LIM Question

I have a question about linear induction motors. I can't seem to actually find the answer anywhere. Is one rail a permanent magnet and the other an electromagnet, or are both of them electromagnets?

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Kiteman8 years ago
http://www.explainthatstuff.com/linearmotor.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear_motor

(Under 5 seconds in google, including typing "linear motor" and hitting the search button).
puffyfluff (author)  Kiteman8 years ago
Yeah, I just seem to have problems with searching. They just never work out. It's probably because I was searching for "linear induction motor."
A good strategy with Google is to start specific (as you did), then remove qualifiers (e.g. remove "induction"). Also try synonyms.
puffyfluff (author)  kelseymh8 years ago
That's my usual strategy. Sometimes I'm just small-minded.
Probably more impatient then small minded ;-)
puffyfluff (author)  Goodhart8 years ago
Yes. Luckily, my impatience comes in five-minute monthly bursts. That must have been one.
it does take a certain panache to do good searches, and just a little practice, but I have had my own share of frustrations online doing searches also :- )
puffyfluff (author)  Goodhart8 years ago
Yeah. I think everyone's had a few searching troubles :) Most of my problems mostly arise from searching for C++ help.