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Thomson LC3000 Lifting Columns

Thomson LC3000 Lifting Columns

Thomson's LC3000 Lifting Column gives your application a simple, all-in-one solution - perfect for medical and ergonomic automation applications.

Made with a three-piece extrusion, 3000 N loading capacity and a ballscrew drive mechanism, the LC3000 provides a high loading capacity and high moment loading.

Its aesthetic, anodized aluminum extrusion design eliminates the need to shroud or cover.  It even meets materials requirements for most medical applications.

The LC3000 units come standard with integrated end-of-stroke limit switches and pre-drilled mounting holes for easy installation.  Once installed, zero maintenance is required.


LC3000 Performance Specifications

Parameter LC3000
Maximum load: N (lbs) 3000 (674.43)
Maximum load torque, dynamic / static: Nm (lbf - in) 400 / 500 (3,540 / 4,425)
Speed, at no load / at maximum load: mm/s (in/s) 8 / 6 (0.31 / 0.24)
Available input voltages: VDC 24
Minimum ordering stroke (S): mm (in) 200 (7.87)
Maximum ordering stroke (S): mm (in) 400 (15.75)
Operating temperature limits: °C (°F) 0 to +40 (32 to 104)
Full load duty cycle @ 20 °C (68 °F): % 10
Maximum on time: s 60
Lead cross section: mm2 (in2) 1.5 (0.0023)
Standard cable length: mm (in) 1900 (75)
Protection class IP44

LC3000 General Specifications

Parameter LC3000
Screw type ball 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
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.

LC3000 Features and Benefits

  • For medical and ergonomic automation applications
  • Self supporting column in extruded anodized aluminum
  • Low weight and quiet operation
  • Smooth operating ballscrew drive
  • High load torque capability
  • Short retracted length
  • Maintenance free
  • Load holding brake
  • Integrated end of stroke limit switches
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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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