7 July 2022
The collaboration between Zeleros and ArcelorMittal is a co-engineering project for the design of a linear motor and its integration into a support structure. A challenging R&D task indeed, due to the high-level, pulsating forces the linear motor needs to develop, in an energy-efficient way. The project involves electromagnetic evaluation of different electrical steel options, as well as the definition and mechanical design of an adequate structure to allow for proper movement of cargo, without degradation of the machine performance. Within this structure, rails provide a guidance function. Thanks to this collaboration, ArcelorMittal Europe - Long products, Rails & Special Sections has developed new products with improved guiding performance to be integrated into the SELF-Booster test track. The combination of high wear resistance properties along with customized geometry fulfils the need for tight tolerances of the propulsion system.
The multidisciplinary ArcelorMittal team for the structural, mechanical and electromagnetic aspects, proves the strength of our approach for such complex innovative projects, both in defining new products and in developing new solutions.