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The next generation of surgical robots provides exceptional ergonomics, visibility and instrument control, enabling surgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures that help patients recover as quickly and completely as possible. 

Designing for next-generation surgical robots

To minimize trauma and achieve the optimum camera angle in relation to instruments, robotic arms should operate as closely together as possible. The limiting factor is the axial length of the robotic arm joints. 

Kollmorgen frameless motors for robotic joints enable the most compact design while helping accelerate development time and control costs through the use of standard motors and gearing. 

Learn more in our blog post, Minimizing the Axial Length of Robotic Joints. 

Surgical Robotics: Proven Processes, Reliable Delivery

Few business challenges are as formidable as designing, manufacturing and supplying surgical robots to healthcare organizations around the world. Our end-to-end processes help you integrate the most effective motion systems for surgeon consoles, patient tables, and crucially, the next generation of multiport surgical robots. 

Frameless Torque Motors for Surgical Robots

Driven by the demand for minimally invasive procedures, surgical robots must operate with absolute precision at a scale much smaller than the capabilities of human hands. TBM2G frameless motors advance the state of the art by delivering extremely precise, smooth performance in a compact package, even at the very low speeds typical of exacting surgical procedures. 

The TBM2G series is backed by high quality automated production processes as well as Kollmorgen’s unmatched reputation for co-engineering expertise, reliable global supply and personalized support. 

Optimize Each Axis of Motion Within Your Robotic Platform 

With our broad portfolio of motors, drives, controls, gearing and actuation, Kollmorgen helps you optimize each axis of motion. 

  1. Surgical Console: Kollmorgen’s high-torque-density motors easily accommodate space limitations and offer ultimate precision for haptic feedback and control. Cogging compensation, vibration suppression and noise rejection ensure surgeons only feel what they should.
  2. Robotic Arms: Torque-dense frameless motors enable smaller, lighter arms and the highest-definition control. Servo motors are ideal for the gantry and columns, which position robotic arms over the patient. 
  3. Patient Tables: Our precise, low-cogging servo motors allow for smooth, quiet operation with infinite positioning. Sophisticated controls synchronize table motion with robotic tools to allow even more freedom of movement during complex surgeries.

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Top Products for Surgical Robotics

Kollmorgen TBM2G Frameless Motor

TBM2G Series Frameless >

These next-generation frameless motors deliver high torque density for your most compact, lightest electromagnetic package, standard sizing for harmonic gearing, and scalable design to keep you on top of your global production needs.

2G Motion System

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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