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Unmanned Air, Ground, Surface and Underwater vehicles have transformed a defense’s force offensive and defensive capabilities, while also significantly improving the operational capability of many non-lethal applications. Unmanned Systems require zero failure and depend on rapid and precise manipulation of control surfaces as well as their sensor, tracking, weapon & payload systems. In addition, UGVs and UUVs require the same level of precision for traction control, propulsion, video systems, articulated manipulators and more.

Lightweight & Reliable Solutions

UAVs need to be small and lightweight to stay airborne for extended periods and to escape detection. UGVs and UUVs need the ability to perform complex motions in confined spaces and harsh environments. These requirements call for compact, light, energy-efficient componentry that can respond instantly and precisely under adverse conditions while simultaneously contributing to a platform’s size, weight & power coefficient. With unmanned missions increasing in scale and duration, the reliability of systems is critical. You can count on Kollmorgen’s broad range of motion solutions to deliver the performance you need every time you need it.

Minimize Risk with Your Proven Partner

Since the founding of Kollmorgen, we have been the preferred global supplier of motion components for defense systems; renowned for dependability and reliable motion components. With our unique collaborative engineering capabilities, we can optimize products to meet the specific requirements of difficult military applications. In a world of rapidly advancing technologies for Unmanned Systems where failure is not an option, Kollmorgen continues to innovate and grow; meeting the needs of an ever-changing theatre of operation.

Solutions Tailored to Your Unique Requirements

The ability to integrate core motor technologies into a customer's unique application is a key competency of Kollmorgen. Our expertise allows us to modify standard products, such as our award winning TBM and KBM frameless platforms, or develop entirely custom solutions across our extensive product design portfolio.

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Top Products for Unmanned Systems

KBM Series Frameless

The KBM series offers high performance, long life, simple installation in a motor kit that can be embedded directly in your mechanical design. A huge selection of standard motors and cost-effective modifications ensure a perfect fit.

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TBM Series Frameless

Our TBM series provides direct drive frameless motors designed to be directly embedded in the mechanical structure of your systems, minimizing weight, size and inertia without sacrificing performance.

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RBE Series Frameless

The frameless configuration of these relatively high-torque, low-speed, pancake-style motors eliminates shaft, bearings, endbells and couplings for reduced volume, weight and complexity when integrated directly with the load.

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Design Tools

Use our advanced design tools to get a quick start choosing the right motors for your application. Then rely on our co-engineering expertise to achieve the exact specifications and modifications you need for optimum performance, quality, manufacturability and cost. Kollmorgen’s self-service, web-based design tools include:

Product Selectors

For direct selection of products when you already know your torque, speed, sizing and other requirements.

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For guided product selection when you know your application requirements but not the necessary torque and speed.

Size Your Application

Performance Curve Generator

For visualizing speed and torque based on winding factor, ambient temperature, drive current and other factors

Generate Curves

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Count on Kollmorgen support to help you design and build a successful machine and keep it reliably productive, anywhere in the world. Our co-engineering experts will work with you to tailor a perfect-fit solution for your motion requirements.

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For more than 100 years, Kollmorgen has been creating innovative solutions that bring big ideas to reality, keep the world safer and improve lives. Our history of reliability is unsurpassed, and our solutions are supported through engineering centers of excellence and customer service in all major regions of the world.

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