Linear Actuators

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Thomson's Linear Actuators offer best fits for a variety of applications. With both standard and customizable stroke lengths up to 915 mm (36 in), these families can provide full load forces as high as 6670 N (1500 lbf).  Available in both DC (12, 24, 36) and AC (115, 230, 400) voltage models, these actuators come optionally packaged with a wide selection of controls and accessories. For higher loads, longer strokes or other custom requirements, please contact the factory.

Electric Actuation for Grain Handling Equipment

VIDEO: Electric Actuation for Grain Handling Equipment

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Grain bins, auger carts and seed tenders have many hydraulic and manual operations that can benefit from simple, clean and maintenance free electric actuators.See the difference between hydraulics and electric actuators for the folding of the auger, pivoting of the spout, and opening of hatches.

Hydraulic to Electric: Industrial Actuators

VIDEO: Hydraulic to Electric: Industrial Actuators

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Al Wroblaski, Thomson Linear Actuator Product Line Manager, demonstrates the advantages of Industrial Linear Actuators over hydraulic systems. He discusses issues such as contamination, temperature, safety, economy, maintenance, integration and system size. Also included is a demonstration of application data acquisition techniques and their use in optimizing customer applications.

Electrak Throttle

Thomson has taken the rugged, dependable features of the Electrak E050 and added capabilities making the Electrak Throttle linear actuator an ideal solution for industrial vehicles where throttle control is required. Learn more about Electrak Throttle >

Max Jac Heavy Duty

The new Thomson Max Jac® linear actuator is one of the most rugged actuators you can find on the market today.  It incorporates decades of experience Thomson has gained from making linear actuators for the mobile-off-highway market.  The Max Jac is built to perform in harsh environments and materials, such as fertilizers, mud, sand, high pressure water, slush, salt water, snow...

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WhisperTrak

Thomson WhisperTrak™ Linear Actuators are the newest addition to our well-known electric linear actuator family. This actuator sets a new standard for personal mobility, medical, rehab, office and domestic applications. It is small, quiet, washdown-proof and created from the accumulated knowledge that Thomson has gathered by being the actuator industry leader for over 40 years.

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Electrak DC

Thomson offers Electrak® Linear Actuators in DC powered versionsWith 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, homson can provide a fit for just about any application requirement.Learn more about Electrak DC >

Electrak AC

Thomson offers Electrak® Linear Actuators in AC power versionsWith 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.Learn more about Electrak AC >

Electrak Non-Driven

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.Learn more about Electrak Non-Driven >

Rodless Units

LM80 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 via either a ball or lead screw drive. It consists of an extruded anodized aluminum profile and is available in both vertical and horizontal models.Learn more about Rodless Units >

Rotary Units

Rotary DGB actuators feature a variety of DC motor and gearbox combinations for applications requiring a bi-directional shaft rotation. These actuators have a variety of mounting configurations and a load limiting clutch to protect from overload. Different designs include dual output shaft, manual override, and clevis mount.Learn more about Rotary Units >