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Form, Fill & Seal machines need to perform several complex motions: pulling film with positive control and minimal stress, cutting and forming at high speeds, and moving and sealing product without slowing down.

From individual motors and drives to complete packaging automation, Kollmorgen’s integrative motion control solutions can increase throughput, drive more product per minute, and create more repeatable and accurate performance. They can be used with a variety of bag styles and integrate with several filling options, and with Kollmorgen’s expertise, it’s possible to upgrade existing systems to go faster without having to changeover or redesign the entire system.

Scalable architectures, flexible machines

The rise in consumer demand is driving the need for more throughput, more product per minute, and more repeatable and accurate performance. To meet this rising demand, the industry is moving toward more integrative and automated technologies to deliver better safety, performance and efficiency. Learn more about the latest technologies, trends and challenges facing the packaging machine industry and how Kollmorgen is leading the industry in motion innovation and design.

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Take Control of Your Machine’s Motion

Machine performance needs to do more than look good on paper. It needs to create high-performance motion without sacrificing time and money. In our webinar “Taking Control: How to Create High Performance Motion in Your Machine”, you’ll learn:

  • How high-performance motion creates ready to use parts and products
  • Which controllers the machine requires: machine, motion, or both
  • Why and how the performance of both individual components and the system matters
  • How to select controllers and components

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Accelerated Development

You know that a truly differentiated, high-performance machine can accelerate development, increase throughput, and maximize overall equipment effectiveness. But knowing the application requirements and which motors and drives systems are needed is completely different. Motioneering by Kollmorgen is a servo selection software that can help find the right combination of drives and motors, determine the scale of your project, and make sure the machine will be safe and reliable.

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Top Products for Form Fill & Seal

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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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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Motioneering

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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