There was a time when consumers didn’t pay much attention to slightly misprinted or misaligned labels. That time has long passed. Today, any problem with the package is seen as a defect in the product itself. Manufacturers spend a lot of effort – and potentially waste a lot of product – making sure that only perfectly labeled packages reach market. Any improvement to the labeling process that reduces that effort – and the potential for waste – directly affects the bottom line.
Keeping the production line moving
Labeling machines require precise positioning and torque, often at very high speeds. As products come down the line by the hundreds every minute, labels need to be applied accurately and with the right pressure to avoid smearing, peeling, tearing or product damage. Depending on the label material and adhesive, even a tiny variation in velocity or timing can cause errors that waste material and bring production to a halt.
Improving the production process
Better motion can do more than increase productivity and minimize scrap. Today’s most advanced labeling machines use direct drive servo motors and multi-axis controls to eliminate mechanical linkages, reducing floor space and maintenance requirements. Machines can also be designed in a modular fashion to accommodate a wide range of product requirements. And they can incorporate safety functions and intelligent features such as smart indexing, pushbutton changeover and more.
The Kollmorgen label means better motion
With the industry’s most advanced servo motors, drives and controls, Kollmorgen is the best choice for motion solutions that make a difference in machine productivity, versatility and profitability. Our direct drive technologies are leading the way in the conversion to electrical systems that are more compact, efficient and adaptable than their mechanical predecessors. And our unique co-engineering capabilities ensure the exact fit for your most demanding motion requirements.
AKD™ servo drives provide industry-leading power density, performance and precision in one of the most compact footprints available.More about AKD Servo Drives >>
AKM™ servo motors offer more than a million standard configurations, plus co-engineered modifications to meet any need. More about AKM Servo Motors >>
The new 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.More about Stainless Steel AKMH Series >>
Kollmorgen continues its winning heritage in hybrid stepper motors with the PMX motor family. Leveraging best practices from customer preferred products, the PMX series delivers a wider breadth of frame sizes and options in an affordable, low-cost solution.More about PMX Series >>
The POWERMAX® II M and P Series provides the highest torque in a stepper motor. These NEMA 23 (60 mm) motors are available in half-, single-, and two-stack configurations with a variety of standard options and affordable co-engineered modifications.More about POWERMAX® II and P Series >>
POWERPAC® hybrid stepper motors deliver more power in a smaller package. These rugged, high-torque NEMA 34 and 42 (90 and 110 mm) motors are available with standard options and low-cost co-engineered modifications to provide an exact fit for your application.More about POWERPAC® K and N Series >>
MX Series stepper motors meet Class I, Division 1, Group D hazardous location requirements. They are available in NEMA 34 and 42 frame sizes (90 and 110 mm), providing minimum holding torques from 1.27 to 9.82 N-m (180 to 1,390 oz-in).More about MX Series Hazardous Duty >>
Our T2, T, KM and MH172 Series stepper motors provide the highest torque in a wide range of frame sizes. These motors offer a high-performance, cost-effective alternative to pneumatic, hydraulic and servo motor systems.More about High-Torque Stepper Motors >>