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Linear Motion Tutorial – What is a Voice Coil Actuator?

Understanding the Basics of a Voice Coil Actuator   A voice coil actuator, also known as a non-commutated DC linear actuator, is a type of direct drive linear motor.  The name “voice coil” comes from one of its historically first applications: vibrating the paper cone of a loudspeaker.  They are currently used for a wide […]

Linear Motion – Calculating Acceleration for Linear Motion Control Applications

Unit Converter Conversion Type Units Units DistanceForceMassAccelerationVelocity Newton’s Second law:  F = m xa Force = Mass x Acceleration To size a stage properly the force must be known. If force is not known it must be calculated from this equation. The mass is the total mass of the customer payload plus the mass of […]

Motion Control Tutorial – Linear Induction Motor: How it Works.

What is all the hype about the Hyperloop? How does it move? What is the technology that makes it possible?   Santa Clarita, CA —– Motion Control Tutorial – How Does a Linear Induction Motor Work? – Linear induction motor (LIM) theory is most easily understood as a rotary motor that has been cut and […]

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