While machines are often designed with strictly linear motions in mind closed tracks are interesting for many applications.
With the new curved magnet plate design from Tecnotion many more versatile track configurations are possible.
The curved magnet plates have a smart design that compensates for force losses in the curves due to commutation error, which occur due to straight coils on curved tracks. Standard motors can be used which have a low attraction force in respect to their continuous force exerting low wear on the bearings. They also have low cogging which gives in combination with a cogging compensation algorithm for the curved sections gives a very smooth motion.
Tecnotion is able to deliver up to 2000N of continuous force depending on diameter. Which makes the curved sections interesting for many packaging, transportation and other applications.