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Tecnotion’s Motor Simulation tool

Almelo, the Netherlands, March 2016 – Selection of the right motor is critical to Linear motor application success. The linear motor specialists at Tecnotion have a free comprehensive simulation and modelling tool available to make motors perform in any customer defined application. Simple, Accurate and fast, finally a tool is offered that gets you the precision you define!

The pre-selection of the linear motors are usually based on the required forces and the data sheets of the motors. The Tecnotion modelling tool takes Tecnotion defined data along with customer critical application inputs like thermal mass, and motion profile and ambient temperature in a easy to use and adjust software executable platform.

With just one click the simulation tool calculates the performance of the selected motor. Various aspects are graphically displayed, like temperature, forces required, jerk, electrical current and bus voltage. A Force / velocity diagram is available as well. The easy to use interface allows dynamic modelling and changes to the customer defined parameters allowing simple “what if this changed” calculations.

 F/v diagram

Graphical representation of the results, shown: an F/v diagram

Particularly helpful is the calculated coil temperature. It provides critical information about the motor sizing, is there still headroom available? Or is the linear motor used on the edge of its performance. Questionable values are highlighted when specification cannot be reached. It is very easy to see what will happen when the moving mass is changed, or what the performance of the system will be when a smaller motor is selected.

The simulation tool accepts different types of motion profiles that can be used in sequence, covering a wide range of applications. Simulations can be saved for later use and a detailed simulation report can be saved for later reference.

Tecnotion’s simulation tool provides engineers a fast method to solve their design challenges. The simulation tool can be downloaded free of charge at our information portal.
Tecnotion application engineers are happy to support you and if desired will review, or setup a simulation for you. Please contact us at

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