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11/2/2011 | Thomson introduces all new version of its web-based sizing tool

WOLFSCHLUGEN, GERMANY – Innovative linear motion and guidance systems supplier Thomson has launched a new version of Linear MOTIONEERING®, the company’s powerful, free of charge web-based sizing and selection tool. Linear MOTIONEERING® calculates safety factors that help direct customers to an optimised linear motion system for their machine in just minutes by entering a few key application parameters.

The new version includes a number of market leading innovations to simplify this process even further. A new sort and filter feature allows users to organise all the solutions that fit their individual requirements quickly and easily, while an upgraded graphics and user-interface makes it easier to get to preferred solutions. The revised version also now includes global product offerings from Thomson such as its linear units. Outputs include application parameters such as linear bearing load/life, ball screw critical speed, specific movement profiles and radial/axial forces. The tool then produces a set of product solutions tailored precisely to the application requirements. Once a product solution is selected, a wide assortment of accessories, motors and motor mounts can be selected. In addition to this, the program offers interactive 3D models, list prices, delivery times and ordering information.

Also available on the website are the new and improved interactive 3D models offering a three-dimensional representation of every Thomson product, which can be observed from all angles. The dimensions and all other essential data are also displayed. Graphics can be downloaded in all common image and CAD formats.

More detailed information about Linear MOTIONEERING® and its sister tool for TRUE Planetary Gearheads MicronMOTIONEERING® is available at http://www.thomsonlinear.com.

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. Since 2002 when Thomson was acquired by Danaher Corporation, the product range has grown significantly.

The family of linear and mechanical motion products includes brands such as BSA, Neff, Tollo, Micron, Deltran and Cleveland - all part of Thomson. Thomson Industries Inc. has production sites in North America, Europe and Asia, not to mention a global network of over 2,000 distribution partners.

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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