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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. It’s especially true for the machines that prepare ready-to-eat (RTE) sliced and interleaved products, such as single-serving meat and cheese.

Are You Trading Productivity for Cleanliness?

When you're required to wash the equipment down daily – or multiple times per day – the effort to reach pathogens in every potential hiding place can seriously detract from your productive uptime. Removing motor covers, scrubbing at housing nameplate seams, replacing motors that have become corroded and contaminated with harsh washdown solutions – it all adds up, and seriously subtracts from your productivity. But it doesn’t need to be that way.

No Place to Hide Means Less Time To Clean.

Our stainless steel, washdown-ready servomotorsreduce cleaning time per axis from 20 minutes to 3 in a typical application. If your machine has 4 motors that need to be cleaned on each of 3 shifts, you’re looking at over 1,200 hours per year in additional productive uptime. If you application uses gearheads, our stainless steel AquaTRUE™ Series reduces cleaning time even further.

These motors and gearheads both feature a seamlessly smooth cylindrical design and a laser-etched nameplate, so thorough washdowns and test swabs are much easier to perform – with no disassembly required. And the IP67 or IP69K seals and corrosion-resistant housings will continue to endure frequent washdowns and harsh chemicals for years to come.

Clean It Faster. Make It Last Longer.

Our innovative cable tube design makes cleaning even easier by reducing the complexity of the machine and preventing pressure differentials from drawing water vapor and nasty bugs into the motor housing. And because we use the most effective and durable seals, we offer a warranty that’s twice as long as the industry standard. So frequent, harsh washdowns attack only the pathogens, not your process.

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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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
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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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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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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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