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Machine tool capabilities depend on more precision at higher speeds with motion tuned to their exacting application requirements. To achieve the greatest possible precision and repeatability for shaping, grinding, drilling or other applications, shaping machines need to eliminate backlash and chatter while ensuring safety and design compliance.

Kollmorgen understands these challenges. For over 100 years, Kollmorgen’s motors, drives and controls have provided machine tool builders with innovative solutions with the optimum motion design, integration and performance for each individual machine. From milling and routing to boring and turning, if a machine tool requires precision motion control, Kollmorgen has a solution.

More Ambitious Machine Design

Progress begins with performance. Our high-performance servo motors include direct drive rotary, linear, frameless, explosion proof, washdown and other options to provide superior motion performance for every machine technology, application and operating environment.

More Capable Integration, Customization and Performance

Because we understand machine tool equipment, our products integrate seamlessly with industry-standard and custom controllers.

  • The Kollmorgen Automation Suite combines the best of a standard control solution with your custom machine requirements.
  • Drives with SafeMotion options built-in offer minimal downtime and enhanced operator safety to achieve the ideal system for any machine tool application.

More Confident Engineering and Delivery

Through our co-engineering and co-development capabilities, you can customize our products to help you design lighter, more efficient machines using fewer and smaller parts. Our self-guided design tools help you model, choose and optimize products online, and with direct engineer-to-engineer access, you can address your specialized shaping machine requirements.

Top Products for Machine Tool Applications

2G Motion System

2G Motion System >

Kollmorgen introduces the next generation of motion for more ambitious machines built on more capable performance and more confident engineering. The Kollmorgen 2G Motion System harnesses the full performance potential of our leading AKM2G servo motors and perfectly matched AKD2G drives designed to deliver unrivaled power density and control. The result is significantly enhanced torque, responsiveness and SafeMotion capabilities in a compact footprint that enables easy installation and total flexibility.

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.

Direct Drive Linear Motors

Direct Drive Linear Motors >

A Direct Drive Linear (DDL) motor is basically a rotary motor that is laid out flat and directly coupled to the driven load, eliminating the need for ball/lead screws, rack and pinions, belts/pulleys and gearboxes.


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
KAS components in machine

Kollmorgen Automation Suite™ Overview >

Kollmorgen Automation Suite (KAS) includes all the software and hardware you need to bring truly differentiated, high-performance machines to market faster. KAS has been proven to measurably accelerate development, increase throughput, minimize scrap and maximize overall equipment effectiveness.

Related Resources

Material Forming Overview Brochure

Material Forming Overview Brochure >

Advanced material forming processes are defined by quality, repeatability and throughput. These requirements place unique demands on the performance of the motion systems that drive cutting, bending, braking and other material forming machines.