Motors & Motion
Kollmorgen’s 32kW servo drive broadens fieldbus options
By Renée Francoeur
February 2, 2016 – Kollmorgen says its new 32kW drive in the AKD platform is one of the “most power dense” on the market, consuming only 576 cm2 of panel space.
The company says the AKD platform has a 0.67µs current loop: approximately 100 times the industry-standard speeds of 62.5µs. The platform also supports ethernet /IP, Profinet, etherCAT, Modbus TCP, CANopen, SERCOS III, SynQnet, and TCP/IP. Additionally, recent enhancements to HTTP and UDP support in the intelligent “PDMM” version of AKD—Kollmorgen’s drive-resident multi-axis motion controller—“satisfies growing demand to interface with PC networks for back office analytics and PC-based SCADA control”, Kollmorgen says.