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12/19/2003 | Danaher Motion Offers Miniature Linear Guide

WOOD DALE, IL – Danaher Motion introduces a full range of miniature linear guides—Thomson MicroGuides—to meet the high accuracy, quality, and longevity requirements demanded by the semiconductor, medical, laboratory, and testing industries.

Each MicroGuide is constructed of 440 stainless steel to help resist corrosion. Providing whisper quiet movement and unlimited stroke capabilities, the MicroGuide delivers high precision accuracy with dimensional tolerances within +/-0.010mm. Its accuracy is achieved by utilizing a gothic arch ball groove geometry which enables single rail operation and smooth operation.

“The sub-miniature MicroGuide combines high accuracy and long life into a one small package,” states Patrick Rocco, Product Manager of Profile Rail for the Rails & Components Group. “In addition, it’s engineered to industry standards as a “drop-in” replacement and will utilize the same hole pattern as an existing guide. This makes it an ideal product for both end users and OEMs.”

The MicroGuide is available in 5mm, 7mm, 9mm, 12mm and 15mm sizes. The 5mm guide is cleanroom and vacuum compatible. Custom lengths and configurations can also be accommodated for specific application needs.

The Thomson MicroGuides are currently in stock and ready for immediate delivery. They are an ideal choice for front end semiconductor processing equipment, back end semiconductor packaging and handling equipment, medical diagnostic and imaging equipment, laboratory automation equipment, and testing and inspection equipment.

About Danaher Motion
Danaher Motion is a leading global manufacturer of motion control products that improve the efficiency and productivity of complex manufacturing operations.  Danaher Motion’s product innovations have been revolutionizing the motion control industry for over 60 years through trusted brand names including Dover, Kollmorgen, MEI, Pacific Scientific, Portescap, and Thomson.  Danaher Motion is a strategic business platform of the Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR), a manufacturer of process and environmental controls, tools and industrial components.

Thomson, 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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