Thomson Technical Videos
Thomsonlinear: Products In Motion
Thomson engineers show customers our products in action. From shafting and supports, to round and square rail guides, to linear motion systems and slide tables, to ball and lead screws, to linear bearings and pillow blocks, Thomson demonstrates how our products excel as the best solution in a wide array of industrial applications.
Prevent Unplanned Downtime - Linear Bearing Maintenance
Jayme Stockton, Thomson Product Specialist, describes the advantages of replacing linear bearings early during scheduled system maintenance and the cost savings associated versus unplanned, costly shut downs. Learn what to look and listen for when bearings begin to deteriorate over long term use - catch your failures early, keep throughput at a maximum.
From Hydraulic to Electric: Industrial Linear Actuators
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.
Thomson Round Rail vs. Square Rail Technology
Ryan Thomas, Thomson Linear Rail Product Line Manager, demonstrates performance differences between square rails and round rails and discusses how these differences impact performance in various applications. Covered in this video are topics of deflection and alignment and how design application limits help determine the best type of rail for the application.
Thomson Ball Screws: Design and Installation
Jeff Johnson, Thomson Screw Product Engineer, overviews the anatomy of ball screws and their installation. He covers the function of ball screws in application design as well as the components of a ball screw assembly and of a ball nut. Also included is a demonstration of the installation of a ball nut onto a screw and the ball bearing insertion process in the event that some bearings fall out during installation.
Thomson Clutches, Brakes, and Gearhead Technology
John Pieri, Thomson Brake/Clutch Product Line Manager, describes friction and wrap spring clutches and their various applications as industry solutions. He covers how and when to apply friction clutches in certain situations while wrap spring clutches in others. Also included in the discussion is a description of gearheads and their functionality in application design.
Lead Screw vs. Ball Screw Technology
Jeff Johnson, Thomson Screw Product Engineer, says ball screws and lead screws can sometimes be used in the same applications. Typically, ball screws are used in industry applications that need a lot of load or life while lead screws are used in smaller, lighter duty applications. Lead screws however are highly customizable with the ability to interchange leads, sizes, nut configurations quickly. Cost is usually not the primary consideration when selecting a screw technology. Watch this video to learn the differences.
Thomson Clutches & Brakes vs. Servo Systems
John Pieri, Thomson Brake/Clutch Product Line Manager, demonstrates the advantages of using wrap-spring brakes and clutches with certain speeds and inertia loads as compared to higher-priced and complex electromechanical servo systems. Check out the performance comparisons, maintenance advantages, and tremendous cost savings of using Thomson brakes and clutches.