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Portioning accuracy is crucial for ensuring quality and minimizing product giveaway. Throughput is key to profitability. And machine cleanliness is essential for ensuring food safety. The challenge for producing ready-to-eat sliced and interleaved products—such as single-serving meat and cheese—is to achieve all three of these goals simultaneously. The solution is superior motion.

Improve Portioning Accuracy

Precise feed registration and shear synchronization for accurate portioning can’t be achieved through constant, unvarying motion. It takes continual, on-the-fly adjustment of cut lengths to correct for slippage and for variances in product dimensions and density. Kollmorgen servo motion systems enable the precise control and tight synchronization of linear and rotary motion required to ensure unwavering quality with minimal product giveaway.

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Improve Portioning Accuracy

Improve Product Throughput

Improve Product Throughput

In addition to precise portioning control, our high-performing linear and rotary motion systems enable OEMs to increase machine throughput while maintaining or even increasing quality standards. The industry’s fastest servo control loops mean that all processes can be perfectly coordinated at higher speeds, with highly repeatable, distortion-free shearing and precise interleaving, transferring and packaging. All in a highly flexible platform that can easily meet the needs of products with different sizes, shapes and consistencies.

Clean It Fast, Make It Last

No place for pathogens to hide. That’s the ideal when your job is to ensure bacteria can’t find a way into your food products, and it’s especially true for the machines that prepare ready-to-eat sliced and interleaved products. Yet washdowns can cause ordinary motors to fail as they cycle between operating and ambient temperature, creating pressure differentials that force water and other contaminants past the seals. 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 workers can clean every moving part faster and more thoroughly with minimal risk.

Top Products for Slicing and Interleaving

Stainless Steel AKMH Series

Stainless Steel Food Grade 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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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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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

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

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

AKM Motors >

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…
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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.

KBM Series Frameless

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.

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.

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…