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To design and build state-of-the-art press applications, manufacturers need to optimize the stroke rate of the press itself as well as the infeed and transfer machine units in front of and behind the press.

True differentiation and a competitive advantage in press forming and forge systems can be achieved through higher throughput, greater process flexibility, superior precision, and lower energy and maintenance costs. All of these qualities depend on precise, efficient, highly dynamic motion attuned to the functional requirements of each material forming subsystem.

Solutions and Expertise for Every Press and Forging Function

Whether converting an existing press forming system from hydraulics to servo technology, or designing a next-generation system from the ground up, press forming and forging innovators look to Kollmorgen for unrivaled motion expertise and a virtually unlimited selection of direct-drive servo products to perfectly meet the needs of each motion requirement.

Press forming peripherals such as coil feed, transfer units, drawing cushions and destackers are all crucial to the quality, reliability and throughput of the overall press forming process. We can help bring compact, precise, powerful motion to each of these components, while minimizing mechanical wear, maintenance and energy consumption.

Direct-Drive for a Simpler, More Capable Machine

Our servo technologies and motion control programming solutions allow for precise stroke profile adjustment to make motion as efficient as possible while delivering all the power and force required for each operation. The efficiency of direct-drive, along with the ability to share energy between all drives via a DC bus, minimizes electrical peaks and increases the energy-efficiency.

Direct-drive technology also simplifies machine design for better performance over a longer life – without the need to maintain hydraulic systems or replace unnecessary transmission components that can wear over time and introduce excessive backlash and compliance into the system.

Converting Hydraulic Systems

Existing hydraulic-driven presses can also benefit from all these improvements. No one has more expertise in hydraulic-to-servo conversions than Kollmorgen. We provide fully configurable, perfect-fit solutions that lower operating costs while improving system accuracy.

With local co-engineering assistance, rapid prototyping, and global manufacturing and distribution, we’re the ideal motion partner for press forming and forging systems that deliver superior capabilities and long-term value.

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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