The AKMH servomotors are highly suitable for hygiene or washdown applications

Kollmorgen AKMHThese new high torque density servomotors from Kollmorgen provide the widest range of features and options in the industry. The range enables users to select the right motor for an application, but without the need to over specify or over pay.

The high number of industry regulations place numerous, often very stringent but necessary demands on system manufacturers and machine builders. It is expensive to install an over specified motor especially in a washdown application, and too easy to spend an excessive amount of spending too much time and effort modifying a housing for hygienic applications.

The Kollmorgen solution means engineers can select the exact motor for their application and get the job done properly, achieving optimal results. Whether the motor application is near a wet area or is required to be exposed to high-pressure washdown, the AKMH family of servomotors can provide a correct fit for a specific application.

The AKMH servomotors are built for drive tasks in the packaging, food processing and pharmaceuticals industries. Available in five sizes they are particularly suited for use in areas of the machine liable to direct product contact and where aseptic processes are carried out.

The size-2 AKMH motor is probably one of the world’s smallest stainless steel servomotors and has IP69K (1450 psi washdown) rated maximum environmental protection. The range offers a torque density of less than 20 percent when compared with standard servomotors so avoiding the design limitations of other manufacturers stainless steel motors.

In fact, this minimal torque reduction (de-rating) is so good that a patent has been applied to protect the unique design solution. Furthermore the EHEDG and FDA are to certify the new range.

A further highlight of the AKMH series is its availability with the single-cable option for the Kollmorgen SFD digital resolver or hyperface feedback systems. At just 11mm diameter, the advantage is not only reduced cabling effort but also the need for only half of the normal cabling passing through a machine, plus it has only half as much stress on hygiene.

Other major features of the AKMH motor include: laser annealed name plate which does not harbour pathogens, no flat surfaces for puddling, no other external hardware so very smooth with 316L stainless steel therefore highly corrosion resistant and vented motor options (passive) reducing condensation adding to motor life.

Kollmorgen AKMCustomers can also select from the robust line-up of the exclusive AKM™ washdown food grade models, all with a proven track record for dependable, superior functionality and high-performance.

These synchronous motors are a practical and cost-effective alternative to motors that employ high-grade stainless steel housings. With IP67 rated PTFE sealing, special two-component epoxy coating and stainless steel output shafts they ensure complete resistance to corrosive chemicals including highly alkaline or acidic cleaning products.

The benefits of these industry-leading high performance motors are considerable. First there are certifications ranging from basic IP65 up to IP69K and FDA approval. Secondly there are thousands of model options as standard as well as severe washdown options. Then importantly, availability extends to all stainless options up to 300 and 17-4PH grade.

Micromech also offers the AquaTRUE™ true planetary gearheads that are watertight and probably the first on the market that are corrosion-resistant as well as watertight.

Kollmorgen AquaTrue

The Kollmorgen range allows for a wide range of applications which combine high performance and wide torque capacity with features specifically designed to meet the strict requirements of applications for food and beverage handling.

For more information about these exciting products contact Alan Spinks on 01376 333333 or alan@micromech.co.uk

‘Micromech your Kollmorgen Silver Motion Partner’

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One Response to The AKMH servomotors are highly suitable for hygiene or washdown applications

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