Balancing large or awkward loads can be a challenge for many industrial applications. Whether it is the hood of a construction vehicle, a large work platform, a solar panel or an industrial material handling system, movements that are imbalanced can impact performance, cause unnecessary wear and tear, and jeopardize worker safety. Synchronizing actuators has traditionally required complex integration of external devices and extensive configuration or programming, but the latest generation of smart linear actuators is easy to install and capable of synchronizing automatically.
When James Powell was repairing actuators on airplane landing gear as an aeronautical engineer, he never thought that he’d someday be using them to help him regain his passion for motorcycling. However, after a riding accident in 2009 left him wheelchair bound for life, his professional background played an instrumental role in getting him back on the road.
Thomson Industries, Inc. proudly presents the latest addition to the Thomson shafting product line, T-Case™ LinearRace® Shafting. Thomson T-Case™ shafting is a readily available and affordable automation solution designed to endure tough usage with optimal performance for demanding European maintenance schedules.
Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, has released an educational video that summarizes the benefits of smart actuators, which feature integrated electronics. The five-minute video explores how smart electromechanical actuators are meeting demands for greater connectivity, application flexibility and cost efficiency, and illustrates their use in factories, on- and off-highway vehicles, and structural automation.
Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, has enhanced its popular Linear MOTIONEERING® product sizing and selection tool for linear motion systems, reducing the time for component selection from hours to typically less than 15 minutes. The tool retains the powerful Thomson engineering calculations that have proven so effective for design engineers and has added new product families, interactive navigation, expanded global support and mobile access.
Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, has announced availability of new synchronization capabilities for its Electrak® HD heavy duty electromechanical linear actuators. Designers of equipment in which large or awkward loads must be moved repeatedly and evenly, such as large solar panels or heavy hoods on construction equipment, can now simultaneously distribute that load using up to four actuators.
Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of electromechanical motion control solutions, is now offering users of its industry leading PC Series precision linear actuators an optional, pre-mounted and pre-tested servo motor. Bundling linear actuators with servo motors simplifies ordering, reduces the need for additional validation after installation, increases reliability, and reduces the total cost of owning and operating an actuator system.
Thomson Industries, a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, has donated a high-precision ball screw assembly to The Geek Group National Science Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to help develop revolutionary designs of Tesla Coils (TC). An ambitious R&D program has been initiated there to discover new uses for the TC with help from a new automated process for winding coils.
Thomson can help you increase the intelligence of your linear motion systems to improve controllability and reduce complexity and overall costs. The technology behind industrial linear actuation has been adapting to Industry 4.0...
As with most markets, farm equipment continues to adopt new advancements to help meet modern-day demands. A key trend has been the smooth transition from hydraulics to electric linear actuators.
Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, has expanded its WhisperTrak actuator line to give motion system designers greater ability to extend quiet, compact actuation to more demanding applications. New additions to the WhisperTrak linear actuator line double force-handling capability from 2 kN to 4 kN; provide higher-speed operation at 2 kN; and offer new options for low-level switching, limit switching and position control at both 2 kN and 4 kN operation.
Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, has released its latest set of educational web videos, illustrating how to efficiently handle ball screw demands. Via these videos, Thomson experts enable customers to make complete use of their applications by providing solutions for ball screw installment or transfer errors.
Thomson Industries, Inc. has released an educational video for design engineers, illustrating how to properly install its SB Series power-off brake. Thomson’s SB Series is designed as a servo brake with low backlash splines for high-performance applications such as robotics, medical equipment and packaging...