An electric induction motor which produces straight-line motion (as opposed to rotary motion) by means of a linear stator and rotor placed in parallel.
- The counter mass, which floats on air bearings, is attached to a linear motor guide (stator).
- The magnetic field of the linear motor is self-contained within the U-channel design.
- The exposed incremental linear encoder from Heidenhain is suitable for production equipment in the automation and electronics industries and for applications on linear motors.
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