September 27, 2016 9:23 PM ET

Electrical Equipment

Company Overview of Kollmorgen Corporation

Company Overview

Kollmorgen Corporation provides motion systems and components for original equipment manufacturers. The company offers automation platforms; AC servo and stepper drives; accessories; motors, including servo, direct drive linear and rotary, stepper, AC synchronous, brush DC, wash down food grade, and explosion-proof motors; linear motion systems, such as electric cylinders, rodless actuators, precision tables, and direct drive linear products; automated guided vehicle controls; and gearheads. It also provides technical support, and training and education services. The company serves food and beverage, machine tools, medical, laboratory automation, packaging and converting, pharmaceutical, pri...

203A West Rock Road

Radford, VA 24141

United States

Founded in 1916

2,180 Employees

Phone:

540-633-3545

Fax:

540-639-4162

Key Executives for Kollmorgen Corporation

President of the Industrial & Commercial Motion Control Group and Corporate Vice President
Age: 64
Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller
Age: 57
Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel
Age: 70
Vice President Of Human Resources
Age: 58
General Manager of AGV Systems
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Kollmorgen Corporation Key Developments

Kollmorgen Releases New Vented Connector for AKMH (TM) Motors

Kollmorgen has developed a new vented connector in response to customer requests for a robust connector solution for their popular AKMH™ motors. (The AKMH hygienic servomotor is designed for long life and trouble-free operation in the most challenging environments – such as daily exposure to chemicals and high-pressure wash-downs.) One of the keys to AKMH’s durability is the integrated pressure equalization feature. A hybrid power/feedback cable incorporates a tube that allows the motor’s internal pressure to equalize with the electrical cabinet of the connected drive. Kollmorgen’s test data showed that internal pressure of a sealed AKMH during a thermal cycle ranges from -5.5 to +6.0 PSI. Allowing high pressure to occur inside the motor can cause premature failure of the motor’s seals and result in the failure of the motor due to water ingress in a wash-down application, so the venting of a motor in a wash-down environment is critical. Kollmorgen considered several solutions to reduce internal motor pressure, eventually holding a design event that resulted in the development of the innovative new vented connector. The winning design meets several key criteria: maintains the venting feature of the AKMH; maintains IP69K rating of the motor and cable; maintains hygienic features of the motor; and maintains caustic wash-down ratings of the motor and cable. The vented connector assembly is applied to the end of the cable that exits the AKMH motor, allowing the motor to vent at the connection point while maintaining the IP69K rating. (Venting is not required beyond this connection point.) This allows the use of either a wash-down mating cable, if the cable is continuing through a wash-down zone, or a non-wash-down cable if the connection point is placed outside of the wash-down area.

Kollmorgen Releases Next Generation of Stepper Motors

Kollmorgen introduced the next generation of stepper motors, the PMX series, adding smaller 08, 11, and 14 frame sizes to the traditional 17, 23 and 34 frame size offering. Due to a wider range of sizes and options, OEMs now have added flexibility to meet multiple performance and application needs from a single motion source. Each frame size is built with high quality construction which translates to reliability in the field and long service life. Localized Kollmorgen support offers access to immediate technical expertise for design optimization. Kollmorgen's flexible manufacturing means seamless co-engineering capabilities “customizing shafts or adding encoders, gearboxes, etc. “allowing for easier integration into both new and existing applications. In addition to saving customers time and effort on sourcing, Kollmorgen offers competitive lead times for both standard and custom motors. Short lead times significantly speed up product development and design testing, reducing delays and overall costs. Kollmorgen's competitive pricing means that OEMs no longer have to make tradeoffs on motor quality, performance or technical support to obtain lower costs.

Kollmorgen Corporation Wins $1.64 Million Federal Contract

Kollmorgen Corporation announced that it won a $1,636,852.50 federal contract from the U.S. Postal Service, Topeka, Kansas, for the maintenance and repair of equipment.

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