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 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.
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.