Linear motors application guide update

01 March 2011

Aerotech has released an updated edition of its popular Linear Motors Application Guide including a new section on applying linear motors as components in servo positioning systems.

The new section complements chapters on the basics, types, benefits, selection, and the commutation of linear motors with a detailed overview of the drive technologies, feedback devices, bearing types and cable management systems available.

While Aerotech has a wide range of linear motor driven positioning stages that typically include these components, the company also supplies linear motors as components to many OEMs and machine builders who design and build their own positioning mechanics either entirely or as a part of an Aerotech designed motion system. Over the years many customers have asked for a central resource covering integrated linear motor system design. The application guide aims to provide an independent perspective for many of the important considerations system designers and integrators should be aware of.

The Linear Motors Application Guide was first introduced in 2002 and is estimated to have over 4,000 printed copies in circulation, as well as tens of thousands of PDF downloads. The new 8-page section increases the application guide to 36 pages with guidelines on specific types of servo drives, bearings, feedback and cabling systems and in keeping with the other sections, includes helpful hints and tips. Aerotech has also recently released a new version of its Linear Motor Product Brochure and the quick selection section of the guide includes an updated overview of the full range.

The new Linear Motors Application Guide and the Linear Motors Brochure are available free of charge, on request from any Aerotech sales office or distributor, or as a downloadable PDF from the 

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