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Glide Screws

NEW! Thomson Glide Screw™

Part linear bearing, part lead screw, the Glide Screw™ from Thomson combines the best features of these products into an easy to install, one-part solution.

In addition, the Glide Screw eliminates alignment issues and comes standard with Thomson’s patented Lube-for-Life technology for zero maintenance. Additional high heat, vacuum/cleanroom, and food grade configurations are available.  If you don’t see a standard model that meets your needs, contact Thomson - we do custom configurations upon request.


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Glide Screw Specifications:

Diameter Lead
mm inch
1 2 4 6 8 12 .050 .063 .125 .500 1.00
4 mm  X    X    X          
 6 mm  X      X    X          
 10 mm    X    X    X          
.188 in   X X
.250 in   X X
.375 in   X X X

Glide Screw Highlights:

  • Integrated lead screw / linear bearing
  • Integrated lubrication block - Thomson Lube-for-Life standard
  • Side load / moment load capable
  • Pre-aligned screw and linear bearings

Glide Screw Benefits:

  • Reduced footprint
  • Reduced equipment downtime
  • Lower cost of ownership
  • Faster installation
  • Fewer components simpler bill of material
  • Maintenance free! No lubrication required
  • Instantly smooth and quiet motion from superior alignment
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