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Thomson LC2000 Lifting Columns

Thomson LC2000 Lifting Columns

Perfect for medical and ergonomic automation applications, Thomson's LC2000 Lifting Column gives your application a simple, all-in-one solution.

Made with a three-piece extrusion, 2000 N loading capacity and a telescoping leadscrew mechanism, the LC2000 provides an ideal extension-to-retraction ratio.

This self-supporting column is made of extruded anodized aluminum.  The aesthetic design requires no additional shrouding or covering.

Plus, the LC2000 has been EMC recognized for medical applications and the quiet operation meets CE standards for audible noise requirements. Protections, such as end of stroke limit switches, make this unit an ideal product for your application.


LC2000 Performance Specifications

Parameter LC2000
Maximum load: N (lbs) 2000 (450)
Maximum load torque, dynamic / static: Nm (lbf - in) 150* / 500 (1,327 / 4,425)
Speed, at no load / at maximum load: mm/s (in/s) 19 / 15 (0.75 / 0.59)
Available input voltages: VDC 24
Minimum ordering stroke (S): mm (in) 200 (7.9)
Maximum ordering stroke (S): mm (in) 600 (23.6)
Operating temperature limits: °C (°F) 0 to +40 (32 to 104)
Full load duty cycle @ 20 °C (68 °F): % 15
Maximum on time: s 60
Lead cross section: mm2 (in2) 1.5 (0.0023)
Standard cable length: mm (in) 1900 (75)
Protection class IP44

* Higher dynamic loads up to 400 Nm available upon request, contact customer support.

LC2000 General Specifications

Parameter LC2000
Screw type telescopic lead screw
Internally restrained yes
Manual override no
Dynamic braking no*
Holding brake yes
End of stroke protection end of stroke limit switches
Mid stroke protection no*
Motor protection no*
Motor connection cable
Motor connector Molex 8 pin plug
Compliance CE
EMC for medical applications**
Options encoder position feedback
Compatible controls

operation of single unit
synchronous operation of two units

* Dynamic braking, mid-stroke protection, and motor protection are provided when used with DCG control.
** Emission: EN 61000-6-3:2001, EN 60601-1-2:1993, EN 55011 Class B Immunity: EN 61000-6-2:2001, EN 61000-4-2, EN 61000-4-3

LC2000 Features and Benefits

  • For medical and ergonomic automation applications
  • Self supporting column in extruded anodized aluminum
  • Low weight and quiet operation
  • Smooth operating telescopic lead screw drive
  • High load torque capability
  • High extension to retraction ratio
  • Maintenance free
  • Load holding brake
  • Integrated end of stroke limit switches
  • EMC recognized for medical applications
  • Very short retracted length
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DCG Control Series

 DCG Controls

  • Controls available for single lifting column operation or synchronous operation of two lifting columns equipped with encoders
  • Small and light weight control operated via a control pendant (ordered separately)
  • Built in Electronic Limit Switches (ELS) stop the lifting column automatically at end of stroke or mid stroke stall
  • No wiring is necessary to the control as all connections are done through plugs
Performance Specifications
Parameter DCG-180 DCG-280
Input voltage: VAC 1 x 115 ± 6% 1 x 230 ± 6% 1 x 115 ± 6% 1 x 230 ± 6%
Input frequency: HZ 50/60 50/60 50/60 50/60
Output voltage: VDC 24 24 24 24
Output current, max: A 8 8 2 x 8 2 x 8
Operating temperature limits: °C +5 to +45 +5 to +45 +5 to +45 +5 to +45
Max. duty cycle @ 25 °C*: 25% 10 10 10 10
Maximum on time: s 60 60 60 60
Weight of control: kg 0.6 0.6 1.9 1.9
Protection class double insulated double insulated double insulated double insulated
Electronic limit switches yes yes yes** yes**
Certificates CE CE CE CE
Part Number DCG24-1U-0180 DCG24-1M-0180 DCG24-2U-0280 DCG24-2M-0280

* Control will shut off if duty cycle is exceeded and automatically reset when cooled off.
** DCG-280 monitors the encoder pulses and not the motor currents. If the pulses arrive too slowly or not at all it will stop the motion of the lifting column.

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