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It takes complex motion to form, fill and seal a simple package. Webs, augers, sealing jaws and shears all need to move in perfect coordination. And they need to move at the highest practical speed, since fractions of a millisecond in motion control systems can add up to a big difference in total throughput. Don’t let worn gears, compliant transmission components, overly complicated control systems and suboptimal programming stand in the way of precision and speed.

One Development Package: Everything You Need for Better Motion

With Kollmorgen Automation Suite™, it’s quick and easy to program and coordinate precise motion across your machine. Use industry-standard IEC 61131 – or use our drag-and-drop Pipe Network™ programming environment, graphical cam editor and other visual tools. They’re designed with full integration and ease-of-use in mind, so you can build your ideal motion and automation programs faster, with greater coding accuracy and quality.

Fewer Parts for a Faster Build and Higher Performance.

Simple, powerful programs deserve to run on a simple, powerful machine. With the industry's most precise and responsive hardware, Kollmorgen delivers optimal performance in a machine that's easier to build and maintain. Take a look at our AKD PDMM® drive, for example. Within a single housing, it combines best-in-class AKD™ servo drive performance along with Kollmorgen Automation Suite™ master control for up to 7 additional AKD™ axes. So your machine is simpler and more cost-effective to build, without the extra hardware, cabling and latency of a separate control system.

Make It Simpler. Make It Innovative.

quick and easy to program and coordinate precise motion across your machine. Use industry-standard IEC 61131

Our AKM™ servo motors and gearmotors are available in exactly the sizes and ratings you need for optimized performance. There are over a million standard configurations – including food-grade and washdown versions – with practically unlimited options for modification. Or choose direct-drive solutions like our Cartridge DDR® motors for the fewest machine parts, simplest mounting and stiffest connection to the load. Whatever your performance requirements, we’ll help you take your form/fill/seal machine to the next level.


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 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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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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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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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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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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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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