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The kBM Motors Offer freedom to Configure the servo Axes in a space-Optimized Way Due to Their variable, Modular Design With a maximum sheet size of 3.1 x 1.6  metres, the new generation flat sheet cutting machines also use Kollmorgen AKM series rotary servo motors with Micron™ series planetary gearheads for the y-axis as well as the Z-axis with a brake fitted. For complete compatibility, S700 drives are used throughout the machine. This machine will also benefit in the future from a cost-optimized CNC control solution from the German cutting machine specialist Eckelmann. Direct Drive Offers further Advantages Proteck's latest laser-cutting machine, the Sl 2530, is a massive seven-axis machining centre which includes an advanced flying optics head design that provides laser cutting of vertical and angled sides of formed work pieces. Large, three-dimensional fabricated sheet metal work pieces are fixed to a stationary central table. The multi-rotational laser head is guided to always maintain the optimum perpendicular angle for perfect cutting. KBM The New Generation Flat Sheet Cutting Machines also use Kollmorgen AKM Series Rotary Servo. direct drive motors with Proteck's rack and pinion mechanism are used for main horizontal axes of the machine, which cover an area of 1.6 x 3.3 x 0.7 metres. Furthermore, the hollow shaft KBM motor is also used as the main drive for the multi-rotational flying optics system - allowing feed-through of the laser delivery and focusing system while maintaining the flexibility and precision to provide completely synchronized twin rotary axes featuring nX360 degrees and +/- 135 degrees rotational strokes. The machine also uses a complement of AKM servo motors on other axes along with matching S700 drives, allowing Proteck and its customers to reduce spares and inventory costs. Other Developments and future Projects The BMT 125 is an advanced Siemens CNC controlled table-type horizontal boring and Servodrives S700 are Placed with Less Space in the Cabinet. milling machine which has recently benefited from the replacement of standard rotary servo motor drives and backlash-prone gearboxes with KBM direct drive motors. Directly coupled to X-, y- and Z-axis ballscrews, the improved transmission system has less parts, more efficiency, uses less energy and enables higher speed and accuracy by removing the backlash induced by the gearbox. Proteck install the rotor and stator components into its own bearing design, complete with a protective housing that takes care of the electrical connections. About kollmorgen Kollmorgen is a provider of integrated automation and drive systems along with corresponding components for machine builders all over the world. For more information, please contact think@kollmorgen.com or visit their website, www.kollmorgen.com. PEOPLE TigerStop Hires Director of Marketing, Simon Spykerman Digital Marketing Expert with Extensive video and Film Background TiGErsTOP rECENTLY ANNOuNCED ThAT Simon Spykerman has joined the Vancouver headquarters' marketing team as Director. British-born, Spykerman will focus on TigerStop's marketing and information assets efforts in the digital landscape. "This is an exciting opportunity to really understand and impact a single business in a very positive way," said Spykerman. "Being a storyteller at heart, I'm looking forward to sharing TigerStop's story, and how its products are improving its customers' manufacturing processes and profitability." Spencer Dick, TigerStop's Founder and CEO, states that "We're looking forward to taking advantage of Simon's expertise. As we continue to grow, how and where we electronically communicate with our customers and the world at large will also continue to grow in importance." TigerStop was founded in 1994 by Spencer Dick, who as the owner of a thriving manufacturing business, became frustrated with the inherent inefficiencies of his machine operators stopping to reset and recalibrate whenever they were cutting material to various lengths. Spencer also noticed that regardless of how carefully material was measured, the end results were always of slightly different dimensions. He founded TigerStop to automate the cutting process so that exact and accurate parts, whether wood, metal or plastic, would result each and every time. 60 | September/October 2015 * O&MM Fabricator About Tigerstop TigerStop, LLC is a global leader in automated stop/gauge and pusher systems under the TigerStop and SawGear brand names. Headquartered in Washington State, TigerStop is a U.S. manufacturer of products for the cabinet, furniture, construction, fenestration, electronics, plastics and metalworking industries. TigerStop has a second manufacturing and distribution facility in Wierden, Netherlands, a distribution network spanning six continents, and product support in five languages. TigerStop products easily integrate with existing equipment to help optimize and improve the accuracy of all lineal cutting processes. To view videos and testimonials or to request a quote, please visit www.tigerstop.com or phone (360) 254-0661. http://www.kollmorgen.com http://www.tigerstop.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2015

Message from Allyn Moseley
Message from Marbella Miller
NOMMA Network
NOMMA Educational Foundation
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4 rules for hiring & retaining your best employees
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Supplier Members
New NOMMA Members
Industry News
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Products & Services Marketplace
Index of Advertisers

O&MM Fabricator - September/October 2015