Demystifying linear motor integration

Zajac, Paul
January 2011
Motion System Design;Jan2011, Vol. 53 Issue 1, p24
The article discusses the basics of linear motor integration. It mentions that linear motion is central to many moving machines and has benefits including improved stiffness. It states the step-by-step process to reap linear-motor benefits without complexity such as selecting the linear motor from the types available, selection of the linear encoder, and selection of the servo amolifier. In addition, it is also important to select a linear motion system design and to design the support members.


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