Direct Drive

Leveraging over 70 years of product innovation, Kollmorgen pioneered the development of direct drive technology. Today, our Direct Drive Rotary (DDR) motors bring you industry-leading performance, zero maintenance, clean mechanical assembly, improved accuracy, higher throughput, better reliability, and smooth, quiet operation to suit a wide variety of machine design needs.

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KBM™ Direct Drive

KBM series frameless direct drives are supplied in kit form as a separate rotor and stator package for direct integration into the customers' machine. With considerable space saving capability, the modular torque motor range is particularly suited to co-engineered modifications for highest performance positioning control in the most compact space.

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Cartridge DDR®

The exclusive Cartridge DDR direct drive servo motor features an integrated, factory-aligned high resolution feedback device in a unique bearing-less one component design that couples directly to the load, using the machine’s own bearings to support the rotor. This torque motor provides up to 50 percent more torque density than comparably sized conventional servo motors and with quick and convenient installation is especially suited to applications in printing and packaging machinery.

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Housed D&DH Direct Drive Motor

Housed D & DH

Housed DDR servomotors offer high torque density, precise performance and zero maintenance in an easily installed servo solution.

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TBM Series

The Kollmorgen TBM (Torquer Brushless Motor) Series direct drive frameless motor is designed to be directly embedded in your machine, using the machine’s own bearings to support the rotor.

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RBE Direct Drive Motor


The RBE Series from Kollmorgen is a proven platform offering many years of direct drive motor solutions. As the saying goes, these motors are ‘oldies but goodies’ and continue to be viable solutions where relatively high torque and low speed, pancake type motor configurations are required.

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ICH Ironcore Linear Motors

Iron-core linear motors boast high power density, but also a certain degree of cogging depending on the system.

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IL Ironless Linear Motors

IC Series Ironcore motors provide the highest force per frame size. The patented anti-cogging design yields extremely smooth operation

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Serviced Motors

While these direct drive linear motors are not available for new applications, Kollmorgen continues to provide replacement motors and support for existing customers.

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