What’s the ideal motor for your robotic joints?

The No-Compromise Motor: TBM2G

Get the highest torque density, at the speeds you require, in a robot-optimized form factor, with minimal temperature rise. TBM2G means no more tradeoffs.

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The Right Partner Can Drive Your Defense Program’s Success

Engineers are facing many challenges to keep up with their ever-evolving Aerospace and Defense requirements. How can you be more innovative and ambitious in your motion design, engineering, and delivery, while mitigating risk caused by supply chain and government regulations?

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Differentiating Braking Techniques for Your Servo System

Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 11:00 a.m. ET
Proper servo motor braking is essential for employee safety while maintaining production requirements. But how do you choose which braking technique is right for your application? This session explores the applications for failsafe, dynamic and safe dynamic braking.

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March Training Events

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Step by Step Programming for AKD BASIC

Self-paced course

Are you looking to get the most out of your AKD BASIC drive? Learn how to program motion commands and create complex motion loops and interrupts in this self-paced online course.

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Grounding, Shielding and Bonding to Reduce Electromagnetic Interference

Thursday, March 9, 2023, 11:00 a.m. ET
Mitigating electromagnetic interference (EMI) is essential for sustaining precise motion, with no surprises. Learn why shielded cables are important, how to properly bond your cables to ground, and how to verify that the ground connection is functioning properly.
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How to Set Up Your AKD for Success

Wednesday, March 22, 2022, 11:00 a.m. ET

New to setting up a servo drive? Already experienced but looking for tips for a more effective setup process? This session is for you! Follow along and learn how to minimize setup time, apply best practices, and create precise motion—step by step.
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Advanced Motion with AKD

Thursday, March 23, 2023, 11:00 a.m. ET
Create intricate motion tasks, identify mechanical compliance, and increase performance by mastering the programming and diagnostic tools built into the AKD.
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Differentiating Braking Techniques for Your Servo System

Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 11:00 a.m. ET

Proper servo motor braking is essential for employee safety while maintaining production requirements. But how do you choose which braking technique is right for your application? This session explores the applications for failsafe, dynamic and safe dynamic braking.

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MOOG linear motors

Available in a variety of configurations, Moog linear motors provide dynamic and precise linear motion positioning for robotics, manufacturing automation, processing, packaging, test and simulation, and other industrial applications.

L3S and L3SK linear motors

Moog's low-profile L3S air-cooled and liquid-cooled L3SK linear motors are designed for highly dynamic applications. L3S and L3SK motors are three-phase synchronous iron-core linear motors supplied as active parts (built-in motors). The laminates and the three-phase winding placed in their grooves form a ferromagnetic bundle, which in turn forms the primary part. This primary element is excited by permanent magnets in the secondary space, placed in a standard, static field and used as a magnetic path.

Both the L3S series engines and its liquid-cooled L3SK variant offer some of the widest power ranges in the industry. Standard models provide continuous force ratings ranging from 150 to 7,500 N for the L3S series and 300 to 12,000 N for the L3SK series when water is used as coolant. In addition, the air-cooled L3S series can be loaded with significantly higher forces and currents than those generated at nominal speeds. In comparison, the liquid-cooled L3SK series has almost twice the power and output of its air-cooled counterpart (L3S) with the same dimensions. Another advantage of the L3SK series is that they can work at higher ambient temperatures.

The modular design of two lines of linear motors supports a large number of options. In addition, Moog can offer fully customized solutions including:

  • Winding and special insulation variants for systems designed for...
  • various force constants (from approx. 40 to 1000 N/A)
  • different intermediate circuit voltages (140 V, 330 V, 560 V, 700 V DC)
  • Increased IP classes
  • the air-cooled linear motor with an increased IP class is the L7S model
  • the liquid-cooled counterpart is the L7SK.
  • The position of the output cables can be changed*


  • Designed for highly dynamic applications
  • High Force Overload Capability (L3S)
  • High values of continuous force (L3SK)
  • Quality production
  • High assembly accuracy
  • Long service life and high operational reliability


  • High positioning accuracy
  • Highly customizable
  • High power density
  • Various packaging options are available

LNS Linearmotoren

Moog LNS series ironless flat linear motors are designed for highly dynamic applications. The LNS series features synchronous linear motors that are supplied in the form of active parts (built-in motors). Due to the use of non-ferromagnetic material, the primary part of the motor is suitably light and highly efficient, with essentially no drag force (no gearing) and no pulsation of attractive forces.
Moog LNS motors provide sustained rated forces ranging from 16 to 225 N. In terms of electromagnetism, the LNS series is designed for an overload capacity of approximately five times the rated force. Thanks to this, they can be loaded with significantly higher forces and currents than those generated at nominal speeds.

The modular design of the LNS iron-free flat linear motor supports a large number of options. In addition, Moog can offer fully customized solutions. We offer customer-specific winding systems designed for different power constants (from approx. 10 to 100 N/A), as well as winding systems and insulation variants for different intermediate circuit voltages (140 V, 330 V, 560 V DC).


  • No gearing
  • Designed for highly dynamic applications
  • High power overload capability
  • Reduced weight
  • Quality production


  • Flat design and compact dimensions
  • High positioning accuracy
  • Compensation of attractive forces
  • Various packaging options are available

Better Motion Through Motioneering

How to use Motioneering to Size Your Application
Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 11:00 a.m. ET
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Learn how to use this powerful, online tool to size your system by specifying mechanism types, product selection criteria and more. You can even use Motioneering during the live session to size an application alongside the instructor.

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Creating Advanced Motion Profiles
Thursday, February 23, 2023, 11:00 a.m. ET
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Size products and create complex motion profiles for additional mechanism types, such as conveyor systems and electric cylinders. This session will teach you best practices you can apply to any motion project.

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Solve EO/IR challenges for land, air or space

Holding a steady target despite the vibration and shocks of a moving land vehicle. Meeting the size, weight and power requirements of an aircraft. Enduring the G-forces, temperatures and radiation of space. Every electro-optical/infrared system poses specific motion engineering challenges. Learn how to solve them.

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P8000 Series Stepper Drives

The Ideal Drive to Power Your Kollmorgen Stepper Motor

Our new P8000 series stepper drives take performance and precision to the next level. The first model, P80630-SDN, offers superior accuracy in a more compact design for labelers, indexing, CNC, packaging, pumps and other applications requiring low-speed, point-to-point motion control for fixed loads. And there are more of these advanced drives soon to come.

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Stepper or Servo Motor?

Here’s how to decide

Stepper and servo systems each have advantages based on their differing design and operating principles. Understanding these differences is the key to choosing the best technology for your application. Check out our Blog in Motion for an overview of the most common selection scenarios.

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Want a deeper dive?

Supercharge your motion expertise with our new guide, “Stepper Motor or Servo Motor: Which Should It Be?” We’ll walk you through detailed considerations of torque and speed, inertia matching, coordination of axes, accuracy, resolution and more. There’s even a handy decision table to make your choice easy.

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Size Your Motor and Drive in Minutes

Keep it simple. If you know your application requirements, the Motioneering tool will guide you to the motor and drive pairings that best fit your needs.

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Fast, Precise, Reliable Motion

Optimize the performance of your high-definition metal cutting machine

Whether you’re designing a new or upgrading an existing machine, next-generation performance depends on achieving the most precise and efficient motion possible. From your fieldbus architecture to your feedback devices and more, these optimization tips can put your machine a cut above the rest.

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Discover all there is to know about how servo motors work

Learn the history of servo motors, key elements in their design, and how feedback devices and controls complete the system. You’ll also learn the types of control loops from the simplest examples to multiple embedded current, velocity and position loops hat enable servo efficiency and precision.

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AKD2G Servo Drives

Give Your Machine the Power to Be More

Integrated SafeMotion functionsTM. Unparalleled connectivity. Higher power density. Simpler usability. Next-generation AKD2G drives put you in control to design more ambitious machines with more capable performance and more confident engineering. Learn more.

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5 Key Reasons to Consider an Upgrade to AKD2G Servo Drives

AKD drives will continue to deliver great performance for many years to come. But whether you’re upgrading an existing machine or designing a new one, the next-generation AKD2G drive offers several key advancements. How much value could they add to your machine?

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Compact, Precise, Powerful

Optimize Frameless Motor Performance 

All it takes is five steps or less to optimize a frameless motor for your application. In most cases, an off-the-shelf motor or a cost-effective standard modification will provide the exact fit and performance you need—with no custom development required. Learn how easy it can be.

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Three Design Considerations that Indicate a Machine Needs a Frameless Motor 

Does your machine need to operate in a smaller footprint, deliver enhanced performance or endure extreme conditions? Learn why a frameless direct-drive motor is likely your
best solution.

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Discover KBM Series Frameless Motors

Eliminate the bulk and mechanical compliance issues of transmission components while providing exceptional protection from rigorous environments. It’s all possible with KBM.

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Reimagine Cobot Performance

Robot-Ready Motors Create New Possibilities 
Your collaborative robot can be faster, stronger, more compact, more resilient. And you can bring it to market faster, with assurance of consistent frameless motor quality and supply, anywhere in the world. Learn how to engineer exceptional cobot capabilities with Kollmorgen as your partner.

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Ready to Design. Ready to Perform. Ready to Scale.

Take your cobot design to the next generation of performance and manufacturability. TBM2G motors pair with standard harmonic gearing, deliver the highest performance, and are always available in the sizes, specifications and options you need.

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TBM2G frameless motors

The new TBM2G frameless motors provide torque density and next-generation speed in a more compact package. They are ready to adapt to your design, increase its performance and expand to full production. Smaller engines for big engineering ideas - are you ready?

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TBM2G — Get all the details

Reconsider the possibilities of a frameless motor. Learn the TBM2G series design philosophy, performance specifications, target applications and more

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Choose your TBM2G

Our online product selection tool can help you get started on the road to finding the perfect engine. Start by clicking on Rotary Motors with direct drive.

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Simplify Machine Design with Stepper Motors

If you’re looking for precise motion with easy setup, then stepper motors should be your first choice. They offer servo-like positioning without the need for complex feedback devices. See the benefits and how you can find the right motor for you.

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Max Torque, Small Size

The CT Series of motors uses innovative cooling technologies and magnetic designs to deliver higher current and torque ratings at a lower temperature. CT stepper motors can support large mechanical loads without worry due to the oversized bearing design.

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Modular I / O terminals for any requirements

The Koltmorgen AKT2G I / O terminals offer all the functions you need to connect digital and analog sensors and actuators, encoders, thermocouples, bus couplers and more to the EtherCAT® bus in real time. Adding these terminals to your system couldn't be easier with automatic recognition and automatic configuration.

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Step in motion: The best applications for stepper motors

Do you need full servo control, or can a simple and economical stepper motor serve your application just as well? Watch this on-demand web session to learn how stepper motors work, their benefits, the best applications, and how to choose the best stepper motor for your needs.

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Certified safety for engines in hazardous areas

Energy exploration and refining, mining, grain and textile mills, paint shops and more: Every dangerous place has very specialized requirements for movement. Get the engines you need, certified to global UL, ATEX, CSA and CCC standards and supported by service and support within a region, region.

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When choosing an explosion-proof motor, you will first want to understand the different types of hazardous locations and engine construction techniques that ensure safe operation. Get a quick overview of our new blog post on the go.

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Online, interactive, product selection form from KOLLMORGEN

Choose with confidence every time. Watch our instructional video!
Find out how easy Perfect-Fit movement can be From torque, speed and power to form factor, control Elements and accessories - perfect fit is the key to your success applications. With our selection tools, you can  choose with confidence movement products. Our tutorial video will show you how simple it is can be. Check it!


How does a servomotor work?

Do you need a servomotor? AC or DC? Brushed or brushless? How can you precisely control its torque, speed and position? In this webinars we got answers to questions about your servo system. Watch and learn anytime, whenever it suits you!

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Moog products ensure a successful Mars Rover landing

Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) today announced that the company's space products have played a critical role in NASA's successful Perseverance Rover landing on Mars. Perseverance is NASA's latest mission to explore Mars and builds on the success of the 2012 Mars Curiosity Rover mission. The Moog team designed, built and tested several components necessary for the mission. During the final descent, the Moog throttle assemblies controlled the inlet spacecraft's engines. The spacecraft entered the atmosphere at 12,500 miles per hour, stabilizing and lowering the level of the Perseverance Rover until it successfully touched Lake Crater at approximately 4:00 p.m. ET today.

Moog also played a key role in launching the Rover on the Red Planet. The mission fired from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on July 30, 2020. Moog propulsion took the launch vehicle out of Earth's atmosphere. In addition, Moog rocket engines were used to steer a 350 million-mile spacecraft carrying the Perseverance Rover, ensuring it stayed on course at 55,000 miles per hour. With Rover now safe on the Red Planet, Moog technology will continue to support the mission. Moog valves and filters will help keep the Rover drill clean when digging samples during one Mars, which is 687 days on Earth.

"I am proud of the work that our talented and dedicated team members have put into this project to ensure its success. Their ingenuity and commitment drive innovation and the continued success of Moog, our local community, and exploring worlds beyond our own, ”said Maureen Athoe, president of Moog’s Space and Defense. Steve Witkowski, market manager for space electronics, added: “From the engineers who create the individual hardware, to our technicians integrating the individual components into a larger system, it is truly a mission in a mission. It's unbelievable to think that your work is an important element in exploring another planet.

"Mars 2020 is another major step forward in space exploration and another significant success in Moog's Space and Defense," added Steve McDonald, manager of propulsion engineering. "Seeing how our hardware successfully fulfills such an important mission is both inspiring and fulfilling."