Make Informed Mechanical Motion Decisions with Help from the New Mechanical Motion Solutions Brochure from Thomson

Brochure reviews the company’s manufacturing capabilities and robust product offering that satisfy demanding application requirements

WOOD DALE, IL - Thomson has available a new Mechanical Motion Solutions brochure. The brochure provides an overview of key product features and specifications for the company's complete family of mechanical and electromechanical motion solutions. Additionally, the brochure highlights the company's 60+ years of motion expertise and robust manufacturing capabilities, ranging from a comprehensive offering of standard products to "white sheet" designs engineered to suit extraordinary application needs. It is currently available in English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.


Featured technologies include Linear Ball Bushing® bearings and 60 Case® LinearRace shafting, profile rail linear guides, ball and lead screws, specialty ball screws and components, True Planetary® gearheads, linear motion systems, positioning slides, precision linear actuators, linear actuators, worm gear screw jacks, clutches and brakes, and precision balls.

Mechanical Motion Solutions has also been updated to include information on the company's new 400 Series Profile Rail Linear Guides and Micron® AquaTRUE Planetary® Gearheads. 400 Series Profile Rail Linear Guides are a cost-effective solution engineered to deliver accurate, reliable, and compliant linear motion in straightforward automation applications. Micron AquaTRUE Planetary Gearheads are the industry's only 100% stainless steel gearheads specifically designed to satisfy the demanding performance requirements of food, beverage and pharmaceutical handling, packaging and dispensing applications.

About Thomson

With more than 60 years of motion control innovation and quality, Thomson is the industry's premier producer of Linear Ball Bushing® Bearings and Profile Rail Bearings, 60 Case™ Shafting, ground and rolled Ball Screws, Linear Actuators, Gearheads, Clutches, Brakes, Linear Systems, and related accessories. Thomson invented the Linear Ball Bushing Bearing in 1945, and has set the standard ever since with an unsurpassed set of mechanical motion control solutions serving global commercial and aerospace & defense markets. Thomson Industries, Inc. has facilities in North America, Europe and Asia with over 2000 distributor locations around the world.

Thomson, 1500 Mittel Boulevard, Wood Dale, IL 60191-1073; 1-540-633-3549; 1-540-633-0294 (fax);

Featured Product

Universal Robots - Collaborative Robot Solutions

Universal Robots - Collaborative Robot Solutions

Universal Robots is a result of many years of intensive research in robotics. The product portfolio includes the UR5 and UR10 models that handle payloads of up to 11.3 lbs. and 22.6 lbs. respectively. The six-axis robot arms weigh as little as 40 lbs. with reach capabilities of up to 51 inches. Repeatability of +/- .004" allows quick precision handling of even microscopically small parts. After initial risk assessment, the collaborative Universal Robots can operate alongside human operators without cumbersome and expensive safety guarding. This makes it simple and easy to move the light-weight robot around the production, addressing the needs of agile manufacturing even within small- and medium sized companies regarding automation as costly and complex. If the robots come into contact with an employee, the built-in force control limits the forces at contact, adhering to the current safety requirements on force and torque limitations. Intuitively programmed by non-technical users, the robot arms go from box to operation in less than an hour, and typically pay for themselves within 195 days. Since the first UR robot entered the market in 2009, the company has seen substantial growth with the robotic arms now being sold in more than 50 countries worldwide.