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For over 100 years, Kollmorgen motors, drives and controls have provided machine tool builders innovative solutions for all aspects of machining from milling, drilling, routing, and cutting to boring, grinding, shearing, knurling, facing, turning and more. If a machine tool requires precision motion control, Kollmorgen has a solution.

Machine tool capabilities depend on motion performance designed and tuned to the specific task. Customers for these machines are looking for more precision, at higher speeds, with motion tuned to their exacting application requirements. Kollmorgen understands these challenges. And we help solve them with the optimum motion design, integration and performance for each individual machine.

More Ambitious Machine Design

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

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More Capable Integration, Customization and Performance

Kollmorgen offers the highest quality products for every need. Through our co-engineering and co-development capabilities, we can customize products as needed and help you design lighter, more efficient machines using fewer and smaller parts. Because we understand material forming equipment, our products integrate seamlessly with industry-standard and custom controllers, or use Kollmorgen Automation Suite to combine the best of a standard control solution with your custom machine requirements. For minimal downtime and operator safety, we offer drives with advanced SafeMotion options built-in. It’s all about achieving the ideal system for any machine tool application

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More Confident Engineering and Delivery

Kollmorgen is more than a supplier. We’re a partner, dedicated to your success. We give you direct engineer-to engineer access to the designers who create our motion systems, who understand how to address specialized material forming requirements. Our self-guided design tools help you model, choose and optimize products online. And with our global footprint of manufacturing, design, application and service centers, you always have access to dependable supply, co-engineering expertise, and personalized support that no other partner can provide.

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Top Products for Machine Tool Applications

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.

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KBM Series Frameless

The KBM™ series offers high performance, long life and simple installation in a motor kit that can be embedded directly in your machine design.

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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.

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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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Kollmorgen Automation Suite™ Overview

Our premier general-purpose automation suite includes all the software and hardware you need to bring truly differentiated, high-performance machines to market faster. Kollmorgen Automation Suite™ has been proven to measurably accelerate development, increase throughput, minimize scrap and maximize overall equipment effectiveness.

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Resources for Best Performance

Evolving the Rules of Inertia Matching

White Paper: Evolving the Rules of Inertia Matching

The accepted principle of matching motor to load inertia is no longer pertinent with today’s faster processors and advanced control algorithms.

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2G Motion System: New Thinking for Improving Performance—Without Redesigning Your Machine

2G Motion System: New Thinking for Improving Performance—Without Redesigning Your Machine

With access to higher-resolution feedback devices, faster processors, sharper vision systems, and more sophisticated communication buses, your competitors can offer innovative, value-added features with each new machine generation. Staying ahead of this competition can be particularly challenging for lean engineering teams with limited resources.

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Brochure: Material Forming Applications - The Kollmorgen Advantage

Brochure: Material Forming Applications - The Kollmorgen Advantage

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.

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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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