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Motion control solutions play a wide variety of roles in modern aircraft, from nose to tail, wingtip to wingtip. And virtually every motion application is mission-critical—including elevators and rudders, horizontal stabilizers, satellite tracking systems, pointing and tracking systems, antenna systems, door and hatch actuators, landing gear, braking systems and more. Everything must operate with 100 percent reliability.

High-performance motors for any application

Small, precise servo motors are used in many types of aircraft instrumentation. Higher-torque servo motors are used to control flight surfaces in fly-by-wire systems, navigation systems, and many other aircraft components that require precise, quick positioning of moderate to large loads.

Extreme conditions, perfect motion

Despite the wide range of applications, every motor on the aircraft must be capable of flawless performance at high altitudes, extremes of cold or heat, heavy moisture and dust, strong vibration and high shock. Motion components also need to fit within tight space and weight constraints without sacrificing performance or durability. Kollmorgen is a single-source supplier that can meet all these requirements for virtually every electrically driven motion system on the aircraft, delivering quality and reliability that no other manufacturer can match.

Co-engineering expertise and proven results

Kollmorgen has decades of experience working with the aircraft industry’s foremost suppliers to deliver optimized motion systems for both defense and commercial aviation. Defense contractors are using several of our motor designs to control multi-axis radar pedestals and other systems. There are many other examples—all benefiting from our unmatched ability to co-engineer application-specific modifications to meet the exacting performance and environmental requirements of high performance airborne platforms.


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Direct Drive Servo Motors

Kollmorgen direct drive brushless servo motors are available in housed, cartridge and frameless models for the lightest weight and most compact integration. We can modify or custom-build motors to meet virtually any torque specification, space constraint and operational requirement.

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Global Manufacturing and Support

Kollmorgen operates engineering, manufacturing and support facilities in every major region of the world. Our co-engineering teams ensure an exact fit for your application, and our global supply chain ensures reliable supply in the quantities you need, on time and on budget.

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