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Cutting machines use lasers, plasma and waterjet to make highly precise cuts with speed and efficiency. Kollmorgen’s motors have the torque and power density needed to minimize payload inertia and maximize control for faster, more precise cutting. With motion performance designed and tuned to the specific task, we can integrate the right motor for each individual machine to offer you better performance at higher speeds.

Performance Starts with Kollmorgen Drives & Motors

The 2G Motion System consisting of next generation motors, drives, and cable systems offer superior motion to deliver power and torque density at a significantly smaller size. From direct drive rotary and linear to housed and frameless, our cutting machine servo motors can handle every cutting technology, application and operating environment. And with gantry functionality, our 2G Motion System enables 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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Tips for Designing Next-Generation Performance

Cutting machine performance starts with high-quality products. It’s perfected with motors and drives customized to your application. Are you looking to design lighter, more efficient machines that use fewer and smaller parts? This white paper covers the five key areas that need to be addressed when optimizing your motion system.

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Get the Right Tools to Speed Your Design

Having the right tools at your fingertips to empower you to assess what motor is right for you can help speed your design phase. Kollmorgen’s self-guided design tools help you model, choose and optimize products online, when you want and where you want.

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Top Products for Laser, Waterjet and Plasma Cutters

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, simple installation in a motor kit that can be embedded directly in your mechanical design. A huge selection of standard motors and cost-effective modifications ensure a perfect fit.

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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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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 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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