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6/17/2013 | Optimize the Performance of Your Next Machine with Linear MOTIONEERING®: Linear Guide Components from Thomson

WOOD DALE, IL - Thomson introduces Linear MOTIONEERING®: Linear Guide Components. The latest addition to the company’s robust family of Linear MOTIONEERING and other design tools, Linear MOTIONEERING: Linear Guide Components enables OEM and factory automation users to optimize machine design and operation by identifying the optimal configuration of Round or Square Rail linear guide components based on application or product attributes. Users can choose a linear guide solution based on application requirements or configure a solution based on the components they know they need, get a quote and download customized 3D models to simplify and speed the design process.

“Thomson’s suite of Linear MOTIONEERING tools make choosing the right product for an application simple by offering two different workflows – one based on application attributes and another based on product attributes,” says Jonathan Wray, Product Line Manager, Linear Bearings and Guides. “With Linear MOTIONEERING: Linear Guide Components, users can either enter applications attributes and the tool will deliver the recommended Round or Square Rail linear guide components to satisfy specific requirements; or, for users who know the components needed, they simply select product attributes to quickly configure their solution.”

Outputs include a complete orderable bill of materials (BOM), customized 3D models of the entire assembly of components, a printable application / solution data sheet, estimated list prices and an option to request a quick net price. Both application and product workflows also enable users to configure square rail but joints and full-featured round rail special machining.

Thomson has available a number of additional web-based sizing and selection tools to help simplify and speed the design process, including:

  • Linear MOTIONEERING for linear positioning slide systems
  • Linear MOTIONEERING for 60 Case®LinearRace Shafting
  • Micron MOTIONEERING® for Micron TRUE™ Planetary Gearheads
  • Linear MOTIONEERING for Ball and Lead Screws

About Thomson

With more than 60 years of motion control innovation and quality, Thomson is the industry’s premier producer of Linear Ball Bushing®Bearings and Profile Rail Bearings, 60 Case Shafting, ground and rolled Ball Screws, Linear Actuators, Gearheads, Clutches, Brakes, Linear Systems, and related accessories. Thomson invented the Linear Ball Bushing Bearing in 1945, and has set the standard ever since with an unsurpassed set of mechanical motion control solutions serving global commercial and aerospace & defense markets. Thomson Industries, Inc. has facilities in North America, Europe and Asia with over 2000 distributor locations around the world.

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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