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What are the benefits of a linear motor?

Linear motors are also referred to as direct drive units, since the load is directly coupled to the motor. This eliminates the need for elastic components such as gearboxes and couplings, which introduce backlash and error in the motion. And because they do not rely on mechanical drive components such as ball screws, belts, and rack and pinions, linear motors have a much higher accuracy and repeatability, with no velocity ripple.

This lack of rotating or recirculating parts also makes them virtually maintenance-free and contributes to a lower total cost of ownership when compared to traditional drive mechanisms.

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Iron core motors advantages

Advantages Iron core motors:

  • High force density, more force in a smaller packing means lowering footprint and fits better in smal(ler) spaces.
  • Low cogging, optimized iron core motor design, for smooth motion and position accuracy in your application.
  • Approved for CSA and CE, ROHS, Iron core motors are approved for CE, CSA and ROHS.
  • Aluminium housed design, housed design with integrated water cooling for TBW- and TL series.

Advantages Ironless motors:

  • High acceleration and dynamics, the outstanding force to mass ratio of the ironless coils enables unmatched system dynamics.
  • No cogging, extremely low force ripple, Ironless motors have no cogging effects. Offering smooth motion and position accuracy in your application.
  • Approved for CE and ROHS, Ironless motors are CE and RoHS approved.
  • Low thermal resistance, allowing good heat transfer, achieving an extremely high continuous force for all motors when using a descent size heatsink or active cooling.

For more info and specifications, please check our our Ironless and Iron core product pages.

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