Conference paper

Linear motor optimization using an analytical model

This paper describes a linear motor optimization based on an analytical model. The studied motor, also called "ironless", consists of an iron core U shape with permanent magnets on each side, between which the coils can move. The glider which supports the coils is made of a non-ferromagnetic composite material, like epoxy. For this reason this type of motor has a small force density, but on the other hand this motor has a small moving mass, which allows high accelerations. The goal is to show that various optimization criteria can product different results

    Keywords: coils ; composite materials ; linear motors


    Lab. of Integrated Actuators, Ecole Polytech Federale Lausanne, Switzerland


    linear motor optimization

    permanent magnets


    nonferromagnetic composite material


    • LAI-CONF-2004-006

    Record created on 2006-06-15, modified on 2017-05-10


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