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Beginning with the control of accessory drives on garden tractors and farm equipment and broadening to encompass applications ranging simple remote control to complex precision control systems, our linear actuator experience spans more than four decades.

Why use Electric Linear Actuators?

Electric actuators are more cost-effective than their hydraulic and pneumatic counterparts. Electric actuators benefit from cleaner, simpler, and more energy-efficient power transmission. Electric actuator integration is easier with programmable controls, and maintenance is minimized with no parts replacement or lubrication needed except in extreme conditions.

What are Industrial Linear Actuators?

Industrial Linear Actuators are electric actuator products that operate in typical open loop applications powered by 12, 24, 36 VDC or 115, 230, 400 VAC. A linear actuator is excellent for agricultural, construction, mining and industrial equipment to control seats, hoods, doors, covers, throttles and many other devices. Our linear actuators are ideal for medical, health and fitness, office and entertainment, and marine equipment. Our industrial linear actuator products include our Electrak® Series of linear actuators, Lifting Columns linear actuators, and Rodless linear actuator slides.

Electrak DC Actuators

Thomson offers Electrak® Linear Actuators in DC power versions. With added features and performance capacity, these products follow the quality reputation of our previous designs. From standard to customizable stroke lengths, clevis to trunnion mounts, ball or acme screw drives, and a variety of DC control options, Thomson can provide a fit for just about any application requirement.

Electrak DC electric linear Actuators

Electrak AC Actuators

Thomson offers Electrak® Linear Actuators in AC power versions. With added features and performance capacity, these products follow the quality reputation of our previous designs. From standard to customizable stroke lengths, clevis to trunnion mounts, ball or acme screw drives, and a variety of AC control options, Thomson can provide a fit for just about any application requirement.

Electrak AC electronic actuators

Electrak Non-Driven Actuators

Electrak® Non-Driven actuators are designed for customers who either desire to select their own actuation motor system or have an application need for synchronous operation of multiple actuators. Synchronous operation kits and other accessories are also available for interconnectivity of multiple units.

Electrak non-driven electrical actuators

Lifting Columns

Thomson Lifting Columns are designed with the same care and expertise as Thomson's industry-leading series of linear actuators. During the development process, our focus was on space saving, modern design, high performance, and safe operation. Along with our maintenance free life, easy installation, and light weight envelope, these lifting columns are a first choice for domestic, medical, and work place applications.

Lifting columns electronic actuators

Rodless Linear Actuators

Rodless actuators are uniquely designed for quiet operation and suitable for indoor domestic and medical environments. With easy installation by means of a T-slot design throughout its travel, this actuator incorporates a DC motor and gearbox assembly providing movement to the carriage using either a ball or lead screw drive. It consists of an extruded anodized aluminum profile and is available in both vertical and horizontal models.

rodless electrical actuators

What are Precision Linear Actuators?

Precision Linear Actuators are electric actuators cylinders operating in AC closed loop systems with drive control. Our ECT Series of linear actuators is specifically designed for high-precision, push-rod applications where positioning accuracy, high speed and high force capacities are a must. The electric actuator motor options include 3-phase AC servo and 3-phase induction with parallel belt, parallel gear, or direct drive inline mounting. Our selection of precision linear actuators also includes the PC Series linear actuators, and the T-Series linear actuators.

PC-Series™ Precision Linear Actuators

Thomson PC Series electric actuators are designed to deliver superior performance while saving you time and money with easy product sizing and selection, quick and reliable installation, and reduced maintenance. Customize your solution and select from the longest stroke lengths available in the industry, and utilize a plug and play mounting solution that accommodates more than 600 motor types and sizes. The exceptional power density of the PC Series allows you to build a quieter, more compact machine.

PC Series high speed linear actuator

T-series electrical actuator

The proven design of the T series precision linear actuators has found its way into thousands of applications throughout the world. Precision-rolled ball screws provide smooth motion, accurate positioning and quiet operation while the slide guide bushings and the rugged exterior design allows it to be used in the thoughest applications. The T series combines durability, performance and ease-of-use with a large selection of factory-engineered options and accessories. Regardless of the environment or requirement, we can customize our standard models to fit just about any application.

T-series electrical actuator

ECT-Series Precision Linear Actuators

Thomson's ECT Series of Precision Linear Actuators are our highest performing line of electric cylinder systems. Designed for the most demanding applications, the ECT Series is ideal when powerful performance over a long life cycle is required. With a full complement of drive controls, accessories, options, and mounting types, these systems are adaptable to just about any application environment. As a better choice over hydraulic or pneumatic equivalents, the ECT Series are simpler to install, maintain, and control. This family comes in two different sizes mating our traditional T-Series T90 and T130 actuators with both AC servo and 3Φ AC induction motor configurations.

ECT series electrical actuator
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