Don’t let programming your servo drives give you a headache……Make life easy….choose Kollmorgen AKD

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Don’t let programming your servo drives give you a headache……Make life easy….choose Kollmorgen AKD with ‘Workbench’ software and save on paracetamols as well as programming costs!

Kollmorgen AKD

The Kollmorgen AKD range of servo drives deliver cutting edge technology and performance. Don’t however overlook the many benefits of the excellent Kollmorgen ‘Workbench’ platform which makes these drives the obvious choice for ease of integration, programming and therefore cost reductions.


Optimized performance in seconds

  • Greater throughput and accuracy
  • Easy-to-use Graphical User Interface (GUI) for faster commissioning and troubleshooting
  • Flexible and scalable to meet any application

Kollmorgen AKD


Professional oscilloscope

  • Realtime with pre-trigger, 6 channels,
  • 10,000 support points, Zoom function




Kollmorgen AKDBode plot function

  • Machine analysis in minutes,
  • Provides highly effective support for
    mechanical designs.




Ethernet TCP / IPKollmorgen AKD

  • Remote maintenance
  • Monitoring / parameter setting / operation via the company network
  • High speed
  • Multiple axes displayed




Patented auto-tuning algorithmsKollmorgen AKD

  • Fast tuning for all applications / feedback / motor combinations
  • Enables high productivity from the start
  • Fast time-to-market for new projects



Motor scaling Kollmorgen AKD

  • Clear user friendly motor scaling
  • Intuitive graphics





  • Easy to use intuitive help screen

If you think ‘Workbench’ could make life easier for you call Micromech on 01376 333333 or Email

Discover the benefits of Parker frameless servo motors available from Micromech

Parker has a wide variety of high quality frameless servomotors to suit many applications.

Frameless servomotors are the perfect solution for machine designs requiring high performance in confined spaces.

Supplied in kit form, frameless servomotors can be integrated directly with a mechanical transmission device, eliminating the need for components that add complexity and cost. Using a frameless servomotor will provide a more compact, reliable and robust solution than a conventional motor package.

Parker manufacture five different ranges of products to meet the design requirements of many different mechanical systems in and applications. Other more bespoke solutions can be developed upon request, such as special windings.

Parker Frameless Servo Motors

Benefits of Frameless kit motors include:

  • Higher dynamic stiffness by eliminating the compliance of shaft couplings.
  • Lower costs, increased reliability, and improved performance.
  • Saved space as couplings, motor mounting brackets, and extra bearings found in typical coupled drive construction are no longer required.
  • Direct drive for more accurate and dynamic motion.
  • Simplified machine design.
  • Reduced machine weight.
  • Reduced machine maintenance.
  • Higher inertia mismatches possible.

NK Series:Parker NK Series

NK Series frameless servomotors are an innovative direct drive solution designed for industrial applications.

The combine exceptionally precise motion and high dynamic performance with a compact footprint.

NK motors are suited to applications requiring constant speed due to their low cogging characteristics.

NK motors are available in natural and water cooled versions.

Natural cooling 0.2 – 7.5Kw
Water cooling 3.8 – 34Kw

Max speed:
Natural cooling 8900 min-1
Water cooling 15000 min-1

Torque: Natural cooling 0.45 – 4Nm
Water cooling 3.1 – 90Nm

K Series:

Parker K SeriesK Series frameless servomotors are the ideal solution for
Machines requiring high performance at low

Advantages of the K series include:
Low voltage, compact length, naturally cooled and large hollow shaft.

Power: 0.06 – 2Kw
Max speed: 8900 min-1
Torque: 0.45 – 4Nm

Parker SKWSKW Series:

SKW series motors are compact and highly dynamic permanent magnet synchronous servomotors designed for mono and multi spindle applications up to 21 kW.

SKW motors provide constant torque capabilities over a broad speed range with a small external diameter
The large internal diameter provides increased rigidity and greater capacity bar handling in automatic lathes. The highly accurate speed gives optimum surface finish, short cycle time and longer tool life.

Power: 0.2 – 7.5Kw
Max speed: 12000 min-1
Torque: 4 – 36Nm

Parker HKW SeriesHKW Series:

HKW motors are high performance permanent magnet synchronous servomotors for spindle applications up to 276 kW.

HKW motors use field weakening technology in order to achieve high torque at slow speeds and very high maximum speed at constant power.
The highly accurate speed gives optimum surface finish, short cycle time and longer tool life.

Power: 2.3 – 276Kw
Max speed: 50000 min-1
Torque: 4.5 – 1250Nm

Parker TK SeriesTK Series:

TK Series torque motors are set apart from other motors by their exceptional robustness, making them particularly suited to harsh environments. The TK series can also be delivered as complete subassemblies including frame, cooling system, bearings, feedback sensor, etc.

Advantages of TK motors include: High torque, very large hollow shaft, high corrosion resistance.

Power: Natural cooling 2.8 – 58Kw
Water cooling 7 –207Kw
Max speed: Natural cooling 870 min-1
Water cooling 2500 min-1
Torque: Natural cooling 41 – 10100Nm
Water cooling 90 – 21100Nm


For more information on Parker’s comprehensive range of frameless motors and assistance specifying the ideal frameless kit motor for your application, contact Micromech on 01376 333333 or Email

Trio Motion Technology launch the MC664, MC664-X and MC508; Three new high performance controllers now available from Micromech.

Trio Motion - MC664, MC664-X and MC508


MC664 (Single Core Processor) and MC664-X (Quad core Processor)

Trio’s MC664 and MC664-X are its highest performance and most flexible Motion Co-ordinators to date, based on a powerful single or Quad Core Cortex A9 1GHz ARM processor.


Features and benefits overview:

  • Single or quad core formats available.
  • Up to 128 axes in software with up to 64 motor axes and 64 bit integer position registers
  • 64 bit floating point calculations are used for ultra precise axis resolution. (Quad Core version)
  • Dedicated Communications Core (Quad Core version)
  • EtherCAT, Sercos, SLM and RTEX Digital Drive Interfaces
  • EnDAT, BISS and SSI Absolute Encoder Supported
  • Hardware Linked Outputs for Camera / Laser Control
  • Ethernet-IP / Modbus TCP / Ethernet Interface Built-In
  • Anybus-CC Module for Flexible Factory Comms Including ProfiNet/Profibus
  • Expansion modules provide support for up to 64 networked digital drives, 24 analogue servo drives, 25 pulse and direction drives and 25 absolute and incremental encoders.
  • Axes can be programmed to move using linear, circular or helical or spherical interpolation, electronic cams, linked axes and gearboxes.
  • Quad core 1GHz processing power allows for simultaneous running of multiple robotic transformations (Quad Core version)
  • Built-in Ethernet port allowing connection and direct programming of common HMI and PLC protocols.
  • User programs can be written in Trio’s established multi-tasking TrioBASIC language using the powerful Motion Perfect application development software making complex motion easy.
  • An option for the industry standard IEC 61131-3 languages is available allowing a fully functional PLC programming system.
  • Bright easy to read backlit display enables the controller status to be easily determined.
  • Single piece metal cast backplate provides an integrated earth chassis to improve noise immunity in the industrial environment.
  • RoHS and CE Approved


The MC664-X (P862) Quad Core Motion Coordinator comes with 2 built-in EtherCAT axes. These can be upgraded with the purchase of P914 Remote Axis FECs (Feature enable codes) making MC664-X ideal for high axis count machines and robotic applications.

Each P914 doubles the available axes:
MC664-X + 1 x P914 = 4 Remote Axes
MC664-X + 2 x P914 = 8 Remote Axes
MC664-X + 3 x P914 = 16 Remote Axes
…..Up to…..
MC664-X + 6 x P914= 128 Remote Axes

The quad core 1GHz processing power allows for multiple robotic transformations to run simultaneously.

The MC664 (P861) Single Core Motion Coordinator is a direct replacement for its predecessor the MC464. The MC664 has a built-in EtherCAT port but no axes are enabled by default.
Axis expansion modules feature many options for Drive Network interfaces, analogue servo, pulse/direction, absolute or incremental feedback and accurate hardware registration.

The controller’s functionality and connectivity can be configured by attaching up to 7 half-height expansion modules or 3 full-height expansion modules. Axes are activated using the FEC system, which allows the controller to be configured to suit the application exactly.

Trio MC508



Trio’s MC508 is a high specification Motion Coordinator based on a high performance ARM Cortex A9 800 Mhz Processor, with eight Voltage outputs and eight flexible axis ports, configurable for up to sixteen pulse and direction output axes or eight closed loop servo axes.

It boasts 128 MBytes of RAM; 32 of which is available for user programs and user table space.

Features and benefits overview:

  • Advanced 8 Axis Closed Loop Servo / 16 Axis Pulse Direction
  • Total of 32 Digital Inputs and 16 Digital Outputs
  • EnDAT, BiSS and SSI Absolute Encoder Supported
  • Axes can be programmed to move using linear, circular, helical or spherical interpolation, electronic cams, linked axes and gearboxes
  • Flexible CAM shapes, Linked Motion
  • Hardware Linked Outputs for Camera / Laser Control
  • Ethernet-IP / Modbus TCP / Ethernet Interface
  • Industry standard IEC 61131-3 languages allowing a fully functional PLC programming system
  • Multi-tasking BASIC Programming
  • Text File Handling
  • Robotic Transformations
  • SD Memory Card Slot
  • CANopen I/O Expansion
  • Backlit LCD Display
  • RoHS, UL and CE Approved
  • Bright easy to read backlit display enables the controller status to be easily determined.
  • Single piece metal cast backplate provides an integrated earth chassis to improve noise immunity in the industrial environment.

The flexible axis MDR type connectors allow single cable connection to the drive. 3m MDR cables can be purchased separately (P382). Each port can be configured in software as a feedback device or a pulse direction output. Pulse and direction outputs can be used with stepper or servo drives or as a simulated encoder output. When configured as a feedback device they can be either incremental encoder inputs or one of four common absolute encoder types; SSI, BiSS, Tamagawa or Endat. All feedback axes can be used to form a closed loop servo with a voltage output.

The Ethernet port allows connection and programming of common HMI and PLC protocols.

User programs can be written in Trio’s multi-tasking TrioBASIC language using the powerful Motion Perfect v4 application development software making complex motion easy.

The MC508 is available in 2 different axis configurations. Both models feature a total of 32 axes in software. Any axes not assigned to built-in hardware can be used as a virtual axis.

For further information on Trio Motion Technology products please call Trio’s number one distributor and technical expert ‘Micromech’ on 01376 333333 or Email

Pick the right Parker Electro Thrust cylinder for your application:

The new Parker Electro Thrust Cylinder (ETH) is now available from Micromech, Parker’s premier systems integration partner.

Parker ETH

The new Parker ETH is a product that closes the gap between pneumatic and hydraulic drive technology – offering a replacement that increases reliability and is more economical.

The new High Force Electro Thrust Cylinder (ETH) has unrivalled power density and is compact. Micromech can also supply a complimentary range of controllers, motors and gearboxes.

Features and benefits:

  • High service life
  • Unrivalled power density – high forces and small frame sizes
  • Reduced maintenance costs thanks to lubricating access in the cylinder flange
  • Easy replacement due to pneumatic ISO flange norm (DIN ISO 15552:2005-12) conformity
  • Integrated anti-rotation device
  • Reduced noise emission
  • Cabling can be concealed in the profile
  • Accessories with integrated force sensors help to distribute and precisely control linear forces.
  • Optimised for safe handling and simple cleaning
  • One stop shop: We offer the complete drive train: Drive, controller, motor and gearbox to match the Electro Thrust Cylinder

Please follow the link below for Parker’s on line sizing tool which provides an easy step-by-step method for selecting the right ETH cylinder for the job. Alternatively contact Micromech to discuss your application with one of our experienced engineers who will be happy to size a cylinder for you and provide a competitive quotation.

Online Sizing Tool

Parker ETH

ETH Product Video

ETH Product Overview

Download CAD files for ETH

For assistance in specifying the correct ETH cylinder for your application, contact Micromech sales on 01376 333333 or at

Trinamic ‘PANdrive’™ Stepper motors with onboard drive and controller available from Micromech.

The PANdrive™ range from Trinamic is a complete solution including a high torque stepper motor, a motion controller and stepper driver featuring Trinamics latest technologies for stepper motor control including:

trinamic_pandriveStallGuard2™: Trinamic’s patented stall detection is the world’s first sensorless high-resolution load detection implemented in a standard stepper motor drive. StallGuard2™ provides the ability to detect mechanical overload conditions and stall conditions without external sensors by measuring the load at a predefined point where step loss has not yet occurred. This technology eliminates the need for reference or end switches reducing cost and complexity of applications that require them.

CoolStep™: Sensorless, load dependent current control using the stallGuard2™ feature. CoolStep™ enables a stepper motor to be driven in a energy efficient way. Without CoolStep™, stepper motors are driven with constant current. Trinamic’s new TMC260, TMC261 and TMC262 stepper motor drives detect the actual motor load and adjust the current accordingly. This eliminates the safety current margin and boosts the motor current when required thus avoiding step loss and stalling. Reliability is therefore improved.

SpreadCycle™: Trinamic’s new patent pending constant Toff chopper system. Using the SpreadCycle™ chopper the µstep current sine wave is always well formed with a smooth zero crossing. This allows the stepper motor to be driven at very high speeds without resonance. All the CoolStep™ drivers incorporate this new technology.

PANDrive Stepper Motor Selection

Trinamic PANDrive

For details of the full PANdrive range from Trinamic contact Micromech sales on 01376 333333 or at

Having difficulty finding the right stepper motor? Need something a bit different? Check out the many options that the Stogra range of motors have to offer. Exclusively available from Micromech in the UK.

Stogra - Stebon Stogra

This superb, extensive range of high quality stepper motors is manufactured in Germany by Stogra and available exclusively from Micromech in the UK. Stogra have been manufacturing stepper motors since 1974 and provide some unique standard options. They also have the ability to manufacture specials quickly at cost effective prices.

Options include:Stogra

  • Terminal housings
  • Different mounting flanges
  • Double shafts
  • Keyways
  • Encoders
  • Various connector options
  • Brakes
  • Vacuum compatibility 10-6 Torr
  • Special coatings
  • Precision gearheads
  • Shaft options
  • Stainless steel
  • High torque
  • High temperature
  • Hollow shaft


For further information on these and high quality stepper motors, please contact Micromech on 01376 333333 or at

Small but powerful!….The new PCMM motion controller from Kollmorgen.

Kollmorgen PCMM
From complete manufacturing lines to small, automated machines, OEMs demand an adaptable controls platform that meets a wide range of requirements.

Kollmorgen’s PCMM™ programmable motion controller is a powerful and cost-effective platform in a small package making it ideal for modular or stand-alone machines that require the maximum in flexibility and performance.

The PCMM motion controller is programmed using the Kollmorgen Automation Suite’s (KAS) Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and is plug-and-play compatible with Kollmorgen’s wide range of motion control products.

KAS reduces development time with its easy to use programming interface, built in utilities and configuration screens, and single click simulation.

PCMM™ Features and Integration

Hardware Features

  • Up to 1.2GHz CPU provides the performance required for a wide range of machines.
  • Up to 32 axes of synchronized path control and 128 axes of coordinated motion.
  • 100BaseT connection supporting TCP/IP, MODBUS, EthernetIP®, Profinet® to host PLC, computer, or network to easily interface with most manufacturing systems.
  • Cycle times as low as 250 μs
  • Alphanumeric display for fast diagnostics and system troubleshooting.
  • Removable SD memory card for simple backup/restore and file storage.
  • On-board digital I/O with support for expansion I/O via EtherCAT.
  • Compact size reduces cabinet space and cost.

Software Features

  • IEC 61131-3 programmable automation and motion controller.
  • EtherCAT master provides high-performance motion and device synchronization.
  • PipeNetwork™ motion engine for visual programming.
  • Embedded RTOS for reliable performance and stability.
  • Integrated webserver for remote diagnostics and status checking.
  • Ideal design for modular machines and flexible manufacturing systems.

System Integration

  • Seamless integration with Kollmorgen’s AKD® servo drives, AKM® rotary servomotors , AKI® HMIs, and AKT® fieldbus I/O modules for complete automation solution, all available from Micromech.
  • Network communication via OPC, MODBUS, TCP/IP, UDP, and common fieldbus for fast integration into your machine or factory.
  • Intuitive EtherCAT configuration tools built into KAS IDE simplifies network configuration.
  • Integrated Kollmorgen Workbench® for rapid servo tuning and machine optimization.

As a Kollmorgen Gold Partner Micromech is the UK’s number one for supply and support of all Kollmorgen motion and automation products.

For further information on PCMM and other high quality cost effective Kollmorgen products please call Micromech sales on 01376 333333 or Email


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