Often chosen as a clean and efficient alternative to fluid power solutions, precision linear actuators are designed to deliver high performance in applications requiring continuous duty operation. They provide the highest thrust and speed of any electric actuator and allow you to design more compact machinery with maximum throughput.
Thomson precision linear actuators offer the longest stroke lengths in the industry, a simple and reliable RediMount™ system to mount your own motor, and product customization options. These actuators draw energy only on demand and operate more quietly than pneumatics. All precision linear actuators are designed to require a minimum of maintenance. There are no parts that need to be replaced due to wear, and regular lubrication is needed only in applications where the actuator works hard and frequently.
Customization is one of our strengths, and we have built countless one-of-a-kind units. If you need a special stroke, a unique mounting bracket, or some other adaptation of the standard product, our engineers will help you find the perfect solution for your application.
Thomson provides extensive online resources to help you no matter where you may be in the purchase decision process:
Explore new technology optimized for pneumatic to electric conversions to reduce energy costs and simplify your machine design. The detailed technical overview in this video illustrates how the new PC Series can deliver improved power density, travel life and side load capabilities not found elsewhere.
Next generation machines and equipment need to be more compact while delivering higher performance and more flexibility. Making the change from pneumatic cylinders to electric actuators can simplify your design and deliver savings at the same time. In this webinar learn why to use PC Series actuators over pneumatic cylinders; key Features and benefits; technical data and performance curves; application examples; and how to select the right product and ordering information.
Presenter: James Marek, Business Unit Director, Linear Systems, Thomson Industries
This webinar is a basic introduction to precision linear actuators. You will learn: What is a Precision Linear Actuator (PLA); Typical Applications; and Sizing & Selection.
Presenter: Kyle Thompson, Associate Product Line Manager – Linear Systems
The type of actuator used plays a critical role in the machine’s performance, initial cost and operating costs. This article will look at the pros and cons of each of the main types of linear actuators with the goal of providing a general guide for their selection and application.
Over recent years, there has been an increase in demand to increase the use of electric rod style actuators and reduce the use of pneumatic actuation in factory automation equipment. This article examines the numerous factors driving this conversion.
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|Electromechanical Linear Actuators Give Heavy Duty Off-Highway Vehicle Engine Hoods a Welcome Lift||2016-08-16|
|Thomson Actuators Help Royal Transportation Research Project Reach New Efficiency Levels||2016-07-19|
|Comprehensive Environmental Testing Delivers Performance Advantages on Electromechanical Actuators||2017-02-18|
|The Toughest Yet – Max Jac Heavy Duty Linear Actuator||2016-06-17|
|Thomson Actuators Help Royal Transportation Research Project Reach New Efficiency Levels||2016-01-20|
|Tough Actuator Ideal for Use in Amazone Intelligent Fertilizer Spreading System||2016-01-16|
|Custom Cart with Height Adjustment Helps Videojet Improve First Pass Yield||2016-01-15|
|Technology and Design Advances Drive Trend Towards Electromechanical Actuation||2016-01-08|
|Onboard Electronics Make Linear Actuators Safer - Smarter||2016-01-07|
|Electric Throttle Actuators: An easy way to increase the efficiency and functionality of equipment with mechanical diesel...||2015-04-14|
|Trends in Specifications for Industrial Linear Actuators||2015-04-08|
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|Design Engineer's Guide – Selecting a Lubricant for Ball Screws||2015-01-04|
|Electric Throttle Actuators: An easy way to increase the efficiency and...||2014-09-19|
|Linear Actuators for Throttle Control in Off Highway Vehicles||2013-11-15|
|Smart Actuators Bring Big Benefits to Utility and Other Off-Highway Vehicles||2012-05-15|
|Choosing Between Electromechanical and Fluid Power Precision Linear Actuators||2012-05-01|
|Debunking the Myths of Hydraulic to Electric Actuator Conversion||2007-09-01|
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