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SafeMotion Use Cases

Optimized Cleaning Process

Example: Cleaning a food packaging machineOptimized Cleaning Process

Cleaning food machinery is a critical, difficult and time consuming process. Multiple regulations regarding hygienic and safety standards have to be considered. New cleaning modes will integrate SafeMotion

  • Traditional process: Cut off machine power, clean the machine section 1, power on, jog machine, power off, clean the section 2, etc.
  • Innovative cleaning process: Activate "SLS - Safe Limited Speed" function to clean continuously without stopping the machine

The improved hygienic process will reduce the risk of recalls and reduced cleaning time will increase OEE of the packaging process.

Optimizing Light Curtain

Example: Metal Forming - Press Brake

During the metal forming process there is typically a conflict to protect the operator and to manually support the forming process.

Operator breaks light curtain → machine can move backwards to pick the next part.

  • Traditional method: Operator breaks light curtain → machine stops at any position, e.g. the operator can’t remove the metal sheet
  • Innovative solution: Press can move upward while the operator is within the hazardous area. The safety function "SDI - Safe Direction" prohibits the dangerous move downwards and so the operator is protected.

The innovative SafeMotion function SDI improves the forming process and can increase the throughput by 20%.

AKD2G Servo Drive

Born from a rich AKD heritage, AKD2G is the latest servo drive technology adding:

  • Dual-axis technology for additional space savings
  • Built-in functional safety options via SafeMotion Monitor (including FSoE)
  • Color Graphic Display
  • Optimized for single-cable power and feedback
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S700

For many years now, this has been one of our most powerful and feature rich servo drives offering:

  • 110 – 480 VAC, 1 or 3-phase, 50 – 60 Hz, up to 72A continuous
  • Legacy bus support including DeviceNet, PROFIBUS DP, SERCOS II and RS232
  • EtherCAT, CANopen fieldbus support
  • Optional functional safety up to SIL3
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AKM2G Servo Motor

AKM2G represents the latest evolution of the industry-leading AKM motor family. With significant torque increases in the same motor size OEMs can achieve substantial performance improvement without changing the motor mounting or using more machine space.

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KSM Safety Solutions

Kollmorgen completes the motion safety chain from sensor to drive with innovative KSM Safety solutions. Intelligent Safety functions monitor areas with hazardous motion allowing the machine to effectively intervene with minimal process interruption.

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