What is linear motion and linear motion machines?
Linear motion is a kind of movement on a line. There have few different kind of linear motion machines such as: linear actuators, electric cylinder, linear modules. Normally linear actuators can be applied to solar trackers and industrial area normal precision project. Electric cylinders are applied to industrial high precision projects. Linear modules are applied to industrial high speed and precision projects.
Low precision, heavy load, low speed, if the applications don’t care about precision and speed, you can think about using linear actuators. Normally linear actuators are made of screw lead and gearbox reducer. The controllers for them are not complex.
High precision, heavy load, high speed, if you need these high requirements, you are better to use electric cylinders. Usually electric cylinders are made of ball screw lead and belt sheave transmission. The controllers for them are very complex.
If you need more high precision and high speed, you have to use linear modules. Linear modules are made of completed belt sheave transmission. The controllers for them are same complex as electric cylinders.
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