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Military vehicles and naval vessels are continually being tasked with doing more. New, more advanced systems for weapon targeting, threat detection and defense, peripheral surveillance and other functions are keeping military teams safer while helping them perform more effectively in the field. These systems depend on flawless targeting and tracking, even while in constant motion and under the harshest environmental conditions. Kollmorgen motor technologies make the difference.

Steady Motion for Rough Waters and Elusive Targets

Mounted on a seagoing vessel, radar and satellite tracking systems need to maintain precise elevation and azimuth even as the ship navigates rough seas. For weapons and defensive systems, unpredictable motions of the target make accurate tracking even more of a challenge. And the servo motors driving these multi-axis systems have to perform without fail despite continuous exposure to harsh environmental conditions.

Power, Efficiency and Precision for Heavy Vehicle Systems

Ground vehicles and naval vessels share many of the same challenges for accurately pointing weapons and tracking threats. In addition, ground vehicles are being outfitted with IED jamming, gunshot detection and other power-hungry systems, as well as heavier armor that requires more power for moving hatches and doors. Motors need to provide maximum power density with minimal space and weight, and power generation systems need the ability to handle peak demands.

Kollmorgen: Taking Care of Business

As a premier defense supplier since our founding, Kollmorgen understands these motion and power requirements like no other company. Our standard and custom motors—both housed and frameless—are found on the “business end” of thousands of military vehicles and naval ships around the world, providing power and performance to get the job done. And our new vehicle power generation system delivers more than twice the kilowatts of an ordinary alternator in the same space claim, providing a simple retrofit solution to power the latest electronic defense systems.


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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