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Automation technology requires more precise and faster machines in order to meet growing demands on manufacturing cost reduction. Linear motors are becoming more important in applications like these with one or more feed axes. In an article in the August issue of Motion Control Technology™, Heidenhain Corporation outlines the benefits of this direct drive technology, including low wear, low maintenance, and higher productivity.

This increase in productivity is possible only if the control, the motor, and the position encoder are optimally adjusted to one another. The signal quality of the position encoder, the design of the direct drive, optimized scanning methods, and mounting tolerances are all considered.

Read the full article on page IIa of the August issue of Motion Control Technology. Visit here to view previously published articles online.