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Whether you’re producing juices, milk, beer, wine, soda or an entirely new beverage category, the pack can be as important as the product. Your packaging processes make the difference for controlling volume, eliminating waste, maximizing throughput and ensuring quality. And higher-quality, more innovative packaging can improve brand performance, driving higher profitability.

Reduce Cycle Times

High-speed bottling and capping machines can process more than 1,000 bottles per minute, leaving little margin for production errors. Nozzle alignment and fluid delivery must be precisely coordinated with high-speed conveyor motion to achieve faster, more reliable throughput—the key to higher profitability.

Kollmorgen’s rotary and linear motion systems enable simple setup and adjustment for quick product turnover. The industry’s most responsive servo loops enable users to fine-tune conveyor and fill speeds on the fly. And our direct drive servo motors enable fine-tuned portion control with no transmission components to introduce backlash or compliance issues. So your machines can deliver at maximum capacity with minimal risk.

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Reduce Product Giveaway

The Fair Packaging and Labeling Act requires containers to disclose the net weight or volume of contents. Underfilled packages violate the Act. To avoid incurring significant penalties, many manufacturers intentionally overfill. However, every milliliter of overfill is unnecessary product giveaway that reduces revenue and profit margins.

Kollmorgen’s next-generation 2G Motion System enables precise and consistent control of fill levels with every package, so more packages can reach store shelves. With the most accurate possible camming, gearing and registration—plus continuous data capture to address issues as they occur—manufacturers can achieve the highest degree of fill accuracy in auger, volumetric cup and other filling technologies.

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Clean It Fast, Make It Last

The less time you spend cleaning, and the more thoroughly you clean, the more time your machine can be producing products with assured quality and safety. Yet ordinary motors often fail when washdown fluids are pulled past the seals by the pressure differential created while cooling from operating to ambient temperature. Protecting motors during washdown is crucial for maximizing uptime.

Our 316L stainless steel AKMH motors can be directly and thoroughly washed down in only three minutes, with no seams, nooks, flat surfaces or external hardware to trap moisture or pathogens. And with our patented vented cable design, pressure is continuously equalized to prevent ingress of water and contaminants. Our AKD2G drive includes drive-resident SafeMotion™ functions that allow for safe operation of conveyors and other production line components during washdown. This provides unobstructed access to every moving part, enabling workers to clean faster and more thoroughly with minimal hazard.

READ OUR BAKERY AUTOMATION CASE STUDY

Top Products for Bottling, Filling and Conveying

Stainless Steel AKMH Series

The AKMH Series is built to withstand the most rigorous of washdown regimens. The combination of the AKMH’s IP69K construction and corrosion resistant materials make for a servo motor that will last the life of your machine.

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Kollmorgen Automation Suite™ Overview

Kollmorgen Automation Suite (KAS) includes all the software and hardware you need to bring truly differentiated, high-performance machines to market faster. KAS has been proven to measurably accelerate development, increase throughput, minimize scrap and maximize overall equipment effectiveness.

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AKM Washdown and Food Grade

AKM Washdown and Washdown Food Series servomotors incorporate a protective 2-K coating, IP67-rated seals, stainless steel hardware, special greases and other materials designed for applications such as food, beverage and pharmaceutical processing where hygiene and frequent cleaning are critical requirements.

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AKD PDMM®

The AKD PDMM® combines one AKD servo axis and the PCMM EtherCAT master controller that supports up to 31+ more additional AKD axes.

  • Full KAS automation capabilities using IEC61131-3 soft PLC industry standard programming language
  • Integrated control for multiple servo axes, complete I/O and HMI interface
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AKD-N Decentralized Servo Drive

The AKD-N decentralized servo drive reduces cabinet space and opens the way to a smarter machine automation with 80% less cabling. Typical applications for the AKD-N are packaging machines and production machines in food and beverage industry.

  • IP67 drives can be mounted to machine, outside the control panel
  • Reduced cabling because DC, network, power supply, I/O level as well as safety (STO) run in one cable
  • More flexibility in machine design, can be “cold plate” mounted
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STF Washdown Motor - Food Grade

These permanent magnet DC (PMDC) motors are SCR-rated and adhere to NEMA standards. They are available 90 or 180 VDC, from 1/4 to 2 HP.

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AKD Servo Drive

AKD® Series is a proven perfomer, supporting the largest customer installed base, and offers:

  • Industry leading motion control loops
  • Extensive motor feedback and drive fieldbus support including EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, Profinet RT, etc.
  • Plug-and-play with Kollmorgen motors
  • WorkBench GUI, acclaimed for customer experience and usability
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AKM Family

Our best-in-class, high-performance servomotors offer a wide range of mounting, connectivity, feedback and other options. More than 500,000 standard models are available along with co-engineered modifications to suit almost any application requirement. Gearmotor, washdown and food-grade versions are available.

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CDDR_DDL Medium

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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Cartridge DDR®

Our exclusive Cartridge DDR® servomotors combine the performance advantages of a frameless motor with the ease of installation of a full-frame motor. The advanced electromagnetic design provides up to 50 percent more torque density than comparably sized conventional servo motors.

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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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Kollmorgen Stepper Drives

Stepper Drives

Stepper drives for both AC and DC power applications are ideal for high-performance indexing applications, offering microstepping capabilities up to 50,000 steps per revolution with no need for feedback systems.

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