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Kollmorgen is the leading global manufacturer of motor solutions for the robotics industry. We have decades of experience and an established track record in enabling robotic innovation for the most challenging applications – surgical, collaborative, industrial, and defense. Our robotic motors are mobilizing nearly 1 million robot joints and robotic arms today. With the widest range of standard and custom robotic motors, drives, controls, gearing and actuation, Kollmorgen will partner with you to find the optimal solution that differentiates your design.
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26 Feb 2018
The Kollmorgen RBE brushless, frameless motor series provides optimum system performance in direct drive applications where the motor is integrated into a machine. The RBE series uses rare-earth magnets to achieve very high continuous and peak ratings. A wide range of frame sizes is available which allow for large diameter holes through the rotors. When combined with the Kollmorgen SERVOSTAR digital amplifier, the system becomes an easy to set up, high performance motion control system.
27 Aug 2014
Kollmorgen Stepper Motor Technology Greatly Simplifies Machine DesignTechnology Brief - Q & A - If extensive wiring in your application is proving to be a difficult issue, then stepper motors are the best choice as they require significantly less wiring then a typical servo motor.
10 Apr 2013
Reduce Development Costs, Simplify Integration and Improve Performance of Packaging Machinery with AKD® PDMMTechnology Brief - Q & A - Learn how AKD PDMM technology reflects changes and trends in the packaging industry.
15 Feb 2013
Technology Brief - Q & A - Learn what trends are occurring in mechatronics and what end users need to learn to begin implementing useful mechatronic solutions in their applications.
18 Jan 2013
Motion Buses vs EthernetTechnology Brief - Q & A - Get straight talk on both and learn why we expect Ethernet will prevail.
11 Oct 2012
Designing for ManufacturabilityTechnology Brief - Capabilities Overview - Discusses how machine control systems that feature servo drives with built-in controllers deliver capabilities that significantly enhance productivity in manufacturing environments.
29 Jun 2012
Technology Brief - Gives insight on how drive-based automation controllers empower machine builders to implement new system topologies and reduce machine footprint - all while reducing total system cost.
26 Jun 2012
KBM® Brushless Motors Maximize Performance in New Machine ToolTechnology Brief - Success Story - Illustrates how one machine builder applied KBM motors to improve machine performance while also lowering overall operating costs.
11 Jun 2012
AKD® Servo Drives with CANopen® and EtherCAT® Technology Brief - Q&A Format - The AKD servo drive offers the functionality of the base analog drive, indexing drive, CANopen drive and EtherCAT drive, all in one product.
10 Apr 2012
Technology Brief - Q&A Format - Use of robotics (i.e. Delta Robots) and control flexibility to integrate machine modules and/or options dynamically is increasing. As OEMs push the envelope of machine throughput, features and methodologies historically reserved for other market segments are being widely utilized.