Co-founded by MIT professor Dr. Richard Thornton in 1996, MagneMotion provides assembly automation, material handling, and transportation solutions based on advanced electro-magnetic technology and controls. At the core of MagneMotion’s products and services is a new generation of linear synchronous motor (LSM) technology that provides significantly higher performance than conventional transportation and factory automation systems. MagneMotion has proven to be the front-runner in providing innovative and cost-effective linear motor solutions sought by industry leaders in the transportation and manufacturing sectors and by government agencies such as the DOT, DOE, DOD and NASA. MagneMotion holds patents and has special expertise in motor and magnet array design and fabrication; position sensing, communication, and control for linear synchronous motors; as well as propulsion, levitation, guidance and switching for maglev and wheel-based transport systems. Mass. Capital’s investment was designed to assist in the commercialization of this exciting technology.
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