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John B. Thomson Sr. invented the Ball Bushing® and, in essence, anti-friction linear technology, more than 75 years ago, and his company has continued to pioneer linear motion innovation ever since. Over the years, the Thomson product range has grown significantly to address the needs of motion designers.

Learn more about Thomson, our history and breadth of linear motion products in our company overview brochure.

Did you know Thomson...

...merged with Regal Rexnord in 2023 as a key business in the Automation & Specialty platform? As part of Regal Rexnord, Thomson is even more equipped to provide complete system solutions through its control, drive, motor, power transmission and precision linear motion technologies.

...introduced the first re-circulating ball screw on a 1955 Chevy? In addition to this groundbreaking innovation, we also developed a thread rolling process for manufacturing ball screws.

...routinely customizes its products to meet customers' exact application specifications? We understand that our standard products may not always match your needs, so our experienced engineers work closely with you to ensure your part selection is right the first time.

...has been producing electric linear actuators for nearly 60 years? Our engineers have been dedicated to innovating this product line over the years, introducing the game-changing Electrak® family in 1982. Our latest actuator, the Electrak XD, achieves a remarkable level of power, controllability and ease of use, pushing the boundaries of current electromechanical, all-in-one designs.

...offers its customers more than 75 years of global application experience? The diverse range of industries that we serve includes packaging, factory automation, material handling, medical, mobile off-highway, clean energy, printing, automotive, machine tool, and aerospace and defense, and continues to grow.

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