AKD PDMM Programmable Drive, Multi-Axis Master

New Kollemorgen AKD PDMM Programmable Drive, Multi-Axis Master

The AKD PDMM combines one AKD servo axis and a master controller that supports up to seven or more additional AKD axes in a single, compact package. It provides integrated control for multiple high-performance axes, complete I/O and HMI interfaces, and includes the full automation capabilities of Kollmorgen Automation Suite™—giving you a single, scalable development environment for both AKD PDMM and PAC-based machines.


  • Kollmorgen Automation Suite™ provides fully integrated programming, testing, setup and commissioning
  • Embedded web server utility simplifies service
  • Control 8 axes or more* while reducing machine footprint:

*EtherCAT multi-axis master motion controller integrated with a standard    AKD™ drive axis
*Full IEC61131-3 softPLCfor machine control, with support for all 5 programming languages
*Choice of PLCopen for motion or Pipe Network™ for programming motion control
*32 kB non-volatile memory stores machine data to eliminate scrap upon restart after power failure
*SD Card slot simplifies backup and commissioning, with no PC required
*Onboard I/O includes 13 digital inputs, 4 digital outputs, 1 analog input, 1 analog output (expandable with AKT series of remote I/O)

  • Works with Kollmorgen Visualization Builder™ for programming AKI human-machine interface panels
  • Enables plug-and-play compatibility with your servomotor
  • Provides access to all the advantages of Kollmorgen´s breadth of motor platforms including AKM™, CDDR™, and other direct-drive technologies
  • Supports real-time performance feedback from Smart Feedback Devices (SFD), EnDat2.2, 01, BiSS, Analog Sine/Cos encoder, incremental encoder, HIPERFACE®, and resolver
  • Full-frequency autotuning ensures perfect motion across the performance spectrum

* Maximum axis count depends on motion/automation complexity and performance (8 axes nominal based on medium complexity at 4 kHz network update rate)


  • Reduce panel space, wiring costs and build time with an AKD servo drive axis and a multi-axis programmable machine and motion controller in a single package—eliminating the need for a separate controller in many applications
  • Accelerate design time and simplify integration by using a single, scalable development environment to program AKD PDMM as well as PAC-based applications up to 128 axes
  • Minimize risk and maximize performance with our industry-leading AKD drive hardware integrated with the proven architecture of Kollmorgen Automation Suite
  • Deliver advanced features in a higher-performing machine with the advantages of Pipe Network™ and Kollmorgen co-engineering capabilities
  • Control multiple high-performance servo axes without the need for a separate controller, saving cabinet space and wiring costs
  • Build a complete system with optimal performance using drives, motors, I/O modules, HMI panels and other components designed to work together
Call Barr-Thorp Electric today for more information on the AKD PDMM Programmable Drive, Multi-Axis Master.

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