ANCA USA introduced its tubular linear motor technology in three machines at IMTS 2014. The line of FX linear tool and cutter grinders incorporate the new LinX tubular linear motor technology developed by ANCA Motion. The LinX motor is said to be an efficient, high-performance cylindrical motion system that provides improved performance at alower cost when compared to conventional linear and rotary motors.
Related Glossary Terms
- linear motor
Functionally the same as a rotary motor in a machine tool, a linear motor can be thought of as a standard permanent-magnet, rotary-style motor slit axially to the center and then peeled back and laid flat. The major advantage of using a linear motor to drive the axis motion is that it eliminates the inefficiency and mechanical variance caused by the ballscrew assembly system used in most CNC machines.