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Modern press brake and stamping machines are highly sophisticated devices. They succeed in the material forming marketplace by giving fabricators the ability to create precise, often-complex forms while keeping pace with the productivity and efficiency requirements of a modern manufacturing environment.

The next generation of electric machines and hydraulic conversions can achieve increased speed and stroke optimization using high-power, high-torque, energy-efficient servo systems from Kollmorgen.

Optimize Backgauge Design and Footprint

A compact, efficient machine is a better machine. We offer an exceptionally broad range of high-precision motors, with standard and custom options to accommodate any backgauging requirement in the most compact footprint while maintaining the greatest range of motion.

Our servo systems deliver the ultimate in control, with rotary and linear designs, plus direct drive motors that couple directly to the load for the ultimate precision. And our enhanced stepper designs deliver near-servo positioning without the need for feedback devices.

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Increase Throughput

Faster, more accurate backgauge adjustment is the key to producing higher-quality work, faster. For machines that use manual backgauge control, Kollmorgen provides the motion solutions and expertise to automate backgauging in the same machine footprint.

For complex, multi-axis backgauges, we enable seamless integration with industry-standard controllers as well as custom controllers. Our 2G Motion System reduces space and footprint requirements by 20% with no effect on performance.

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Increase Ram Acceleration With Greater Angle Repeatability

Whether your machine uses single or multi-directional motion, Kollmorgen can help increase throughput speed, power efficiency and bend angle repeatability. Our high-torque, high-power motors provide efficient, controlled acceleration to create quick, reliable bends. Best-in-class power density enables design of more compact machines with no compromise to performance. We offer a wide portfolio of housed and frameless servo motors to meet any design requirement.

Count on Trusted Support

We believe your motion system should be designed to fit your machine, not the other way around. Whether you’re upgrading your existing machine capabilities or embarking on an all-new design, our co-engineering experts will help you achieve higher motion performance for your unique application.

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Top Products for Braking and Stamping

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 and Rotary Motors

Kollmorgen pioneered the development of direct drive technology. Today, our Direct Drive Rotary (DDR) and Direct Drive Linear (DDL) motors bring you industry-leading performance, zero maintenance, clean mechanical assembly, improved accuracy, higher throughput, better reliability, and smooth, quiet operation.

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Stepper Motors

Our high-performance, brushless, maintenance-free stepper motors provide precise, extremely cost-effective motion control.

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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.


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.


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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