Linear motors do not use highly tooled constructions compared to rotary motors. Sierramotion configures linear motors quickly to the application requirements by changing the design before fabricating parts. Our modular production means the customer gets a customized solution within the standard lead time for a standard off the shelf system that may not fit.
Sierramotion configures a linear motor directly for your project, in the time it takes to order and receive a standard product. Our modular design and modular manufacturing process allows this to be possible. Whether it is a new requirement or a replacement for a unit that is no longer available, the modular design process can quickly get you to a solution.
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Yes, most linear motors operate in position mode using a high resolution linear encoder. Position resolution down to 50 Nanometers is common.
Accuracy of the motor depends entirely on the encoder system used. The motor is a force production device. There are linear motors that operate using stepping motor controllers, it is only in this case where the motor can open loop position.
Yes, linear motors can produce a force to hold a vertical load, they can also apply force to an object. Care must be taken to not exceed the continuous force rating for the motor to avoid overheating.
Stiffness is dependent on the encoder resolution. With high resolution and a good servo control system, the motors are extremely stiff up to the rated force capability. Full force can be applied with 100 Nanometers of position error.
This is what they are best at doing. Linear motors are excellent at moving medium weight items (1-50kg) around at high speeds. Typical motors can move at 5-10 meters per second.
It depends on the type of motor. Air-Core linear motors have zero cogging and are the smoothest operating versions. Iron-Core linear motors have cogging which can cause vibration when moving.