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For applications in which heavy loads require linear motion with speed, precision and no friction, Linear Ball Bushing® Bearings provide an optimal solution.

Why Thomson Ball Bushing Bearings?

Available in metric or inch sizes, state-of-the-art Thomson universally self-aligning linear slide bearings have been manufactured to the highest quality standards for smooth, accurate motion for the past 75 years. And when used with Thomson 60 Case® LinearRace® shafting, travel life and load capacity are significantly increased compared to conventional models.

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Customization Options

When your design requirements call for something outside of the standard Thomson offering, it’s no problem. Our experienced support team can work with you to create the optimal solution for your application. Our custom bearing options include factory installed pillow block configurations, precision balls (corrosion-resistant, stainless steel, nylon and many more), factory lubrication and special finishes.

Where can you get started?

Thomson provides extensive online resources to help you no matter where you may be in the Ball Bushing Bearing purchase decision process:

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