Aerotech announces the availability of their complete line of "U-channel" brushless linear motors ideal for many industrial automation applications that require high-speed/high-accuracy motion
June 29, 2012 Business News(PRLEAP.COM) Aerotech linear motors are direct drive and are available in two different configurations – "U-channel" and "flat" versions. The U-channel linear motor design consists of a noncontacting forcer coil and U-channel rare-earth magnet track. This design eliminates backlash, windup, wear, and maintenance issues associated with ball screw, belt, and rack-and-pinion based motion systems. The noncontact design of the forcer and magnet track results in a maintenance-free system.
The flat linear motor design consists of a low profile, low-cost forcer and rare-earth magnet track. Aerotech flat linear motors are available with either non-magnetic forcers to achieve zero cogging for extremely smooth motion and very tight velocity and position control, or with magnetic forcers (to achieve higher force per unit volume). The flat magnet track can accommodate either type of forcer.
When customers visit the aerotech.com website they will find motion control solutions to fit almost any requirement. The wide array of products includes air-bearing and mechanical-bearing linear, rotary, and vertical lift stages, linear motor gantry systems, gimbals and optical mounts, nanopositioners, goniometers, linear and PWM drives, linear motors, rotary motors, complete motion subsystems, vacuum- and cleanroom-ready motion systems, and more. Customers can access complete product descriptions, 2D and 3D CAD drawings, manuals, and can instantly request a product quote.
Since 1970, Aerotech has designed and manufactured high performance motion control and positioning systems. Aerotech's motion control systems provide customers in industry, government, science, and research institutions around the world with optimum performance for semiconductor and flat panel, photovoltaic, photonics, automotive, medical device and life sciences, laser processing, military/aerospace, electronic manufacturing, data storage, and other demanding applications requiring high precision, high-throughput motion solutions.
For more information on Aerotech's linear motors and automation solutions, please contact:
Joseph Profeta, Ph.D.
Director of Product Management
Control Systems Group