Design FAQs http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8200/more en Linear Motor Free Piston Pumps http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/linear-motor-free-piston-pumps <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by MEDO USA Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>What is the main difference between a piston pump and a diaphragm pump? What&#39;s the difference between linear motor pumps and conventional motor-driven pumps? Where are linear piston pumps used? 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