- Wheel chair lifts
- Lifting aids
- Handicap adaption
Ideal for medical and ergonomic applications requiring telescopic motion, lifting columns are self-supporting, height-adjustable lifting solutions in a compact, pre-aligned package.
Thomson lifting columns are designed for smooth, quiet and fast operation, and offer an excellent extension-to-retraction ratio, resulting in the maximum range of motion in a minimal footprint. These flexible, linear motion solutions are based on anodized extruded aluminum profiles which slide into each other. A high moment load capacity, large holding-capacity-to-frame-size ratio and the ability to use a single unit for a center load or multiple units linked together allow for numerous design configurations.
When standard Thomson lifting columns don’t meet your exact specification requirements, our engineering experts can help customize a solution for your application. Our custom options, which include environmental, stroke and retracted length, control and feedback, fitment and installation, and more, can meet your needs and improve your machine’s performance.
Thomson provides extensive online resources to help you no matter where you may be in the purchase decision process:
Thomson introduces the benefits of synchronizing multiple lifting columns using a single control device. This video shows how to zero-out the encoder feedback devices on all columns - even with offset loading. Can be used in applications such as large ergonomic workstations or medical table beds.
Kyle Thomson, Lifting Columns Product Line Manager, discusses various medical and ergonomic applications for Thomson lifting columns and provides details on the many functionalities and benefits of column technology. Also include is an interview with a leading manufacturing engineer from Videojet who shares how they integrated lifting columns into their manufacturing processes to increase employee safety.
To help move inkjet printing and laser marking products from station to station during assembly, Videojet overcame height adjustment and related ergonomic challenges with the help of Thomson lifting columns.
With vertical lift required in a wide range of medical equipment where accessibility and comfort can improve care and patient outcomes, lifting columns provide an ideal solution. These applications include wheelchair lifts, examination tables and dentist’s chairs, or adjustable nurses’ stations and optician instruments such as non-contact tonometers.
|Description||Two-piece extrusion with 1600 N loading capacity ideal for cost-sensitive applications where extension-to-retraction ratio is not as critical.||Three-piece extrusion with 2000 N loading capacity and a telescoping leadscrew mechanism to provide an ideal extensionto- retraction ratio.||Three-piece extrusion with ballscrew drive mechanism to allow for 3000 N loading capacity and high moment loading.|
|Screw type||Trapezoidal||Telescopic lead screw||Ball screw|
|Minimum retracted length||Good||Best||Better|
|Load torque capacity||Good||Good||Best|
|Mid Stroke Protection||Yes||No*||No*|
* Mid-stroke overload protection available with use of DCG Control.
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|Linear Actuators||5396 KB|
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|Linear Actuators||3296 KB|
|Linear Actuators||3264 KB|
|DCG Actuator Hand & Motor Control Installation||143 KB|
|DCG Actuator Control Installation||109 KB|
|LC Series Lifting Columns Installation||178 KB|
|DMD/DMA Lifting Column Installation||82 KB|
|Lifting Columns Increase Efficiency as well as Patient/Doctor Comfort.||2016-01-15|
|Lifting Columns Increase Efficiency as well as Patient/Doctor Comfort||2015-01-27|
|Advances in Lifting Column Technology to Improve Overall User Experience||2015-01-10|