Path module for a linear motor, modular linear motor system and method to control the same

  • US 7,781,993 B1
  • Filed: 12/28/2006
  • Issued: 08/24/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/26/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A linear motor system, comprising:

  • a plurality of substantially similar path modules configured to facilitate efficient configuration for one or more paths which convey at least one stage;

    the plurality of substantially similar path modules comprising at least;

    a plurality of data receiver components that receive pulse data indicative of a position of the at least one stage; and

    a control processor component that utilizes the received pulse data to determine the position and/or a velocity of the at least one stage.

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