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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 at the highest practical speed, since fractions of a millisecond in motion control systems can add up to a big difference in total throughput. Machines need to be easily adaptable to handle different film types, bag shapes and sizes, artwork, and products, with quick changeover. And they need to be maintained to immaculate standards of hygiene.

Increase Machine Speed and Flexibility

Any film, any bag or pack, any fill material. From multi-head auger machines to volumetric cup fillers to complex combination systems that incorporate upstream and downstream functions, Kollmorgen allows total coordination and control of axes.

Our Cartridge DDR® motors provide the performance advantages of a frameless, direct-drive motor for precise, compliance-free web control—while offering the fast, simple installation of a full-frame motor. And our next-generation 2G Motion System enables microsecond registration via the industry’s fastest servo control loops, with drives and motors perfectly matched for optimum power, torque and responsiveness.

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Improve Throughput

Higher throughput equals higher profitability. Using our wide range of standard and easily modified products—designed to work together for optimal performance—OEMs can easily engineer for increased machine throughput while maintaining or even improving product quality. And precise, easily programmed servo control allows them to create a highly versatile platform that can meet each customer’s changing needs.

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Clean It Fast, Make It Last

Washdown cycles can cause ordinary motors to fail when contaminants are pulled past the seals by the pressure differential created as the motor fluctuates between operating and ambient temperatures. 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. So moving parts be cleaned more quickly and thoroughly, while SafeMotion™ helps protect maintenance personnel from hazards.

READ OUR BAKERY AUTOMATION CASE STUDY

Top Products for Form/Fill/Seal

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 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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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.

Start Comparing

Motioneering

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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