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Competitive Conversion Kit

During our recent Competitive Conversion Tool Kit & Bundled Solutions discussion, we outlined a competitive conversion program for Sigma 5 servo solutions from Yaskawa and Kinetix 300/350 with MPL servo motors from Rockwell. This conversion program provides bundled part numbers and technical crossover information which includes the AKD® drive, AKM® servo motor and cables ranging from 270W – 1.9kW. This information is applicable for Rockwell customers using Ethernet/IP and Yaskawa customers using pulse & direction or analog for drive control. Customers who have converted from Rockwell to the Kollmorgen AKD solution with Ethernet/IP have found the following links on the Kollmorgen Developer Network (KDN) very useful:

Sample Programs

Compact Logix
Micrologix
AKD EtherNet-IP Sample Projects

The breadth and depth of Kollmorgen’s servo solutions, along with the capabilities of the WorkBench interface software, give customers a competitive edge in the marketplace.

Below you will find useful links to informative materials.

  1. Competitive Conversion Comparison vs Yaskawa and Rockwell
  2. Quick Start Guide
  3. AKD Ethernet IP RSLogix Communications Manual

Connecting an AKD Servo Drive to an RS Logix Controller in Three Easy Steps! - Video