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Changing trends in consumer packaging are pushing OEMs to be more innovative and flexible in their offerings. Successful web management requires consistent processes that reduce production variability, leading to improved quality and improved OEE. With Kollmorgen, you control the web. From high-speed registration to advanced motors and drives, our complete system solutions create perfect motion across every machine process to increase speed, precision and productivity.

High-Speed Registration

High-speed registration places extreme demands on a motion control system: drives need to record and convert registration marks within milliseconds to avoid offsetting, corrective movement must take place just as fast and position error can’t exceed 0.03mm—all while operating with ideal synchronization at thousands of cycles per minute.

As an industry-leader in high-speed registration, Kollmorgen’s controls, drives and motors can deliver position information in under a millisecond. And with the advanced 2G Motion System, you get the fastest servo control loops perfectly matched with drives and motors to deliver better uptime, better throughput and more reliability.

High-Speed Registration

Simplified Machine Design

Simplified Machine Design

You need reliable motion solutions that meet your machine’s unique functional requirements. With Kollmorgen, you have access to the widest selection of motors, drives and state-of-the-art integration techniques tailored to your application. Our patented Cartridge DDR motor is designed specifically for web management and roller applications in the packaging industry. By featuring an integrated, factory-aligned high-resolution feedback device and a unique bearingless design that couples directly to the load, the Cartridge DDR simplifies overall machine design:

  • Eliminates inertia mismatch risks and prolonged tuning times
  • Removes gearbox requirements and speed limitations
  • Integrates compression coupling and shipping hardware for a faster build
  • Reduces the overall number of components needed

Integrated Development Platform

Kollmorgen has package-specific co-engineering expertise to take advantage of the latest industry 4.0 technologies. Where other manufacturers use proprietary technologies that require yearly licenses, we use open protocols that drive high-speed motion control systems to calculate target values for all drives every 250 microseconds. And by combining motion control, PAC and HMI into one automation suite, we can provide you with one fully integrated development platform that can coordinate highly complex processes across as many 128 axes and improve machine performance by as much as 25 percent.

Integrated Development Platform

Top Products for Flexible Packaging

KAS components in machine

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.

Cartridge Direct Drive Motors - Kolmorgen

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.


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

AKM Motors >

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…

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…
Stainless Steel AKMH Series

Stainless Steel Food Grade AKMH Series >

The AKMH Series is built to withstand the most rigorous of washdown regimens. The combination of the AKMH’s IP69K construction and corrosion resistant materials make for a servo motor that will last the life of your machine.


Stepper Motors & Drives >

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