Designers installing linear motors, usually add position feedback and a bearing structure to guide the coil over the magnets. Lack of a universal-mounting structure, makes application complex.
Most linear motors quickly bolt into the luge(TM) slide for easy installation. High accuracy crossed-roller bearings ensure precise movements over long travel lengths.
Non-contact encoder, mounted close to the motor, reduces frictional drag and hysteresis. Available for both epoxy and iron core motors, the system handles accelerations to 8 g.
Alan Feinstein, Bayside Motion Group, 135 Ricefield Lane, Hauppauge, NY 11788; (516) 484-5482.