The UPL series of printed linear motors from INA (Schaeffler Group) offer a high level of cost and energy efficiency. The innovative manufacturing technology, which IDAM has made ready for the volume production of linear motors for the first time, works by "printing" the coils of the motor layer by layer and is the reason for the motors' outstanding performance. These coils are produced in a multi-layer design based on conventional circuit board material. Multiple layers of copper are applied and then wired together to form a "printed" coil. This type of motor, in which the forcer moves in a U-shaped secondary part, is known as an ironless linear motor.
The linear motors are suited to applications in which excellent path and positioning accuracy, outstanding dynamics, the shortest possible response times, and a compact design are key. They are available in lengths of 34 to 258mm and with a force range of 10 to 240N.