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The extreme high precision of laser, the speed and efficiency of plasma, the cold-cutting versatility of waterjet: all of these cutting technologies depend on motion performance designed and tuned to the specific task. Customers for cutting machines are looking for machines that cut more precisely, 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 Cutting Machine Design

Progress begins with performance. Our high-performance servo motors include direct drive rotary and linear, housed and frameless, explosionproof, washdown, food-grade and other options to provide superior motion performance for every cutting technology, application and operating environment. Our next-generation 2G motion system offers perfectly matched drives and motors with greater power and torque density to deliver the performance you need at a significantly smaller size. This motion system recently launched gantry functionality, enabling machine builders to achieve that next level of motion performance by tightly synchronizing two axes at the firmware level. This magnitude is typically faster compared to fieldbus update rates.

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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 Hypertherm and other industry-standard controllers as well as custom controllers. 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 cutting application. Plus our motors, drives and cables are designed to work together, ensuring maximum performance.

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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, and 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 Tool-Less Cutting

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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Resources for Best Performance

5 Motion Tips for Optimal Tool-Less Cutting Performance

White Paper: 5 Motion Tips for Optimal Tool-Less Cutting Performance

Plasma, laser and waterjet cutting machines all have one thing in common: customers are looking for next-generation performance. When manufacturers purchase a new or upgraded machine, they’re focused on the capabilities that will allow faster, more reliable production of higher-quality products. That means your reputation and success as a machine builder depend on demonstrating the best performance, the best design and the best integration.

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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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Proven Success

Enhancing Precision While Reducing Size, Weight and Cost

Enhancing Precision While Reducing Size, Weight and Cost

Kollmorgen Helps a Laser Cutting Machine Manufacturer Take Performance to the Next Level

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Simplified Controller Integration Speeds Time-to-Market

Enhancing Simplified Controller Integration Speeds Time-to-Market

Kollmorgen Partnership Drives Higher Performance for a Plasma Cutting Machine Manufacturer

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Optimizing Laser Cutting

Optimizing Laser Cutting

Kollmorgen Enhances Performance and Precision for a Leading International Laser Company

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Better Cut Quality Through Improved Connectivity

Better Cut Quality Through Improved Connectivity

Kollmorgen Provides Advances in Plasma Cutting Machine Capabilities for Emerging Turkish Company

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Automating Systems for Sheet Metal Forming

Automating Systems for Sheet Metal Forming

Kollmorgen Drives Improvement in Machine Productivity and Flexibility for Leading Italian Metal Forming Company

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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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