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Introduction

At Tecnotion, we know that finding the right linear motor for a given application can be a daunting task. It involves a large amount of interconnected design choices. This tool is designed to make that process as easy as possible for you. It will help you select the right kind of linear motor, figure out which amplifier to use and create detailed reports containing all critical values and performance graphs. With a click of a button you can save yourself hours of doing calculations by hand.

The best motor for the job

Most tools on the market only allow you to enter your application data and have the software tell you which linear motor it thinks you need. We realize that things aren't always that simple in practice. For any given application, it is likely that there are multiple motor types that can handle the task, but which one is the best choice? It all depends on what you are trying to accomplish. Are you favouring maximum velocity above everything else? Perhaps you are going for maximum efficiency or cost effectiveness.

Iterative approach

Software doesn't know your goals, which is why we decided to go for an iterative approach towards simulating your drive task. At all times during the process you can change movement profiles, application parameters and motor types and the software calculates the new results on the fly. This way you can quickly experiment with a multitude of scenarios and quickly find the one that best suits your application

Read carefully

We would like to advise you to read this manual thoroughly before running your first simulation. Not only does it explain all the features and how they work, but you will find lots of tips and tricks throughout this document which will help you understand the ins and outs of linear motor technology and how to best apply them to your application.

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