Kollmorgen Europe has signed Technology into its newly launched 'Sales Partner - Silver' programme, which is a contractual agreement providing the foundation and resources for the highest level of technical and commercial support for Heason's customers across Kollmorgen's range of motors, drives and motion/machine application software. This includes regular factory-based training for Heason's applications and sales teams, as well as a competitive pricing policy and fast product delivery from a stock inventory programme.
Heason Technology has represented Kollmorgen in the UK for over 20 years and the new business partnership initiative consolidates the close working relationship that has been forged between the two companies. Dietmar Kammer, Kollmorgen's Export Sales Manager, states: "We welcome Heason Technology as an inaugural member of our new Silver Partner programme. We are sure that Heason will provide our customers with a real value-add service that will be of benefit to us all."
The close links and solid business relationship between the two companies was underpinned in a recent visit that Heason's General Manager, Jon Howard, made to Kollmorgen's servo motor manufacturing plant in Brno, in the Czech Republic. The showcase 7500m2 facility has been manufacturing Kollmorgen servomotors for more than ten years and helped to develop the high-performance AKM range in 2005. The AKM range covers eight frame sizes with maximum rated power from 0.3kW to 23kW and continuous torque ratings to 180Nm. With full design, production, test and support functions at the Brno plant, there are more than 150,000 different variants of the AKM range available and over 1600 motors are produced per week using a comprehensive ERP system that targets an order in/out lead time of just two weeks.