The M50 motor is optimized to provide high forces with minimum moving mass, specifically for applications demanding high continuous accelerations of relatively light payloads as in die sorting, high-speed pick and place, injection mold loading/unloading, and textile weaving. Peak forces from 847 to 3811 N (190 to 857 lb) and continuous forces from 189 to 852 N (43 to 192 lb) are available from coils weighing 0.7 to 3.3 kg (1.6 to 7.2 lb). Features include a connector module incorporating commutation sensors home and overtravel limit sensors, modular magnet tracks for unlimited travel lengths, and plastic spacers between the magnets for a flush surface.

Parker Hannifin Corp., Electromechanical Automation Div., 5500 Business Park Dr., Rohnert Park, CA 94928, (707) 584-2449,