Kollmorgen Decentralized servo drive system
The AKD-N servo system offers flexibility and scalability through decentralized design. The IP67-rated system enables modularization, allowing machine builders to make quick plug-and-play additions of machine options that pull in extra machine functionality and related motion elements. It also provides flexibility in motor selection and drive placement. The AKD-N design allows the drive to be positioned close to the motor and uses a single hybrid cable for power, safety and fieldbus communication. This design reduces cabling by more than 80%, allowing for faster setup and smaller cabinet size, and may remove the need to cool the cabinet.