Integrated slide with iron-core coil and magnet track components
The SGT Sigma Trac is a legacy product and no longer promoted in the Americas. The Sigma Trac SGT was a series of linear actuators designed to reduce the work and unknown costs often involved in implementing linear motor technology into automation machines. Factory assembled to a precision aluminum base, Sigma Trac SGT delivered an uncompromising linear motor performance in a bolt-on, plug-in package. Automatic motor recognition meant the start-up of the Sigma Trac was as quick and easy as a rotary servo system. Sigma Trac is well suited for single-axis point-to-point applications or for use in coordinated motion applications, faster cycle times are the common result. Speeds up to 5 m/s and acceleration up to 5 g were possible.
Motion control systems consist of three main components: a controller, an amplifier and the motor itself. These three components must work together in harmony to ensure high performance and ease-of-use. This article will examine the latest Yaskawa product offerings in these three areas. It will show how these products work individually, and how they work together in an integrated motion control system.