New Thomson Video Teaches Lubricating Techniques for Linear Guides and Bearings

Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, has released a new educational video for design engineers, which provides step-by-step instructions on how to properly lubricate linear bearings and guides. The video is the latest in an ongoing series of multimedia content from Thomson intended to maximize performance, reduce lifecycle costs and extend the life of high precision linear motion technology.

10.19.2015, WOOD DALE, IL - Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, has released a new educational video for design engineers, which provides step-by-step instructions on how to properly lubricate linear bearings and guides. The video is the latest in an ongoing series of multimedia content from Thomson intended to maximize performance, reduce lifecycle costs and extend the life of high precision linear motion technology.


"Any system with moving parts will eventually wear out, but understanding the role of lubrication and characteristics of the lubrication itself can help linear guide users make the most of their automation investment," said Jeremy Gong, Global Product Manager at Thomson

In the video, Gong steps users through the lubrication process, starting with a method for cleaning and continuing to show best practice on how to maintain a linear guide. Gong explains: "Any motion of the bearings will pickup the applied grease and this will circulate throughout the housing."

Gong explains how successful lubrication also "depends on the quality of the lubricant, which can impact the reliability and reduce evaporation over time." Also, Gong describes a new lubrication product from Thomson called LinearLube that is designed to slow the evaporation process and extend bearing life.

Thomson strives to continually innovate and lead the marketplace in linear motion solutions and share their application engineering and technical expertise. To that end, Thomson has authored a wide range of educational videos, webinars and technical white papers available now at http://www.thomsonlinear.com to inform and guide design engineers, explain technology alternatives and simplify the linear motion component selection process.

To view the full video, please visit: http://www.thomsonlinear.com/website/com/eng/design_tools/techtips.php

For more information about Thomson's range of linear guides, please visit: http://www.thomsonlinear.com/website/com/eng/products/linear_bearings_and_guides.php

About Thomson

With more than 70 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 Industries, Inc., 1500 Mittel Boulevard, Wood Dale, IL 60191-1073; 1-540-633-3549; 1-540-633-0294 (fax); Thomson@thomsonlinear.com; www.thomsonlinear.com.

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