EC: AKD PDMM

Motion Control - Servo drives: AKD PDMM combines a high-performance multi-axis motion controller, complete IEC 61131-3 soft PLC, EtherCAT master, and AKD servo drive in one, compact package. This is a Control Engineering 2013 Engineers' Choice finalist.

11/12/2012


AKD PDMM combines a high-performance multi-axis motion controller, complete IEC61131-3 soft PLC, EtherCAT master, and AKD servo drive in a single, compact package. This is a Control Engineering 2013 Engineers' Choice finalist.Kollmorgen’s AKD PDMM combines a high-performance multi-axis motion controller, complete IEC61131-3 software-based PLC, EtherCAT master, and AKD servo drive in one compact package. This enables OEMs to lower machine costs, reduce panel space by 50% or more and simplify wiring and integration, while increasing system flexibility, scalability, and motion performance. AKD PDMM performance and functionality is ideally suited for applications in flexographic printing, packaging, converting and medical, as well as other automation markets where precise synchronization of multiple axes of motion is vital.

By packaging a full-featured PLC directly into the servo drive, AKD PDMM delivers a level of integration that is simply unavailable with other automation platforms. It combines Kollmorgen’s industry-leading AKD servo drives with the high-performance motion control of Kollmorgen Automation Suite (KAS) into a very small package, providing OEMs with a complete and fully scalable platform from one axis to 12 or more axes with AKD PDMM and up to 128 axes using KAS PAC based solutions. When used with Kollmorgen’s intuitive and powerful Pipe Network motion engine, OEMs can significantly simplify machine designs and commission complex systems in hours and days, instead of weeks or more. AKD PDMM is fully programmable through the KAS Integrated Development Environment (KAS IDE) — the result is a seamless automation solution that is scalable from one axis up to 128 axes with one controller.

KAS also offers two powerful motion engines: Kollmorgen’s PipeNetwork and industry-standard PLCopen. PipeNetwork is a graphical programming environment that enables developers to lay out an entire machine architecture using intuitive function blocks, from which the run-time code is automatically generated. Without writing a single line of code, designers can use the virtual blocks to program the motion and define relationships between axes.

www.kollmorgen.com

www.kollmorgen.com/en-us/products/drives/servo/akd-pdmm/akd-pdmm-programmable-drive-multi-axis-master/ Kollmorgen



No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Integrated mobility; Artificial intelligence; Predictive motion control; Sensors and control system inputs; Asset Management; Cybersecurity
Big Data and IIoT value; Monitoring Big Data; Robotics safety standards and programming; Learning about PID
Motor specification guidelines; Understanding multivariable control; Improving a safety instrumented system; 2017 Engineers' Choice Award Winners
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.
Motion control advances and solutions can help with machine control, automated control on assembly lines, integration of robotics and automation, and machine safety.
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Mobility as the means to offshore innovation; Preventing another Deepwater Horizon; ROVs as subsea robots; SCADA and the radio spectrum
Future of oil and gas projects; Reservoir models; The importance of SCADA to oil and gas
Big Data and bigger solutions; Tablet technologies; SCADA developments
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Jose S. Vasquez, Jr.
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.

(copy 5)

click me