Thomson’s linear motion systems cover a development span of 60 years. We know that many variables influence the selection of a linear motion system.
Our linear motion system drive technology incorporates two design types: ball or lead screw, and belt systems.
Our linear motion system guide technology offers three unique designs: high-precision ball guides, robust prism guides, and high-speed wheel guides.
Thomson’s components and technologies combine to meet virtually every linear motion system need. And our linear motion system products offer added features, such as contaminate cover bands, single or double (left/right moving) carriages, central lubrication, and single/multi-axis solutions. Thomson linear motion systems are categorized as follows:
Thomson's ball screw driven, ball guided positioning linear slides are designed for robust applications that demand high thrust and payloads with a need for high precision accuracy and stiffness.
Ball screw driven, slide guided linear positioning slides by Thomson are designed for high thrust applications with low cost restraints. They work well in demanding environments with optional washdown protections.
Belt driven, ball guided linear positioning slides by Thomson are designed for smooth travel in dynamic applications requiring high speed, high acceleration. These families present a long life performance in the midst of acceleration rates up to 40 m/s2.
Thomson's belt driven, wheel guided linear motion systems are designed for dynamic applications demanding high speed, high acceleration but requiring smooth motion with medium to high loads.