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AKD Family

Kollmorgen offers an extensive range of servo drives designed to provide precise control, optimum torque, and a rich feature set to complement our wide range of rotary servo motors and linear positioning systems. The AKD product family of servo drives offer the broadest connectivity with the most advanced control technology, simplified commissioning, and compact packaging available in the global marketplace.

AKD product family drives can connect to Kollmorgen’s PCMM, an EtherCAT® master controller, which is programmed through KAS using industry-standard IEC 61131-3 PLC programming toolkit controlling up to 128 axes.

Scalable Programmability

Basic Operation
Single-Axis Programming
Dual-Axis Programming
Multi-Axis Programming

Base Drive

  • Controlled by analog torque-and-velocity commands
  • Includes electronic gearing

Motion Tasking
("P" or "N" Option)

  • Adds simple point-and-click indexing to base drive
  • Network connectivity to EtherCAT, CANopen, Profinet RT, EtherNet/IP, TCP/IP, SynqNet, and others
  • AKD-N offers a decentralized architecture over EtherCAT
    • IP67 drives can be mounted to machine, outside the control panel
    • Reduced cabling since DC, network, power supply, I/O level as well as safety (STO) run in one cable

BASIC Programmable 1.5 Axis Drive
("T" Option)

  • Adds BASIC programability to base AKD
  • 4Khz programmable interrupt service routines
  • Conditional statements, built-in math functions, user functions and subroutines

AKD2G Multi-Axis Drive

  • Adds dual-axis capability with analog, electronic gearing, step-and-direction, motion tasking, and motionbus operation modes
  • Option to add 4 Safe Inputs and integrated SafeMotion including FSoE, SS1, SDB, SBC/SBT, ect.
  • Optimized for single cable technology

Programmable Drive
Multi-Axis Master AKD PDMM
("M" Option)

  • Choose from all five IEC 61131-3 languages for soft PLC process programming
  • Program motion using your choice of PLCopen for motion or our innovative Pipe Network
  • 4Khz PLC scan rate and EtherCAT updates

Seamlessly add additional axes with a high-performance EtherCAT master machine controller*

Automation Platform
  • SD Card for easy backup and system uptdates
  • IoT enabled integrated webserver for diagnostics and troubleshooting from any computer or mobile device
  • *Available as AKD PDMM (drive + controller) or PCMM (controller only) variants

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AKD2G Servo Drive

Born from a rich AKD heritage, AKD2G is the latest servo drive technology adding:

  • Dual-axis technology for additional space savings
  • Built-in functional safety options via SafeMotion Monitor (including FSoE)
  • Color Graphic Display
  • Optimized for single-cable power and feedback
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AKD Servo Drive

AKD® Series is a proven perfomer, supporting the largest customer installed base, and offers:

  • Industry leading motion control loops
  • Extensive motor feedback and drive fieldbus support including EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, Profinet RT, etc.
  • Plug-and-play with Kollmorgen motors
  • WorkBench GUI, acclaimed for customer experience and usability
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AKD-N Decentralized Servo Drive

The AKD-N decentralized servo drive reduces cabinet space and opens the way to a smarter machine automation with 80% less cabling. Typical applications for the AKD-N are packaging machines and production machines in food and beverage industry.

  • IP67 drives can be mounted to machine, outside the control panel
  • Reduced cabling because DC, network, power supply, I/O level as well as safety (STO) run in one cable
  • More flexibility in machine design, can be “cold plate” mounted
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AKD BASIC drives provide all the performance features of our leading AKD Series, along with built-in machine and motion control that can be programmed in BASIC programming language from AKD WorkBench. These drives can eliminate the need for a separate PLC or allow machine designers to customize drive functionality.

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The AKD PDMM® combines one AKD servo axis and the PCMM EtherCAT master controller that supports up to 31+ more additional AKD axes.

  • Full KAS automation capabilities using IEC61131-3 soft PLC industry standard programming language
  • Integrated control for multiple servo axes, complete I/O and HMI interface
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Comparison Table

Base I/O 12 digital
2 analog
11 digital
2 analog
5 digital 11 digital
2 analog
17 digital
2 analog
Expansion I/O 8 digital
2 analog
*Drive size is the same
No No

20 digital
2 analog

*adds 30mm to the drive width for drives up to 12A

Up to 1000+ remote I/O via EtherCAT
Safe I/O 2 digital inputs, expandable to 4 No No No No
SafeMotion, FSoE Yes, dual-channel STO STO only STO only STO only STO only
Connectivity Analog, EtherCAT, CANopen Analog, EtherCAT, CANopen, Profinet RT, EtherNet/IP, TCP/IP, Modbus/TCP EtherCAT Analog EtherCAT, CANopen, Profinet RT, EtherNet/IP, TCP/IP, Modbus/TCP
Optimized for single cable Yes No Yes No No
Continuous current limit 12A 48A 12A 48A 48A
Axis configuration single or dual single single single single
Programmability parameterized, 2 axes control loops, action table parameterized parameterized parameterized, BASIC programmable parameterized, IEC 61131-3 via PLCopen or Pipe Network
IP Rating IP20 IP20 IP67 IP20 IP20