Who we are

FRESH IDEAS FOR MOTION CONTROL. SINCE 1963.

AMK Automation Corp. is a leading provider of decentralized and
centralized drive and motion control solutions, serving the production needs of
industrial automation machine builders and their global customers.

We use our technology and motion control engineering expertise to
solve automation problems our customers may not even know they have. Our products include:

OUR CABINET-FREE TECHNOLOGY CAN BE PLACED ANYWHERE ON THE MACHINE THEY WORK BEST:

Controllers for machines and systems
Servo motors in a wide range of power classes
Servo modules including servo drives, inverters, converters and I/O modules

AMK Automation Corp. is part of the global AMK Group of companies headquartered in Kirchheim, Germany, with operations in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

We’re a family-owned company, and we’ve been a leader in electric drive and motion technology, industrial automation engineering and automotive technology for more than five decades. 

We have two main businesses, and both involve electric technologies
that deliver productive motion:

Drive and Control Technology: We combine flexible automation technology with a broad spectrum of motors, servo drives, inverters, controllers and HMIs to build motion control platforms that are highly customizable and easily configured.

Automotive Technology: AMK Automotive is dedicated to the electrification of vehicles of all sizes. Our three divisions supply air compressors, power steering and e-powertrains—all engineered to transform the future of the automobile.

Out-of-the-box thinking—it’s been the engine of our success from
day one. Our founder Arnold Müller started his new business in 1963 to
create built-in and specialty electric motors. He was determined to use electric
motors and drives to solve industrial challenges in new ways.

Since then, we haven’t let up:

1963
Created built-in motors for heating circulating pumps and
refrigerating compressors.
1967
Launched the world’s first electronically adjustable variable-speed AC induction motor.
1975
Vision becomes reality: electric drive technology replaces mechanical drives, enabling angle-synchronized operation of multiple AC drives.
1983
AMK becomes the first company to supply digital AC drive technology to series production systems.
1992
Introduced AMKASYN AZ/AW variable-speed AC drives, with integrated PLC and CNC control, making the drive intelligent.
1998
Establishes the Automotive Technology business.
2002
AMKASYN KE/KW series converters set new standards for compactness at half the dimensions of other devices on the market.
2003
AMK Automotive creates new auto suspension system, replacing mechanical suspensions with air and electronics.
2009
New AMKAMAC A5 controller launches in two forms: 1) As a standard cabinet
controller or 2) as a smart panel with touchscreen and integrated visualization.
2011
New AMKASMART iDT series combines synchronous motor with
integrated servo controller.
2013
World record for fastest acceleration of an electric vehicle, from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.13 seconds. The electric drivetrain was from AMK.
 
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Cabinet-free motion control: what’s the real potential?

This thought-provoking technical article explores how AMK made advances in decentralized servomotors, drives and motion control, enabling simpler, more modular cabinet-free automation. (PDF 1.2 MB)
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QUESTION 1

DOES YOUR MACHINE REQUIRE MORE THAN IP65 PROTECTION?

QUESTION 2

HOW’S THE TEMPERATURE IN YOUR MACHINE’S ENVIRONMENT?

QUESTION 3

ARE THERE ANY MOTORS THAT MOVE A LOAD GREATER THAN 10nM?

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YOU PROBABLY NEED A

CENTRALIZED SYSTEM

Based on your answers, the most effective and stable motion control framework for your machine locates PLC and drive components in a control cabinet. However, it may be possible to modify certain motor sizing decisions to use a hybrid framework.

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You probably need a

Hybrid System

Based on your answers, a hybrid motion control framework will provide the best system. By combining decentralized drives, power supplies and other components with a selective use of cabinet-based components, you can create a smart machine design with modular flexibility.

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YOU PROBABLY NEED A

DECENTRALIZED SYSTEM

Based on your answers, your machine seems eligible for a “cabinet-free” or decentralized motion control system. This could simplify many of your engineering, cabling and installation challenges, and free you to design an automated manufacturing system with maximum value.

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