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As the name implies, form/fill/seal machines bring together several types of motion. Vertical FFS machines typically combine processes for creating a package, weighing the product, dropping it into the package and applying a seal. Horizontal FFS machines perform similar processes with the added complexity of placing individual products into packages to be sealed. Kollmorgen solutions provide the accurate motion control that enables both machine types to create attractive, functional, perfectly sealed packages.

Perfection is the Basic Requirement

Form/fill/seal processes have several motion requirements. Packaging films need to be pulled through the machine with positive control and minimal stress. Complex cutting and forming processes need to be performed consistently at high speeds. Products need to be moved into and out of the sealing process rapidly to allow correct dwell time without slowing down production. These processes and more need to be done in perfect synchronicity. And those are just the basic requirements.

Beyond the Basics: Making a Difference

Today’s manufacturers are looking for more. Many have already moved away from mechanical motion systems to all-electrical systems that offer greater precision and reliability with less maintenance. Now they’re asking for next-generation capabilities that improve their competitive position. That can mean direct drive systems that increase accuracy and throughput while reducing machine size. Modular systems that produce a wider variety of more complex packages. Or automation features that make error correction and changeover faster and safer.

Moving to the Front of the Pack

Whatever your form/fill/seal customers are looking for, Kollmorgen is the one supplier for all the servo and stepper motors, drives, controls, gearheads and other motion solutions you need to make it happen. And with our co-engineering expertise and global supply and support capabilities, we’re the one supplier you need to keep your machines at the forefront of the packaging industry for decades to come.

Kollmorgen Automation Suite™ Overview

Our premier general-purpose automation suite includes all the software and hardware you need to bring truly differentiated, high-performance machines to market faster. Kollmorgen Automation Suite™ 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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