ANCA Motion announces the launch of its new Australian designed and manufactured LinX linear motors.
Expertly designed by a team of engineers at ANCA Motion’s Australian head office in Bayswater, Victoria, the new cylindrical linear motors with specialised servo drive software have been designed to eliminate all the drawbacks of traditional flat platen motors.
Key benefits of the LinX linear motors include easier alignment of magnets for faster machine build; safer to handle magnets to assist in employee safety; no back-iron with reduced cogging allowing smoother motion for better surface finish; and zero net magnetic attractive forces eliminating any risk of increase in downforce to wear rails or guide-ways, extending machine life.
LinX linear motors perform exceptionally well against ballscrews with no backlash or reversal errors due to better part quality. The higher acceleration speed and velocities of the motor improve cycle times. The motor also enjoys a longer lifespan and minimises maintenance downtime since there are no mechanical parts to wear. The non-contact design of the motor negates the need for lubrication, reducing consumable cost and maintenance effort, and eliminating potential contamination of coolant oil by the lubricant.
LinX linear motors also offer several advantages over cylindrical linear motors including a patent pending thermal barrier designed to separate and remove heat from the motor, removing thermal growth issues for the machine; and a patent pending lateral mounting cartridge that simplifies incorporating into an existing machine design. With no additional cooling system required, system cost and floor space requirement are reduced.
Used in conjunction with the ANCA Motion AMD5x servo drives with special algorithm for increased axis stiffness, the motor will also minimise axis deflection for increased accuracy.