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Kollmorgen, a global leader in motion control systems, announced the new AKD2G 24A drive. Designed for applications in precision multi-axis servo systems, the new single-cable optimized drive builds on the AKD2G portfolio, including upgraded safety features, SD card backup and a graphical display with higher amperage to support more applications with higher power requirements.
The AKD2G 24A servo drive provides three times the continuous current rating during peak operation for up to 5 seconds — ideal for intermittent-use, high-power servo motors. In these peak-dependent applications, customers can potentially downsize their servo drive to this new 24A offering. Kollmorgen’s Motioneering sizing & selection tool provides guidance through the process.
The new AKD2G 24A servo drive provides configurable options including safety level, I/O, feedback and fieldbus. It supports a secondary brake without a standard X4 connector and allows for faster Smart Feedback Adapter (SFA) wiring with a standard X5 connector.
For high-performance applications, including robotics, customers can rely on Kollmorgen’s support to optimize drive/motor synchronization, setup and performance. Worldwide product and service availability ensure long-term productivity and success.
“The AKD2G 24A delivers higher amperage for more applications,” said James Davison, senior VP/GM at Kollmorgen. “This high level of flexibility and performance potential means customers aren’t forced to mix and match drives. Simply put, the expanded AKD2G servo drive family now gives customers more power and control with less complexity.”
Kollmorgen will be showcasing its latest motion control products in booth 221 at RoboBusiness 2023 (Oct. 18-19 in Santa Clara, Calif,), the leading event for commercial robotics development. It will also be discussing motion control fundamentals for humanoids and exoskeletons.
With the rapid advancements in robotics technology, labor shortages, and the aging population, the demand for humanoids and exoskeletons with enhanced efficiency and performance has grown. Humanoids and exoskeletons are increasingly used in diverse applications, including healthcare, manufacturing, construction, and customer service sectors. This necessitates highly efficient, precise, and powerful electric motors to help replicate human-like movements accurately and enhance human movements.
Prioritizing performance, robotics startups often defer cost and scalability considerations. Maintaining the cost aspect of SWaP-C (Size, Weight, Power, and Cost) poses challenges. To meet evolving requirements, selecting the right motor solution becomes crucial. In the session, Kollmorgen’s Tom Wood and Kyle Hanley will address three critical questions to help robotics engineers select the optimal motor design and size for their robots.
RoboBusiness is the leading event focused on developing commercial robots. There will be 60-plus speakers, 100-plus exhibitors and demos on the expo floor, 10-plus hours of dedicated networking opportunities, the Pitchfire Robotics Startup Competition and more. You can check out the current list of speakers, to which more will be added.
RoboBusiness will be co-located with the Field Robotics Engineering Forum, an event focused on how to successfully develop robots that operate in wide-ranging, outdoor, dynamic environments. Also co-located with RoboBusiness is DeviceTalks West, the premier industry event for medical technology professionals, currently in its ninth year.