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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

Find a Product

Product Type

Screw Diameter

Screw Lead

Axial Load


Thread Direction


Product Family

CAD Models

  • Configurable 2D/3D Partstream Models
  • Configurable 2D/3D Solidcomponents Models
  • Configurable 2D/3D PartServer Models
  • Static 2D/3D Model file downloads

NOTE: Please use Internet Explorer 11, Edge, Firefox, or Google Chrome with Edrawings Viewer

Partstream Interactive Viewer Instructions:
1) Select a product from the table below and Configure your model to the right of the viewer that appears.
2) Click the Create button at the bottom of the configurator and wait for model to load (may take a few minutes).
3) Click the Download tab and login to your account if requested (or register as a first-time user).
4) Select a format, wait for the file to be created (may take a few minutes), and click the Download button.

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