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07 Sep 2007

Kollmorgen Announces that the 300,000th SynqNet® Axis of Motion Has Been Shipped

WOOD DALE, IL – Kollmorgen today announced that the 300,000th axis of its SynqNet® motion and I/O network was shipped in August 2007, and since SynqNet’s introduction in 2003 more than 303,000 axes have been installed worldwide, making it the fastest growing motion network available today. Kollmorgen attributes much of the rapid SynqNet adoption rate to machinery builders in the medical imaging, packaging, machine tool, robotics, semiconductor, printed circuit board manufacturing/assembly and flat panel display industries who want to design a differentiated digital machine through the proven performance, intelligent software, modularity, reliability, serviceability and the digital system visibility that SynqNet provides.

SynqNet delivers industry-leading motion performance, a broad selection of interoperable components, and the ability to tailor SynqNet software for a truly differentiated digital machine, all at a competitive price. Global servo suppliers now offer over 130 different SynqNet products ranging from standard servo and stepper amplifiers, I/O devices and custom multi-axis integrated products for a wide range of applications. SynqNet suppliers include Kollmorgen, Yaskawa Electric, Sanyo Denki, Advanced Motion Control, Nidec Sankyo, Glentek, Trust Automation, Tamagawa Seiki, ProDrive, Global Motion & Supply Inc. and Soonhan Engineering.

About SynqNet
The SynqNet motion network was designed to meet demanding motion applications and industry trends toward interoperable, digital machinery. SynqNet uses the standard Ethernet IEE802.3 physical layer for robust isolation and 100m cable lengths with a deterministic protocol engineered by Kollmorgen. SynqNet creates system modularity, HotReplace™ service without downtime, remote diagnostics, software field upgrade, multi-vendor support and fault-tolerant safety. Since 2003, over 300,000 SynqNet axes have been installed. To stay informed with all the latest SynqNet related news, join the SynqNet Interest Group at www.SynqNet.org, where you’ll find technical white papers, case studies, and overviews of all SynqNet products.

About Kollmorgen
Kollmorgen is a leading provider of motion systems and components for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) around the globe. With over sixty years of motion control design and development expertise, Kollmorgen delivers breakthrough solutions unmatched in performance, reliability and ease-of-use. Through world-class knowledge in motion, industry-leading quality, and deep expertise in linking and integrating standard and custom products, Kollmorgen provides OEMs with the competitive advantage they need to succeed.

For more information visit www.kollmorgen.com, or call 1-540-633-3545.