kollmorgen Direct Drive Linear Motors

Improve Machine Performance

By directly coupling the load to the motor you will see improved positioning accuracy, speed regulation, and reduced energy usage, all resulting in a higher performing machine.

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Increase Uptime

Reduce the complexity of your machine's design. Directly driving your load by removing failure prone transmissions will decrease the likelihood of costly failures and reduce the need for expensive preventive maintenance. The end result is a reduced total cost of ownership in your machine.

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Features

  • Highest rated thrust force per size—ideal for accelerating and moving high masses
  • Maintains the stiffness required for machining and other process forces
  • Zero maintenance
  • No ball screws, gearboxes, rack and pinions, or belts and pulleys
  • Zero backlash and compliance
  • High stiffness
  • High positional accuracy
  • Compact mechanical assembly
  • Reduced machine parts count
  • Very smooth velocity

Iron Core Linear Motors

Iron core linear motors have coils wound around silicon steel laminations to maximize the generated force with a single sided magnet way. These motors’ special electromagnetic design delivers the highest rated force per size, a high Km motor constant for low thermal losses, and low cogging forces. The high thrust forces possible with these motors make them ideal for accelerating and moving high masses, and maintaining stiffness during machining and processing.

Iron Core Specifications

Non-Cooled

Max. Force (N)
Continuous Peak
N (lbf) N (lbf)
IC11 144 to 1197 32.4 to 269 320 to 2135 71.9 to 480
IC22 280 to 2393 62.9 to 538 624 to 4156 140 to 934
IC33 431 to 3590 96.9 to 807 944 to 6291 212 to 1414
IC44 560 to 4786 126 to 1076 1259 to 8388 283 to 1885
ICH11 175 to 1569 39.3 to 352.7 405 to 3372 91 to 758.1
ICH22 342 to 3067 76.9 to 689.5 710 to 5918 159.6 to 1330.4
ICH33 511 to 4016 114.9 to 902.8 1065 to 9545 239.4 to 2145.8
ICH44 600 to 5341 134.9 to 1200.7 1527 to 12726 343.3 to 2860.9
ICD05 57 to 157 12.8 to 35.3 165 to 588 37.1 to 132
ICD10 104 to 315 23.4 to 70.8 330 to 1099 74.2 to 247

Water-Cooled

Max. Force (N)
Continuous Peak
N (lbf) N (lbf)
IC11 254 to 1712 57.1 to 385 315 to 2102 70.8 to 473
IC22 519 to 3458 117 to 777 630 to 4204 142 to 945
IC33 769 to 5135 173 to 1154 945 to 6306 212 to 1418
IC44 1036 to 6916 233 to 1555 1260 to 8407 283 to 1890

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Iron-Less Linear Motors

Iron-less linear motors have no iron or slots for the coils to be wound on. Therefore, these motors have zero cogging, a very light, and absolutely no attractive forces between the coil assembly and the magnet way. These characteristics are ideal for applications requiring very low bearing friction, high acceleration of lighter loads, and for maximizing constant velocity, even at ultra low speeds. The modular magnet ways consist of a double row of magnets to maximize the generated thrust force and to provide a flux return path for the magnetic circuit.

Iron-Less Specifications

Max. Force (N)
Continuous Peak
N (lbf) N (lbf)
IL06 30.3 to 82.8 6.81 to 18.6 120 to 400 27 to 89.9
IL12 62.1 to 148 14 to 33.3 240 to 800 54 to 180
IL18 92.1 to 211 20.7 to 47.4 360 to 1200 80.9 to 270
IL24 109 to 262 24.5 to 58.9 480 to 1600 108 to 360

Selection Guide Design Tools

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Documentation
Title Language(s) Date Size
pdfDDL Setup Guide EN revD English 28 Sep 2011 804.51 KB Copy URL
pdfICH / MCH Part Number Scheme English 16 Sep 2015 20.37 KB Copy URL
pdfICH Direct Drive Linear Motor Selection Guide English 10 Jan 2017 2.44 MB Copy URL
pdfICH Linear Motor Installation Guide EN (REV C) English 10 Jun 2020 1.8 MB Copy URL
pdfKollmorgen Direct Drive Linear CE Certification Technical Note English 04 Nov 2016 165.74 KB Copy URL
Catalog
Title Language(s) Date Size
Kollmorgen Automation and Motion Control English 06 Nov 2019 15.76 MB Copy URL
Kollmorgen Automation Solutions and Product Catalog EMEA English 21 Jun 2018 15.99 MB Copy URL
Kollmorgen Automation Suite (KAS) Catalog English 01 Dec 2017 14.02 MB Copy URL
Kollmorgen Direct Drive Linear Motor Selection Guide English 01 Jan 2018 3.82 MB Copy URL
Kollmorgen ICH Direct Drive Linear Motor Selection Guide English 17 Jan 2017 2.46 MB Copy URL
Kollmorgen Optimized Solutions and Special Duty Motors English 01 Jan 2018 1.26 MB Copy URL
Brochure
Title Language(s) Date Size
Kollmorgen Motion Components Brochure EN RevB English 14 Oct 2011 1.81 MB Copy URL
Drawings
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3D Models English Copy URL
pdfDDL S200 Wiring Diagram EN.pdf English 28 Sep 2011 77.14 KB Copy URL
pdfDDL S300 Wiring Diagram EN.pdf English 28 Sep 2011 66.75 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Coil Assembly IC11-030 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 33.13 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Coil Assembly IC11-050 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 33.11 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Coil Assembly IC11-075 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 36.74 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Coil Assembly IC11-100 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 36.73 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Coil Assembly IC11-150 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 43.97 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Coil Assembly IC11-200 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 47.45 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Coil Assembly IC22-030 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 44.48 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Coil Assembly IC22-050 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 44.44 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Coil Assembly IC22-075 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 50.21 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Coil Assembly IC22-100 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 50.19 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Coil Assembly IC22-150 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 62.4 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Coil Assembly IC22-200 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 68.26 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Coil Assembly IC33-030 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 56.72 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Coil Assembly IC33-050 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 56.77 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Coil Assembly IC33-075 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 65.02 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Coil Assembly IC33-100 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 64.92 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Coil Assembly IC33-150 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 82.16 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Coil Assembly IC33-200 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 90.27 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Coil Assembly IC33-250 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 98.92 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Coil Assembly IC44-030 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 73.83 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Coil Assembly IC44-050 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 73.67 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Coil Assembly IC44-075 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 86.3 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Coil Assembly IC44-100 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 86.18 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Coil Assembly IC44-150 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 110.87 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Coil Assembly IC44-200 EN English 30 Aug 2017 122.83 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Coil Assembly IC44-250 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 134.69 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Coil Assembly icd05-030.zip English 02 Apr 2013 70.49 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Coil Assembly icd05-050.zip English 02 Apr 2013 76.44 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Coil Assembly icd05-075.zip English 02 Apr 2013 82.44 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Coil Assembly icd05-100.zip English 02 Apr 2013 82.36 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Coil Assembly icd10-030.zip English 02 Apr 2013 95.58 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Coil Assembly icd10-050.zip English 02 Apr 2013 106.22 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Coil Assembly icd10-075.zip English 02 Apr 2013 116.4 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Coil Assembly icd10-100.zip English 02 Apr 2013 116.16 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Magnet Way - MC030-0064 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 11.03 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Magnet Way - MC030-0128 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 16.27 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Magnet Way - MC030-0256 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 26.67 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Magnet Way - MC030-0512 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 47.06 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Magnet Way - MC050-0064 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 11.03 KB Copy URL
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zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Magnet Way - MC050-0256 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 26.67 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Magnet Way - MC050-0512 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 47.06 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Magnet Way - MC075-0064 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 11.02 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Magnet Way - MC075-0256 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 26.65 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Magnet Way - MC075-0512 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 46.92 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Magnet Way - MC100-0064 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 11.03 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Magnet Way - MC100-0128 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 16.28 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Magnet Way - MC100-0256 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 26.65 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Magnet Way - MC100-0512 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 47 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Magnet Way - MC150-0064 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 14.42 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Magnet Way - MC150-0128 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 22.88 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Magnet Way - MC150-0256 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 39.58 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Magnet Way - MC150-0512 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 73.26 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Magnet Way - MC200-00064 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 14.41 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Magnet Way - MC200-0128 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 22.98 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Magnet Way - MC200-0256 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 39.62 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Magnet Way - MC200-0512 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 73.28 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Magnet Way mcd030 128 001 wc.zip English 02 Apr 2013 18.47 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Magnet Way mcd030 256 001 wc.zip English 02 Apr 2013 30.83 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Magnet Way mcd030 512 001 wc.zip English 02 Apr 2013 56.2 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Magnet Way mcd030-064-001 wc.zip English 02 Apr 2013 12.22 KB Copy URL
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zipPlatinum DDL Iron Core Magnet Way mcd100 512 001 wc.zip English 02 Apr 2013 56.2 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Ironless Coil Assembly IL03-030 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 25 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Ironless Coil Assembly IL03-050 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 25 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Ironless Coil Assembly IL06-030 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 24.98 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Ironless Coil Assembly IL06-050 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 24.98 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Ironless Coil Assembly IL06-075 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 24.99 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Ironless Coil Assembly IL06-1000 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 24.98 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Ironless Coil Assembly IL12-030 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 34.44 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Ironless Coil Assembly IL12-050 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 34.44 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Ironless Coil Assembly IL12-075 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 34.45 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Ironless Coil Assembly IL12-100 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 34.49 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Ironless Coil Assembly IL18-030 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 43.97 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Ironless Coil Assembly IL18-050 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 43.97 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Ironless Coil Assembly IL18-075 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 43.97 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Ironless Coil Assembly IL18-100 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 43.97 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Ironless Coil Assembly IL24-030 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 57.84 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Ironless Coil Assembly IL24-050 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 57.84 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Ironless Coil Assembly IL24-075 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 57.86 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Ironless Coil Assembly IL24-100 EN.zip English 28 Sep 2011 57.84 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Ironless Magnet Way-mw050I-0064 EN.zip English 15 Oct 2014 19.52 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Ironless Magnet Way-mw050I-0256 EN zip English 15 Oct 2014 33.24 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Ironless Magnet Way-mw050I-0512 EN zip English 15 Oct 2014 51.84 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Ironless Magnet Way-mw050I-128 EN zip English 15 Oct 2014 24.22 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Ironless Magnet Way-mw075-0256.zip English 25 Mar 2013 31.13 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Ironless Magnet Way-mw075-0512.zip English 25 Mar 2013 47.93 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Ironless Magnet Way-mw100-0256 EN English 16 Aug 2012 31.26 KB Copy URL
zipPlatinum DDL Ironless Magnet Way-mw100-0512-EN English 16 Aug 2012 48.04 KB Copy URL
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