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3/15/2011 | Thomson publishes new edition of company brochure

KRISTIANSTAD, SWEDEN – Thomson, supplier of innovative linear drive and guidance systems, today published a revised brochure containing a complete overview of its wide and varied portfolio of products for mechanical drive solutions. The range features Ball Bushing® bearings and 60 Case® shafting, profile rail guides, lead screws, planetary gearheads, complete linear drive systems, linear actuators, worm gear screw jacks and clutches and brakes. Alongside the renowned Thomson brand, the portfolio of linear and mechanical drive products includes the BSA, Neff, Tollo, Micron, Deltran and Cleveland brands, which are owned by Thomson.
Amongst the more recent products making their debut in this brochure are the Profile Rail 400 Series and the AquaTRUE TM gearhead. The Profile Rail 400 Series is designed for cost-sensitive automation applications. The double-faced ball track bearings make installation particularly easy, and the rail is suitable for loads up to 129 kN. Furthermore, compared to designs with standard ball cages, noise levels are reduced by up to 30%. The watertight AquaTRUE gearhead with stainless steel housing and output shaft is available with IP66/IP67 or 69K protection. As such it meets the strict requirements of extreme operating environments such as those typical of handling, packaging and filling applications in the food and drinks industry. Since AquaTRUE is even able to withstand corrosives and high-pressure water jets thanks to its high protection classes, no money needs to be spent on additional components such as housing, shielding or mechanical gears. AquaTRUE also has potential for use in jet cutting and in applications in medical engineering or the food industry (slicing machines for meat, for example).The new brochure is now available in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish. Further languages including Russian and Korean are to follow soon. The new brochure can be obtained from your local Thomson representative, or by going to the Thomson website (www.thomsonlinear.com) and selecting "Literature Order/Download"

Interesting facts about Thomson

With over 60 years of expertise in the field of drive technology, Thomson is the unrivalled industry leader in the manufacturing of Ball Bushing® and profile rail bearings, 60 Case™ shafts, precision ground and rolled ball screws, linear actuators, gearheads, clutches, brakes, linear systems and suitable accessories. Thomson launched the linear ball bushing bearing onto the market back in 1945 and since then has been setting new benchmarks in the development of drive control solutions for companies from a wide range of industrial sectors such as the aviation and arms industry. Thomson Industries Inc. has production sites in North America, Europe and Asia, not to mention a global network of over 2,000 dealers.

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