Kollmorgen's Advanced Kollmorgen DriveTM (AKDTM Servo Drive)

DN Staff

April 10, 2010

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Kollmorgen's Advanced Kollmorgen DriveTM (AKDTM Servo Drive)

The Ethernet-based AKDTM Servo Drive deliversbest-in-class performance with industry-leading flexibility, scalability andpower range to meet the unique performance requirements of nearly anyapplication; from basic torque and velocity applications, to indexing, tomulti-axis programmable motion. As a result, machine builders are able tostandardize on a single drive family with a common Graphical User Interface(GUI) across the power range to deliver optimized machine performance,throughput and accuracy across multiple applications; while minimizingengineering time and costs associated with stocking, understanding andprogramming multiple types of drives. Of primarysignificance to design engineers is scalable programmability, which enables theAKD Servo Drive to satisfy the requirements of virtually any applicationranging from a single axis of motion that is as simple as analog torque andvelocity, to up to 128 axes of fully programmable synchronized motion.Additionally, the AKD Servo Drive delivers the versatility, communications, andpower that OEMs need to expand machine performance and increase integrationspeeds. The AKD Servo Drive facilitates true plug-and-play operation withstandard Kollmorgen servomotors and linear positioners to get an optimized,high performance system up and running quickly, in less space and for lesscost, than lower performing options. Multiple Ethernet connectivity optionsavailable from the base hardware support a variety of open and closedprotocols, without the need for separate option cards. And a broad power range in a smaller, compactdesign enables machine builders to use these robust drives with a singleinterface. With the ability to meet the performance requirements of mostany application from the same base drive, scalable programmability, again, is asignificant benefit that sets the AKD Servo Drive apart from other servo drivesavailable today. Additionally, the AKD Servo Drive is uniquely capable ofsupporting the most commonly used feedback devices and Ethernet Motion busesfrom the base hardware, without the need for any separate option cards. Because these capabilities are available "outof the box" from the base hardware, the AKD Servo Drive maximizes quality andoperational flexibility while reducing costs and overall footprint increasesassociated with integrating option cards. The AKD Servo Drive delivers patentedAuto-tuning algorithms that automatically adjust all gains, and providesimmediate and adaptive responses to dynamic loads and promises precise controlof all motor types. Auto-tuning can alsohelp overcome less-than-perfect mechanical designs and help machine builderssolve even the most challenging scenarios by compensating for complianttransmissions and couplings that would otherwise rob a machine of its intendedperformance.

For more information: http://kollmorgen.com/website/com/eng/products/drives/ac_servo_drives/akd_drives.php

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