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How do Linear Motor Stage and Machine Automation influence each other?

March 28,2024

What is Linear motor Stage?

The  linear Motor Stage  is a high-speed positioning device providing linear motion with high accuracy and minimized run-out errors, which is widely applied in industrial and scientific automated motion applications


To understand the interaction between linear motor s and mechanical automation, let’s first briefly talk about the application advantages of linear motors in mechanical automation.

The linear motor stages have various applications in the field of mechanical automation, it has the advantage of providing high-speed, high-precision, and high-stability linear motion, which greatly improves the accuracy and speed of automation equipment.

Below are some merits we want to indicate here.

Firstly it could used to replace traditional mechanical transmission components. Traditional mechanical transmission components such as screws and rack-and-pinion combinations are prone to problems such as wear, elastic deformation, and backlash during long-term operation. The linear motor stage avoids these problems through the direct drive of the motor, thus improving the stability and reliability of the system.

Secondly Linear motor stages could help to improve accuracy and repeat positioning accuracy. The linear motor can achieve closed-loop position control, greatly improving motion accuracy. There is no mechanical intermediate conversion mechanism, the positioning is more accurate, and the repeatable positioning accuracy is high, which is crucial for automated processes that require high-precision positioning.


Thirdly it provides a solution for Lifting speed and acceleration. Because linear motors have fast response speed and high acceleration, they can greatly increase the operating speed of automation equipment and improve production efficiency. Especially in applications of fast handling and precise positioning is in need, the linear motor stage shows its powerful performance.

The fourth advantage is that it can extend the service life of the equipment. Since there is no contact between the motor movable rotor and the stator when the linear motor stage moves, there is no wear problem, thus greatly extending the service life of the equipment.


Fifthly, from the perspective of environmental protection, the  linear motor stage  can reduce noise and pollution. Compared with traditional rack and pinion transmission, linear motors run more smoothly, have lower noise, and do not contain pollutants caused by oil and wear. Suitable for automated production lines with high environmental requirements.

Sixth, the linear motor stage can provide ultra-long stroke, high speed, high precision, and high efficiency, enabling large-scale application of automation equipment. It is especially suitable for occasions that require long strokes and high-precision positioning, such as large-scale assembly, testing, processing, and other equipment. This advantage plays an important role in unmanned workshops and intelligent construction and upgrades.


Seventh, the Linear motor stage supports modular design to facilitate mechanical upgrading and transformation. Linear motor stages usually adopt a modular design, can be customized according to the various requirements, and facilitate installation & easy maintenance, as well as future upgrades.

The last advantage is that it supports distributed control. The linear motor stage can adopt bus-distributed independent control, which could help simplify the number of cables, make the control system more concise, and improve the system's reliability and ease of maintenance.


In conclusion, Linear motor stages and mechanical automation are mutually reinforcing and inseparable. With high speed, high efficiency, high precision, and high dynamic performance, the linear motorized stages provide powerful motion support for mechanical automation, greatly improving the production efficiency and product quality of automation equipment. Linear motor stages help to achieve precise positioning, handling, assembly, and other tasks in automatic machines, thereby greatly simplifying the production process and reducing production costs. At the same time, the popularization and development of mechanical automation also provide a broad market and opportunities for the research development and application of linear motor s. Therefore, linear motor s and mechanical automation are in a relationship of mutual promotion and common development.


The above is just a summary of Jiankun Technology’s (Hunan Jiankun Precision Technology Co., Ltd) years of experience in linear motor and mechanical automation applications, it's not intended to be used as a reference for academic research, but technical communication and exchanges are welcome.

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