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M o t i o n

Linear motors

make inroads into test equipment

Alexandre Barthlen European Control Systems Manager

Marcel Harter Student at ESTA Belfort

Joseph A. Profeta III, Ph.D. Director, Control Systems Group

Aerotech, Inc.

Ironless linear motors from Aerotech feature a noncontacting forcer coil and U-channel or flat rare-earth magnet track. The design eliminates backlash and wear and maintenance issues associated with ball screw, belt, and rack-and-pinion-based positioning systems.

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