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For both specialized sheet metal bending and fully automated production work, press brakes must deliver precisely positioned, high-quality bends in a variety of shapes without damaging the material.

Differentiate Your Machine

To form complex parts with multiple bends, today’s advanced, computer-controlled brake systems are capable of precise multi-axis motion with real-time feedback for accurate control of positioning and press stroke. Simpler bending stations with less complicated motion requirements also need the ability to apply extreme force at a controlled rate, with total accuracy.

Today’s original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are looking to differentiate by enabling sophisticated bending capabilities with precise control, higher throughput, lower energy consumption and improved operator safety. Powerful, accurate, efficient motion plays a leading role in all these differentiating factors.

That’s why manufacturers are increasingly turning from the hydraulic systems of the past to direct-drive servo technology or hybrid systems to achieve the power and control their customers are looking for.

Controlled, Dynamic Motion for Greater Productivity

Our servo solutions have delivered higher power, control and efficiency to OEMs in the material forming industry for more than 70 years, and in the past two decades we’ve helped innovative press brake OEMs lead the industry from hydraulic to energy-efficient servo systems that are more compact, easier to maintain, quieter and safer.

These systems also offer highly dynamic motion with fine-tuned control to optimize forming processes for speed and quality. Efficient acceleration, positioning and torque across each axis of motion allows designers to achieve greater precision and repeatability while streamlining each operation for faster production.

Realize Your Potential

We supply the widest range of direct drive servo technologies, with standard products and co-engineered modifications to meet virtually any performance specification. We even offer drives with enhanced Motion Safety to help operators work productively with confidence. And we bring the motion expertise that only Kollmorgen can offer to help realize your machine’s full potential while lowering energy, maintenance and operational costs.

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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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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We designed our next-generation AKD® Series with the versatility, communications, power and bandwidth you need to build higher throughput, greater precision and more capable features into your machine—and to bring it to market faster.

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AKD-N Decentralized Servo Drive

The decentralized servo drives AKD-N help to get the cabinets smaller and open the way to a smarter machine automation with 80% less cabeling. Typical applications for the AKD-N are packaging machines and production machines in food and beverage industry.

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