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Electric Motors for Missiles: Optimizing Performance >

Missile systems continue to evolve to meet specialized needs — from tactical guided missiles to longer-range strategic weapons, each designed for launch from a particular platform to reach a particular target. Defense contractors are under pressure…

Getting Started Sizing and Selecting Servos: Understanding the Need for a System Solution >

When specifying servo motors, drives and cables, learn how to optimize motion by incorporating mechanical load, motion profile, ambient environment, cabling and other considerations into a system-wide approach.

Easy-to-Clean, Durable Motion Systems for Food Processing and Packaging >

The food processing and packaging industry plays a major role in ensuring that the final product is safe to consume. While food safety is a serious requirement, it also presents significant challenges for manufacturers. Frequent, high-pressure…

Humanoid Robots: From Design to Delivery >

Humanoid robots promise to make life and work better for millions of people. But creating a design that performs tasks with human-like dexterity and superhuman endurance, then bringing it successfully to market, means solving multiple design…

Kollmorgen’s Direct Drive Technology Improves the Precision and Productivity of Lithium-Ion Battery Coaters >

Direct drive technology improves the manufacturing quality and productivity of lithium-ion batteries used in battery-electric vehicles and other products that are changing the world.
Direct Drive Technology Increases the Speed and Quality of Electric Vehicle Lithium-Ion Battery Production

Direct Drive Technology Increases the Speed and Quality of Electric Vehicle Lithium-Ion Battery Production  >

One important stage in manufacturing lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles is seal-welding the positive-terminal top cap to the battery shell. Laser welding is the ideal technology for this purpose, but it requires precise motion, speed and…
Evolving the Rules of Inertia Matching

Evolving the Rules of Inertia Matching >

The accepted principle of matching motor to load inertia is no longer pertinent with today’s faster processors and advanced control algorithms.
Extending UAV Flight Time and Distance Through Optimized Motor Selection

Extending UAV Flight Time and Distance Through Optimized Motor Selection >

Discover how Kollmorgen optimizes the size, weight and power density of motion solutions to help UAVs fly longer and farther for greater mission success.
 The Difference Between Continuous Ratings and Holding Continuous Loads

The Difference Between Continuous Ratings and Holding Continuous Loads >

When correctly sizing AC servo motors, it’s important to avoid miscommunication issues. Learn the critical terminology around sizing that leads to safe, reliable operation.
Kollmorgen Direct Drive Technology Enhances the Accuracy and Throughput of Electric Vehicle Battery Production

Kollmorgen Direct Drive Technology Enhances the Accuracy and Throughput of Electric Vehicle Battery Production >

As electric vehicles promise cleaner, more sustainable transportation, the need for reliable lithium-ion batteries is skyrocketing. Battery manufacturers are looking for innovative ways to maximize production quality and speed.
Compliant Robotic Tooling Mitigates Risk and Delivers a Human Touch in Finishing Operations

How Compliant Robotic Tooling Delivers Safety and Precision in Finishing Operations  >

Force-controlled blending or finishing operations typically rely upon human operators who can provide subtle compliance in grinding, deburring or polishing. Unfortunately, these operations create inherent risks for these workers—from injuries to…
Surgical robotic arms in operating room.

Advanced Surgical Robots: Designing Compact, Powerful Motion for the Next Generation >

Learn the key criteria for designing axially compact arm joints that minimize space, maximize torque, and deliver precision performance in surgical robots.