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Die cutting and laminating applications require handling large rolls and webs with both power and precision. Multiple materials with different weights and properties must be brought together at exactly the right speeds and pressures. Often, die cutting and laminating are integrated on the same machine, along with other processes that require coordination of continuous and intermittent motion. With requirements this complex, Kollmorgen motion solutions make all the difference.

The Requirements are Extreme, and Extremely Varied

Punches and dies wear and create friction. Lamination can bring together materials as similar as two sheets of paperboard or as different as the two sides of a sponge/scrubber. Cutting processes can range from a simple slit to a complex series of punches that adds dimension to the product. The final product can be as different as tissue paper and doormats.

Minimize Waste, Maximize Productivity

Any tearing, excessive deflection, vibration or other problems can ruin the product and bring operations to a standstill. Avoiding these problems while running at the maximum speed that the materials will allow requires precise velocity control and coordination of motion across machine axes. If a fault does occur, the ability to stop processes quickly and safely, fix the problem, and restart without wasting time or materials can make a big difference to productivity and profitability.

Build a Machine that Makes a Difference

To meet all these needs, Kollmorgen provides the largest selection of high-performance servo drives and motors, with the highest torque density in the smallest footprint. To handle the complex automation requirements of these machines, we offer the most advanced controls, programming tools and integration capabilities. Our unique co-engineering capabilities complete the package, bringing you exact-fit solutions and the expertise to help you build a machine that’s more precise, productive and adaptable.

Kollmorgen Automation Suite™ Overview

Kollmorgen Automation Suite (KAS) includes all the software and hardware you need to bring truly differentiated, high-performance machines to market faster. KAS has been proven to measurably accelerate development, increase throughput, minimize scrap and maximize overall equipment effectiveness.

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AKD Servo Drive

AKD® Series is a proven perfomer, supporting the largest customer installed base, and offers:

  • Industry leading motion control loops
  • Extensive motor feedback and drive fieldbus support including EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, Profinet RT, etc.
  • Plug-and-play with Kollmorgen motors
  • WorkBench GUI, acclaimed for customer experience and usability
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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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AKM Family

Our best-in-class, high-performance servomotors offer a wide range of mounting, connectivity, feedback and other options. More than 500,000 standard models are available along with co-engineered modifications to suit almost any application requirement. Gearmotor, washdown and food-grade versions are available.

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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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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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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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