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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.


Direct Drive Linear and Rotary Motors

Kollmorgen pioneered the development of direct drive technology. Today, our Direct Drive Rotary (DDR) and Direct Drive Linear (DDL) motors bring you industry-leading performance, zero maintenance, clean mechanical assembly, improved accuracy, higher throughput, better reliability, and smooth, quiet operation.

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