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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.

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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

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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.

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Top Products for Flexible Packaging

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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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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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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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 throughput, better reliability, and smooth, quiet operation.

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Stainless Steel 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.

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Stepper Motors

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

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Design Tools

Use our advanced design tools to get a quick start choosing the right motors for your application. Then rely on our co-engineering expertise to achieve the exact specifications and modifications you need for optimum performance, quality, manufacturability and cost. Kollmorgen’s self-service, web-based design tools include:

Product Selectors

For direct selection of products when you already know your torque, speed, sizing and other requirements.

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For guided product selection when you know your application requirements but not the necessary torque and speed.

Size Your Application

Performance Curve Generator

For visualizing speed and torque based on winding factor, ambient temperature, drive current and other factors

Generate Curves

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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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