Replacement for Pneumatics
Since the form factor of LinMot linear motors is similar to pneumatic cylinders, they are often used are replacements for pneumatic cylinders. This is especially the case when more than two positions are required, if the positions need to be changed via software, or if the dynamics or lifespan of a pneumatic cylinder are not sufficient. The linear motor also provides the ability to precisely define the speed and acceleration, which makes startup easier and increases process stability.
Replacement for Servomotors
Linear motors are comparable to rotary servomotors in their controls architecture and flexibility. For implementing linear motions, the advantages of linear motors are clearly overwhelming, since mechanical accessories such as couplings, gearboxes, belts, spindles, and the extensive design work that they require, can be completely eliminated. Furthermore, development time and logistics costs are significantly reduced by the elimination of a large number of mechanical components.
Replacement for Cam Discs
Mechanical cam discs allow extremely dynamic motions, but have very limited flexibility. Sequences and motion profiles can be adjusted only by extensive mechanical rework. The very high dynamic capabilities of industrial linear motors, and the ability to adapt motion profiles in software, have led to the replacement of more and more mechanical cam discs with LinMot linear motors.