New Kollmorgen Stainless Steel AKMH™ Servomotors Raise the Standard for Hygienic, Wash-down Motors and Cables for Food, Pharma, and Caustic Chemical Environments
Robust hygienic design and faster, easier cleaning simplify sanitation, maximize machine productivity, and ensure food-safety compliance, while reducing risk of product recalls
RADFORD, VA – Kollmorgen introduces their new line of robust stainless steel AKMH™ Motors based on the acclaimed AKM® series. Designed specifically to address the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), these IP69K rated synchronous servomotors feature a hygienic housing design that meets EHEDG, NSF, BISSC and 3A guidelines. The AKMH Servomotoris constructed with materials to provide long-life and trouble-free operation, even with daily exposure to chemicals and high pressure washdowns. AKMH’s single-cable solution reduces the number of potential failure modes and minimizes installation time. The smooth surface design, and use of highly corrosion-resistant 316L stainless steel, decreases the risk of product recalls by reducing the possibility of bacteria growth. The AKMH requires no additional protection and can be sanitized without covering it or removing it from the machine. As a result, food, beverage, packaging, medical,pharmaceutical and converting OEMs can design and build more reliable and productive machines that are easier and faster to clean, thus minimizing unscheduled downtime for end users.
“We are confident that the Kollmorgen AKMH Servomotor is the best-performing and longest-lasting stainless-steel washdown motor in the industry today. These motors combine industry-leading performance and a robust hygienic design to deliver reliable and consistent performance that can be the difference between a commodity product and differentiated machine for OEMs,” says Gene Matthews, Product Manager. “The innovative design of AKMH helps end-users over the long haul by simplifying sanitation requirements and minimizing the potential for contamination. In turn, this helps companies protect their brands by reducing the risk of devastating product recalls.”
Tailored Solutions for Superior Performance With continuous torques from 0.3 to 22 Nm and thousands of standard configurations to choose from, Kollmorgen’s AKMH Servomotors deliver the exact attributes and performance needed for virtually any application. The single-cable design reduces cleaning and integration time while increasing machine uptime by reducing parts and potential failure modes. The innovative design integrates a unique venting method to prevent internal condensation and extend the life of the motor in the toughest of environments.
“The IP69K AKMH Servomotor is designed to clean-in-place with caustic chemicals, high pressure sprayers and high temperature water for years of trouble-free operation under the harshest of washdown conditions. The AKMH is designed for hygienic applications according to the strict guidelines of EHEDG, NSF, BISSC and 3A. The use of 316L stainless steel, for corrosion resistance, and machined to EHEDG standards, makes the AKMH easy to clean and sanitize”, explains Matthews.
Available as a Complete and Optimized Package AKMH Servomotors can be combined with an AKD® servo drive or AKD® PDMM for a completely optimized, high performance motion system that delivers a distinct competitive advantage for OEMs, and brings cost savings to end-users through increased reliability and reduced cleaning time. Kollmorgen is so confident in the quality and performance of the AKMH/AKD combination that the company backs it with a two year warranty against water ingress –the best warranty in the industry.
ABOUT KOLLMORGEN Kollmorgen is a leading provider of motion systems and components for machine builders around the globe, with over 70 years of motion control design and application expertise. Through world-class knowledge in motion, industry-leading quality and deep expertise in linking and integrating standard and custom products, Kollmorgen delivers breakthrough solutions unmatched in performance, reliability and ease-of-use, giving machine builders an irrefutable marketplace advantage.