GREATER FLEXIBILITY AND DYNAMICS
Especially when more than two positions are required, when positions need to be changed by software, when motions are synchronized to a main drive, or when the dynamics and service life of a pneumatic cylinder are simply not sufficient, designers gladly turn to linear direct drives from LinMot.
By integrating the control of position, speed, acceleration, and force, commissioning is made much easier. Motion parameters are
calculated when the project is laid out, and can be adopted directly during commissioning.
IMPROVED PROCESS STABILITY
Unlike pneumatic cylinders, where only the end positions are checked, the position of a linear motor is constantly controlled and monitored. This leads to much greater process stability, because very small deviations can be detected when needed.
REPLACEMENT PAYS OFF EVEN FOR SIMPLE MOTIONS
Due to high operating costs for pneumatics, the use of industrial linear motors pays off to an increasing degree, even for simple point-to-point motions with only two end positions. This is especially true when motions are performed regularly in cyclical operations, and pneumatic cylinders need to be oversized due to speed and load conditions. In this case, the energy and maintenance costs exceed the investment costs within a few weeks (see example, right).
SIMILAR CONFIGURATION MAKES REPLACEMENT EASY
Industrial linear motors have a cylindrical form factor and similar dimensions to pneumatic cylinders. For this reason, they are commonly used as replacements for pneumatic actuators in existing and new designs.
ADVANTAGES OF INDUSTRIAL LINEAR MOTORS
- Freely positionable
- Extremely dynamic
- Long Service Life
- Adjustable speed
- Monitored motions
- Low maintenance costs
- Adjustable acceleration
- Gentle motions
- Hygiene (no air)
- Programmable force
- Synchronization capability
- Low energy costs
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