Good to Know

We included some rudimentary knowledge on our product types via a frequently asked questions section on this page, but we also thought it was important to include some of the questions our engineers are likely to ask you, in an effort to narrow your specific needs.

Our engineers prove time and again to be the greatest resource for solving the challenges of our customers. Our document library is dedicated to sharing some of those solutions via drawings, whitepapers and other assets to assist your next project.

Aside from those assets, we’re proud to offer this Linear Motor Configuration Tool where you can search for existing products that meet your requirements. Many of our linear motor projects are custom jobs with configuration changes such as bolt placement, cord additions or altering the location of magnet tracks. Using the configuration tool will help you find something we’ve already created or determine if our engineers can devise a simple solution for your needs.

Is coupling possible with iron core motors?

Yes, single iron core coils within the same motor constant can be coupled.

How customizable are iron core motors?

Airex’s iron core motors are extremely customizable. We can make alterations and additions to our existing iron core motors, I-38 or I-70, or we can design and engineer and complete custom iron core motor for your needs.

Why choose an iron core motor over other options?

The magnetic resistance is low and magnetic force is high in iron core motors, which produces high continuous force. Iron core motors also feature strong thermal management.

What are the best uses for an iron core motor?

Airex’s iron core motors feature a low-cogging design, providing precision motion control, making them an ideal choice for large-scale printing projects. The power of our iron core linear motors also make them a solid choice for automated machining jobs.

An iron core motor consists of which materials?

Airex’s iron core motors consist of a steel core, coil unit and a magnet plate.

Define iron core motors.

Iron core motors, as their name suggests, feature steel at their core. These motors are known for their high continuous force and power, even in a smaller motor.

How can I discover more about ironless motors?

Airex design and engineering teams have decades of knowledge on the ins and outs of ironless motors. Reach out here and our team will be in touch quickly.

How customizable are ironless motors?

Airex’s ironless motors are extremely customizable. Our existing C- and P-Series motors can be adapted and upgraded to fit your exact needs, or we can design and engineer a complete precision ironless motor for your production.

Call us for detailed assistance in choosing and customizing your motor. Our experience and tools can help guide you to a design with a lower parts count and higher level of integration and higher resulting performance.

Why choose an ironless motor over other options?

The relatively low forces on the magnetic bearings result in a much longer life of the motor. The lack of steel in an ironless motor makes them much lighter, meaning they require less force or power to function. Airex ironless motors stop and hold in position without jitters or a high degree of temperature fluctuation.

Ironless motors consist of which materials?

Ironless motors can be constructed with a variety of magnets and precious metals, but do not have an iron core. Airex ironless motors generally consist of a wound copper core, rare earth magnets, nickel-plated aluminum and stainless steel.

Define ironless motors.

As their name suggests, ironless motors feature interior ironless coil at the core of the motor ironless coil unit, making them lighter. Ironless motors tend to have greater precision than iron core motors.

What are the functions of a linear motor?

Linear motors produce motion in a straight line rather than a circular motion, and they provide the power for transporting from point A to point B, such as a conveyor belt or railroad track. Linear motors are also a solution for actions requiring speed control. They are often used in semiconductor, print and science industries, where they help perform measuring and testing tasks.

Questions We May Ask You

  • What is the overall move length?
  • What is the mass and characteristic of the load you are moving?
  • Is your move at a high-speed, low-speed or variable speed?
  • How accurate do you need the move? Speed? Ramp?
  • What shape move do you have? Trapezoidal? Sinusoidal?
  • What kind of a move profile do you have?
  • How long do you hold position?
  • What’s the dwell time?
  • What’s the duty cycle?
  • How much heat is in the system at the start?
  • Is heat a factor in machine operation?

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