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Linear Motor Market

Linear Motor Market

Linear Motor Market Forecast, Trend, Analysis & Competition Tracking By Design (Flatbed, U-Channel, Cylindrical), By Axis (Single Axis, Double Axis) - Global Market Insights 2021 to 2031

Linear Motor Market

About the Linear Motor Market Report

The global linear motor market size is anticipated to exceed US$ 2 billion valuation by 2031, expanding at approximately 6% CAGR across the forecast period of 2021 to 2031. Numerous technological advancements in industrial production, including additive manufacturing and robotic automation, have paved the way for increased linear motor adoption.

Demand for durable linear motors across the electronics & assembly industry is likely to tower over others, attributed to increase in the consumption of electronics across numerous industrial verticals. Furthermore, demand for coreless linear motors is expected show a significant incline. This new report by Fact.MR tracks global sales of linear motors in 20+ high-growth markets, along with analyzing the impact COVID-19 has had on industrial goods domain in general, and linear motor demand in particular.

Linear Motor Market (2031)

US$ 2 billion

Global Market Growth Rate


Report Coverage

Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends

Segments Covered       

  Type, Application

How Do Historical Trends Compare to Future Projections in Linear Motor Market?

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 time period. However, prospected have been restored since the latter half of 2020.

How is Piezoelectric Device Manufacturing Deploying Linear Motor Technology?

Piezoelectric devices are widely deployed in sensors and small stroke actuators 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 the semiconductor, 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.

Is Additive Manufacturing 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 demand for linear motors. Texas-based startup 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.

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Linear Motor Market - Country-wise Analysis

How is China Stimulating Bulk of Linear Motor Demand?

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, 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.

Will Japan Provide Ample Growth Opportunities for Linear Motor Manufacturers?

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 that of robotics, which will significantly employ linear motor systems in forthcoming years.

Linear Motor Market - Category-wise Insights

How is the Electronics & Assembly Industry Creating Growth Opportunities?

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 longevity of motion-control enabled devices such as leadscrews.

Moreover, extensive electronics applications across the automotive industry has heightened demand for semiconductors, which majorly rely on linear motion technology. This has generated significant revenue streams in the electronics & assembly segment.

Why are Cylindrical Linear Motors Highly Preferred?

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 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.

What are the Benefits of Coreless Linear Motors?

By core, demand for coreless linear motors is expected to see a massive incline in forthcoming years. As opposed to an iron core linear motor, a coreless motor is considerably lighter in weight, which helps attain higher operating efficiency as it uses less fuel or energy.

Hence, increasing demand is experienced across key industries such as packaging, semiconductors, automotive and other application areas respectively. This is boosting overall growth prospects for the market.

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Linear Motor Market - Competitive Landscape

Notable developments in the market are as follows:

  • 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, easily integrated into energy-efficient systems

*This list is indicative- full details about prominent linear motor players is available upon request

Linear Motor Market Report Scope



Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

US$ Mn for Value & ‘000 Units for Volume

Key Regions Covered

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • South America
  • Middle East & Africa

Key Countries Covered

  • US
  • Canada
  • UK
  • Germany
  • France
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • GCC
  • South Africa
  • Brazil

Key Segments Covered

  • Design
  • Axis
  • Core
  • Sales Channel
  • Application
  • Region

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

Key Market Segments Covered

  • Design

    • Flatbed Linear Motors
    • U-Channel Linear Motors
    • Cylindrical Linear Motors
  • Sales Channel

    • Direct OEMs
    • Direct System Integrators
    • Distributors
  • Axis

    • Single-axis Linear Motors
    • Multi-axis Linear Motors
  • Core

    • Iron Core Linear Motors
    • Coreless Linear Motors
  • 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
  • Region

    • North America (US and Canada)
    • Europe (UK, Germany, France and Rest of Europe)
    • Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, Australia, New Zealand and Rest of Asia Pacific)
    • Middle East & Africa (GCC, South Africa and Rest of MEA)
    • South America (Brazil and Rest of South America)

- FAQs -

ANCA Group, BOSCH Rexroth, ETEL S.A., FANUC Corporation, Hitachi Metals Ltd., HIWIN Corporation, Jenney Science AG, and KML Linear Motion Technology GmbH are some prominent linear motor manufacturers profiled by Fact.MR
China is expected to pivot the global linear motor market growth, attributed to extensive uptake across the automotive manufacturing sector
The market is poised to surpass US$ 2 billion by 2031, expanding at a CAGR of approximately 6% throughout the forecast period

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