Monday, May 12, 2014

Kollmorgen develops hygienic motor-gear combination



Kollmorgen Europe GmbH (Germany) - Powerful, ready to install, washable.

Kollmorgen introduces a new version of its AKM™ "Washdown Food Grade" servomotor. Combined with a high performance AKM™ gearmotor and efficiency-optimized angular gearbox, "Washdown Food Grade" servomotors deliver a standardized motor-gear solution in a single, compact package. This advanced level of integration allows for successful implementation in most transport and turning applications in the food and beverage industries as well in downstream packaging.

Powerful, ready to install, washable: These are the three main advantages of the ready-to-install motor-gear unit in the Hygienic Design. You can achieve significantly reduced cleaning times as a consequence of smoother and water-repellent surfaces, lower energy costs thanks to the highly efficient motor-drive combination, and simplified machine design possibilities due to space-saving assembly without additional stainless steel housing.

Shape and color are striking due mainly to the rounded design of the gear motor with its smooth, white surfaces. It prevents the build-up of bacteria and facilitates simple cleaning from the very beginning. The FDA-compliant material of the coating supports the drainage of liquids as a result of its hydrophobic properties such that no residues can form on the surface - which is helpfully supported by the fact that corners and edges are dispensed with. So that the gear motors can be installed quickly, Kollmorgen offers a two plug connection version with Resolver or Multiturn EnDat encoder, and the innovative single-cable connection technology. The digital resolver SFD3 or a Multiturn Hiperface DSL encoder is used as a feedback system.

Fewer cables mean reduced cost and effort involved in both installation and cleaning maintenance.

About Kollmorgen Europe:
Kollmorgen is a leading provider of integrated automation and drive systems and components for machine builders around the globe. With over 70 years of motion control design and application expertise and deep expertise in constructing standard and custom solutions, Kollmorgen always delivers solutions which are characterized by performance, quality, reliability and ease-of-use. Customers can therefore gain an irrefutable marketplace advantage.


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