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Factory Automation

Factory Automation is a market where Thomson linear motion products are used in large numbers. You can find Thomson products in the smallest most simple machine to the largest and most complex system imaginable. In short, wherever there is a need in a machine to push, pull, lift, tilt, turn or move something Thomson has a suitable product. Typical areas include:

  • Robots and manipulators
  • Pressing, cutting and gluing
  • Printing and scanning
  • Packaging, palletizing and dispensing
  • Welding, soldering and drilling
  • Automatic warehouses
  • Measuring and supervision
  • Assembly

VIDEO: Ball Screws: Design and Installation

Jeff Johnson, Thomson Screw Product Engineer, overviews the anatomy of ball screws and their installation. He covers the function of ball screws in application design as well as the components of a ball screw assembly and of a ball nut. Also included is a demonstration of the installation of a ball nut onto a screw and the ball bearing insertion process in the event that some bearings fall out during installation. 

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