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When are Linear Motors the Right Choice?

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Knowing when and how to apply linear servo motor technology requires that you understand the components that comprise a linear motor stage, as well as the components that are used to make other linear actuators that rely on rotary servo motors. These include ball screw, belt, and rack & pinion actuators.

This article compares each technology using a few key metrics. The advantages and limitations of each mechanism are crucial when deciding how to apply the technology. As a result, the reader should be able to more readily identify the most effective mechanism for a given application.

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