Linear Motor Market

Linear Motor Market Analysis by Design (Flatbed, U-Channel, Cylindrical), by Axis (Single-axis, Multi-axis), by Core (Iron Core, Coreless), by Application (Electronics and Assembly, Food & Beverage, Metrology), by Sales Channel, by Region - Global Insights 2022-2032

Analysis of Linear Motor market covering 30 + countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Linear Motor Industry Outlook (2022-2032)

The global Linear Motor market is likely to be valued at US$ 1.17 Billion in FY 2022, up from US$ 1.1 Billion in 2021.

During the past year, the industry registered a Y-o-Y increase worth 6.3%. From 2022 to 2032, Linear Motor sales are poised to flourish at a CAGR of 6% to reach a value of US$ 2.1 Billion by the end of 2032.

Report Attributes Details

Anticipated Base Year Value (2021)

US$ 1.1 Billion

Expected Market Value (2022)

US$ 1.17 Billion

Projected Forecast Value (2032)

US$ 2.1 Billion

Global Growth Rate (2022-2032)


Growth Rate of the U.S Market (2022-2032)

5.8% CAGR

Expected Market Value of China (2032)

US$ 1.5 Billion

U.K Market Expansion Rate (2022-2032)

5.6% CAGR

Key Companies Profiled

  • Aerotech Inc.
  • ANCA Group
  • BOSCH Rexroth
  • ETEL S.A.
  • FANUC Corporation
  • Hitachi Metals Ltd.
  • HIWIN Corporation
  • Jenney Science AG
  • KML Linear Motion Technology GmbH
  • Kollmorgen Corporation
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
  • Moog Inc.
  • NTI AG LinMot & MagSpring
  • Oswald Elektromotoren GmbH
  • Parker-Hannifin Corporation
  • Piezo Motor Uppsala AB
  • Rockwell Automation Inc.
  • Sodick Co. Ltd.
  • Sumitomo Electric Industries
  • Yaskawa Electric Corporation

Demand for Cylindrical Linear motors will continue to thrive, with a documented CAGR of 5.3% during the 2015-2021 historical period of assessment, while demand for Linear motors in the Electronics segment proliferated at a rate of 5.3% during the same period. The APAC will dominate the global market, registering a growth opportunity worth US$ 1.5 Billion from 2022 to 2032.

Numerous technological advancements in industrial production, including additive manufacturing and robotic automation, have paved the way for increased linear motor adoption.

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2015 to 2021 Linear Motor Market Revenue Analysis vs. Market Outlook 2022-2032

From 2015 to 2021, market demand for linear motors surged at a CAGR of 6.3%. Over the years, industrial output has inclined significantly across several domains, most importantly across the automotive and industrial goods sectors. This has boded well for linear motor sales, as end-users seek to incorporate highly advanced manufacturing technologies.

Growth was significantly impacted amid the pandemic crisis, with mandatory shutdowns imposed across major industries to curb the spread of the virus. This impacted automotive and other goods production cycles for a brief period. However, prospects have been restored since the latter half of 2021. During the 2022-2032 forecast period, the market is slated to flourish 1.8x.

Key Drivers Stimulating Linear Motor Industry Expansion

Piezoelectric Device Manufacturing is Deploying Linear Motor Technology

Piezoelectric devices are widely deployed in small stroke actuators and sensors for use in various applications. As the technology has evolved, these devices are now being supported with a range of linear and rotary motion devices that offer precision motion control down to nanometer precision.

However, it has been found that the total cost of these piezoelectric devices is relatively high, and is primarily used in premium markets such as semiconductors, optics, and photonics. This issue has led to continued research in new methods for configuring and controlling piezoceramic materials with novel techniques to establish motion devices.

Companies manufacturing linear motors should collaborate with researchers, such as at the Kiev Polytechnic Institute, Ukraine, to create a portfolio of patents in linear and rotary motion devices that provide useful technical benefits.

Additive Manufacturing to Act as an Emerging Application Area in Linear Motor Market

Linear motor players are unlocking potential growth prospects in additive manufacturing. Linear motors help deliver speed and scale to production while lowering costs. The increasing demand for repeatable and reliable machines in additive manufacturing has fueled the demand for linear motors. Texas-based start-up Essentium is a pioneer, offering the High-Speed Extrusion (HSE) polymer AM machine.

Highly dynamic, flexible, and modular designs in linear motors are being developed by companies manufacturing linear motors. For instance, Beckhoff is gaining popularity for its modular coil design in linear motors that serve as an alternative to conventional drive systems such as rack-and-pinion.

Linear motor market forecast by Fact.MR

Key Challenges to Linear Motor Industry Expansion

High Cost of Installation and Maintenance to Restrict Market Growth

Even though the linear motors market is budding at a staggering rate, few aspects are still restraining its growth. Excessive set-up, installation, and implementation expenditures stifle market growth because they are out of the stretch for countries in diverse penurious regions. The expense of upholding is equally expensive.

Additionally, the market's growth is likely to be hindered by a lack of availability in various locations. The dearth of public understanding about the several applications of linear motors confines the market's growth to a great extent.

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Country-wise Analysis

How is China Stimulating Bulk of Linear Motor Demand?

Greater Industrial Expansion in China to Propagate Demand for Linear Motor

China accounts for the majority of global industrial output across key domains. According to Trading Economics, China’s industrial production rose by over 14% Y-o-Y in March 2021. Chemical manufacturing, automotive, and cement are amongst the top three industry giants across the country.

Hence, the uptake of linear motors for easing manufacturing progress is increasing at an impressive pace. Prominent linear motor suppliers across the East Asian giant include Xinchang Maiqi Drive Technology Co. Ltd., Wuxi JDR Automation Equipment Co. Ltd., and CHANGZHOU JKONGMOTOR CO. LTD. among others. Fact.MR forecasts that the Chinese Linear Motor Market is estimated at nearly US$ 800 Million in 2022 and is likely to expand to US$ 1.5 Billion, following a CAGR of 6.5% throughout the forecast period.

Will Japan Provide Ample Growth Opportunities for Linear Motor Manufacturers?

Advancement in Aerospace Industry to Induce Linear Motor Manufacturing

The Japanese market is expected to yield major expansion opportunities amid its superior position in the field of electronics, automotive, and aerospace industries among others. Currently, the Japanese automotive industry is worth over US$ 400 Billion, employing over 8% of its workforce. Likewise, Japan’s aerospace industry has a strong international reputation, particularly in the field of research and development (R&D).

Recently, however, it has shifted its focus from R&D to the commercialization of space technology. However, the most promising industry is robotics, which will significantly employ linear motor systems in the forthcoming years. As per Fact.MR’s market analysis report, the Japanese Linear Motor Industry is forecasted to exceed US$ 1.3 Billion by 2032, following a CAGR growth rate of 5.7% during the conjecture period.

Country-wise Value CAGRs for Linear Motor (2022-2032)









South Korea


Category-wise Insights

How is the Electronics & Assembly Industry Creating Growth Opportunities?

Spiraling Application of Electronic Equipment Opens Countless Growth Prospects for Manufacturers

As the world rapidly moves towards automation and smart technology, demand for electronics & assembly has been surging manifold. Linear motors are catering to this ever-increasing demand by helping enhance the longevity of motion-control enabled devices such as leadscrews.

Moreover, extensive electronics applications across the automotive industry have heightened demand for semiconductors, which majorly rely on linear motion technology. This has generated significant revenue streams in the electronics & assembly segment. The latest analysis reveals that this segment is likely to document a 5.1% CAGR over the assessment period.

Why are Cylindrical Linear Motors Highly Preferred?

In-grown Capabilities of Cylindrical Linear Motors Augments the Market Growth

By design, cylindrical linear motors shall remain highly preferred as it is an effective alternative to screw-driven rod-type actuators. In rod-style thrust applications, linear motors provide high speed and acceleration, precise positioning, and the ability to withstand high duty cycles.

The primary benefit of tubular linear motors over flat and U-channel types is their high efficiency. The direction of the force is perpendicular to both the magnetic field and the current. Fact.MR’s forecast that the foresaid market segment will proliferate at a growth rate of 5.3% in the next decade.

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Competitive Landscape

Prominent Linear Motor providers are reliant on partnerships, collaborations, acquisitions, and new software launches to stay afloat in the global market. Constant innovations to ensure a seamless client-customer relationship are the main focus of prominent market players.

  • In January 2019, Aerotech Inc. and Micronix USA entered a strategic partnership to offer complimentary precision motion products to industrial and research markets, particularly for easy-to-use nanopositioning products.
  • In April 2019, ANCA Group launched its new tubular linear motor LinX M series to support demanding automation applications whilst increasing efficiency in a compact footprint
  • In 2021, BOSCH Rexroth introduced the new RM10-MPP and RM15-MPP mid pressure load sensing valve platform which is easy to apply for today’s functional demands, and easily integrated into energy-efficient systems.

Key Segments Covered in the Linear Motor Industry Survey

  • Linear Motor by Design :

    • Flatbed Linear Motors
    • U-Channel Linear Motors
    • Cylindrical Linear Motors
  • Linear Motor by Sales Channel :

    • Direct OEMs
    • Direct System Integrators
    • Distributors
  • Linear Motor by Axis :

    • Single-axis Linear Motors
    • Multi-axis Linear Motors
  • Linear Motor by Core :

    • Iron Core Linear Motors
    • Coreless Linear Motors
  • Linear Motor by Application :

    • Linear Motors for Electronics and Assembly Industry
    • Linear Motors for Food & Beverage Industry
    • Linear Motors for Medical and Scientific Applications
    • Linear Motors for Metrology
    • Linear Motors for Transportation
    • Linear Motors for High-load Applications
    • Linear Motors for Flat Panel Display
    • Linear Motors for Machine Tools - Metal Forming & Cutting
    • Linear Motors for Packaging and Labeling
    • Linear Motors for Printing
    • Linear Motors for Robotics
    • Linear Motors for Non-industrial Applications
    • Linear Motors for Semiconductor Manufacturing
    • Others
  • Linear Motor by Region :

    • North America Linear Motor Market
    • Latin America Linear Motor Market
    • Europe Linear Motor Market
    • Asia Pacific Linear Motor Market
    • The Middle East & Africa Linear Motor Market

- FAQs -

What was the market worth for Linear Motor in 2021?

As of 2021, Fact.MR estimated the Linear Motor market to have reached US$ 1.1 Billion

What is the expected worth of the Linear Motor industry in 2022?

By 2022, Fact.MR expected demand for Linear motors to reach US$ 1.17 Billion

At what rate did the Linear Motor market flourish from 2015-to 2021?

From 2015-to 2021, the Linear Motor market grew at a 5.8% value CAGR

What is the expected forecast CAGR for Linear Motor from 2022-to 2032?

From 2022-to 2032, Linear Motor demand is likely to surge at a 6% CAGR

At what value will the market for Linear Motor close in 2032?

By 2032, the market for Linear motors is likely to be valued at US$ 2 Billion

What is the expected market value for the U.S Linear Motor market?

By 2032, Fact.MR expects the U.S market for Linear motors to reach US$ 1.4 Billion

How opportunistic is the Chinese market for Linear motors?

China is expected to register a 6.5% CAGR in the Linear Motor industry

What are the expected growth rates for the South Korean and Japanese markets?

South Korea and Japan are expected to document CAGRs worth 5.7% and 5.9% respectively in the Linear Motor market

Which Design type will account for the maximum Linear Motor revenue?

Cylindrical Linear Motor will be maximum, expanding at a 5.1% CAGR

By Application, which category is likely to remain top-selling until 2032?

Linear Motor in Electronics & Assembly industry will remain most preferred, expanding at a CAGR of 5.3% until 2032

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