Magnetic Linear Drive Carbody and Slewing Platform

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  • This was a concept machine for a design challenge for IVT magazine. Its an RT crane that uses magnetic linear and rotary action motors in place of hydraulics and traditional track frame systems. The walking legs help for traveling through water hazards, steep inclines or to level the machine on inclines or uneven ground during crane operations. Each foot has its own track frame for faster travel when walking system is not needed. These track frames use a magnetic linear motor to drive the individual track frames.