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Kollmorgen Corp.

203A W. Rock Rd., Radford, VA, 24141, US

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Kollmorgen Corp.

Controls & Controllers

HMI Panels feature single-surface screen.

April 2, 2014

Housed in rugged aluminum chassis with IP65 rating, Kollmorgen Automation Suite™ features widescreen format and integrated Ethernet, as well as data logging and trending software. Touchscreen HMI panels use 16:9 format and are programmed with Kollmorgen Visualization Builder™ graphical tool. In addition to packaging, food processing, and printing machinery, HMIs are suitable for material forming, laboratory automation, and test and measurement applications. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Motor Stages feature anti-creep linear guideway.

March 3, 2014

Available in 4 models that deliver 25, 50, 100, or 150 mm travel, MMG Series features 10 kg load capacity, uncompensated accuracy from 6–14 µm, and resolution from 1.0 µm to 5 nm. Integrated feedback encoder eliminates need for compensation tables or slope correction, while Z axis counterbalance kit eliminates engineering required to integrate Z option. Leveraging standard 3-phase brushless motor, stages can be used in constant velocity or high throughput point-to-point applications. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Decentralized Servo Drive System minimizes cable use.

February 24, 2014

Suitable for packaging machines and production systems, Model AKD-N leverages IP67-rated drives positioned next to motor and supplied by central power module located in switchgear cabinet. Hybrid cable, measuring 11 mm in diameter, delivers power and fieldbus communication to servo drives, enabling them to operate directly in series, supplying up to 4 kW per axis. Integrated into system, Safe Torque Off functionality can be deactivated on individual or collective basis. Read More

Safety & Security Equipment, Controls & Controllers, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Safe Motion Modules ensure machines run in safe manner.

October 3, 2013

Combining Machine Safety logic and Safe Motion into one package, Kollmorgen Safety Modules™ operate with Kollmorgen’s motors and transmissions, servo and inverter drives, and machine/motion controllers. Units are capable of 15 Safe Motion functions, such as Safe Torque Off, Safe Stops, Safe Limited Speed, Safe Limited Position, and Safe Brake Control. Each module can monitor feedback devices such as resolvers and both single- and multi-turn versions of EnDat™, BiSS, and HIPERFACE® devices. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Stainless Steel Servomotors have washdown-resistant design.

September 20, 2013

Designed to address Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), AKMH™ stainless steel, IP69K-rated, synchronous servomotors feature hygienic housing designed to meet EHEDG, NSF, BISSC, and 3A machinery guidelines. These products, built to survive daily exposure to chemicals and high-pressure washdowns, do not require any additional protection and can be sanitized without covering or removal from machine. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Synchronous Servomotors feature stainless steel construction.

August 27, 2013

Addressing Food Safety Modernization Act, AKMH™ corrosion-resistant, 316L stainless steel motors carry IP69K rating and have hygienic housing design that meets EHEDG, NSF, BISSC, and 3A guidelines. Materials of construction withstand daily exposure to chemicals as well as high-pressure washdowns, and single cable reduces number of potential failure modes while minimizing installation time. Continuous torques ranges from 0.3–22 Nm and thousands of standard configurations are available. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Ethernet-Based Servo Drives help simplify machine design.

February 12, 2013

AKD® PDMM and AKD® BASIC are scalable solutions that let designers leverage one drive platform to satisfy motion needs, from single-axis control up to 128 axes of fully programmable and tightly synchronized motion, across machine designs. Products have common GUI across power range (up to 24 Arms continuous and 48 Arms peak) and offer pug-and-play commissioning. Range of connectivity and control options include EtherCAT®, EtherNet/IP™, CANopen®, Profinet, Analog, and pulse train command. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Compact Servo Motor integrates single-axis motion controller.

October 19, 2012

Via integrated motion controller, AKD® BASIC Ethernet-based servo drives offer camming, s-curve, and free-form motion profile capabilities. These, combined with BASIC programming language and built-in Program Editor with debugging tools, help machine builders execute complex processes. Built-in machine control lets design engineers eliminate some small to medium PLCs from machine, reducing associated wiring, components, and panel space. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Integrated Motion Controller reduces development time.

October 3, 2012

Combining multi-axis motion controller, complete IEC61131-3 soft PLC, EtherCAT® master, and AKD® servo drive, AKD PDMM helps OEMs reduce panel space and simplify wiring/integration while increasing system flexibility, scalability, and motion performance. OEMs gain complete, fully scalable platform from 1–12 or more axes with AKD PDMM and up to 128 axes using KAS PAC based solutions. Also, PipeNetwork and industry-standard PLCopen motion engines are included. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Stainless Steel Servomotors feature hygienic design.

May 1, 2012

Suitable for harsh environments with frequent high-pressure washdown cleaning, W Series features stainless steel, round housing that is IP69K-sealed. Units are available in 16 frame/stack combinations, delivering continuous torque to 80 Nm and peak torque to 390 Nm at rated speeds to 7,500 rpm. With food-grade bearing grease, food-grade shaft seal, and laser-etched nameplate, low-cogging motors are intended for food, beverage, and pharmaceutical applications. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Servo Drives support CANopen and EtherCAT.

January 27, 2012

AKD series supports analog, indexing, CANopen, and EtherCAT drives, boosting bench testing and prototyping efficiency for machine builders while also enabling them to smoothly transition from one bus type to another. Also, drives support many feedback devices and Ethernet motion buses from base hardware without separate option cards. Additional features include auto-tuner, up to 27-bit resolution, dual processor system, and GUI with 6-channel, real-time software oscilloscope. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Keypad HMI Panels operate in dirty and greasy environments.

January 2, 2012

Offered in 5.7 and 10.4 in. screen sizes, AKI Series provides tactile feedback to gloved users or users with soiled hands. Units include LED status indicators and are programmed using Kollmorgen Automation Suite Visualization Builder(TM) software. As part of Automation Suite(TM) system or as stand-alone solution used with AKD(TM) servo drives, keypad and touchscreen HMI panels are available with variety of templates for common process screens, as well as drive operations and configurations. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Servo Drive with Auto-Tuner supports multiple motion buses.

December 21, 2011

Supporting functionality of base analog drive, indexing drive, CANopen® drive, and EtherCAT® drive, AKD(TM) series lets machine builders benefit from efficient bench testing and prototyping while fostering transitions from one bus type to another. Servo drives also support various feedback devices and Ethernet motion buses from base hardware without separate option cards, allowing machine builders to standardize on single drive family with common GUI. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Servomotors cover torque range from 0.5-16 Nm.

December 9, 2011

Operating at 120/240 Vac or 160/320 Vdc, VLM Value-Line Servomotors deliver rated speeds up to 6,000 rpm, while providing 16 Nm peak torque and nearly 5 Nm continuous torque. RoHS-compliant units are available in most common motor sizes with 12 standard windings, and in both NEMA 23/NEMA 34 and Metric 60 mm and 90 mm mounting standards. Multiple feedback and cable options offer configuration flexibility. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Green & Clean

Motor Controllers are designed for electric vehicles.

May 19, 2011

Compact ACS GEN6 Motor Controllers are available in voltages of 24, 36, 48, and 80 V and power levels from 5-50 kVA to suit various types and sizes of electric vehicles. Software platform for vehicle motor controllers, with adjustable event log and detailed troubleshooting information, is included. Low voltage, compact vehicle drives offer OEMs ability to place controller more freely within vehicle to reduce cabling and mounting costs. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Servo Motors offer operating speeds up to 2,500 rpm.

January 17, 2011

Available in 8 frame sizes, 28 frame/stack combinations, and 112 standard windings, AKM(TM) 8 Servo Motors provide stall torque from 75-180 Nm and power up to 19.8 kW. Windings are designed to operate at 230, 400, and 480 Vac, eliminating need for voltage transformation for machines deployed in various geographic regions. Featuring one-piece housing with Class F insulation for temperature rating of 155°C, low-cog servomotors are RoHS and REACH compliant. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Vehicle Controller fits tight spaces, survives harsh conditions.

December 15, 2010

Classified to IP65, 125 x 50 x 195 mm CVC600 is suited for automating standard lift trucks with limited space for add-ons. Design supports 24/7 operation and is immune to vibrations, unstable power supplies, temperature variations, humidity, and dust. Based on technology capable of handling any vehicle type, wheel configuration, and navigation technology, controller also supports WLAN, LAN, CAN, RS232/422/485 communication and 24-48 V operations while consuming 5 W max. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Green & Clean

Hybrid Vehicle Power Generator consumes minimal space, weight.

October 1, 2010

Able to be optimized to meet any heavy-duty vehicle's energy requirements, Power Generation System is comprised of permanent magnet AC generator, generator controller, software, and cables. Modular design accommodates vehicle upgrades and retrofits, without need to replace generator, wiring, or drive electronics. Generator can be air- or liquid-cooled and can be mounted in belt-driven, PTO, or inline configurations. Shielded cables are also standard. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Frameless, Brushless Motors are available in 14 sizes.

May 24, 2010

Suited for 240 or 480 Vac operation, RoHS compliant KBM(TM) series motors come in standard frame sizes from 60-825 mm dia and deliver speeds from 105-18,600 rpm. Each frame size is available with up to 3 or 4 stack lengths. UL listed, CE marked units feature fully encapsulated stator windings and internal windings rated for continuous duty operation up to 155°C. Rare-earth neodymium iron boron magnets provide continuous torque from 1.07-2,540 lb-ft and peak torque from 3.62-9,450 lb-ft. Read More

Software

Sizing/Selection Software identifies optimal motion system.

May 14, 2010

MOTIONEERING® v6.1.0 collects and saves axes load information, automatically calculates application results, and compares them against database of products to identify optimal linear or rotary motion system solutions for application at hand. In rotary applications, program can also sum effects of multiple axes of motion for properly sizing power supply and shunt regeneration. PDF generator, also included, creates complete report of application results. Read More

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