Commonly known as steel that is not stainless steel, carbon steel is the most used shafting material in industrial automation. It is easily hardenable, which lends itself to premium performance with all bearing types – especially those using ball bearings. A shaft’s high carbon content makes for easier machineability, but also puts it at risk for corrosion. To provide corrosion resistance, Thomson offers plating options (chrome, ARMOLOY™ and black oxide).
|Hardness||Options||Material||Length||Surface Finish||Straightness||Plating Options|
|Carbon Steel Shafting||3/16 - 4" (5 - 80mm)||60 Rockwell C min||Solid Steel
Predrilled Chrome Plated Plain Ends (PDCPPE)
|1566 Carbon Steel||
Random up to 202"
|8 Ra microinch max||0.001 in/ft
Coil-to-bar manufacturing technology permits sourcing of hot rolled material, resulting in lower costs, sourcing flexibility, high straightness levels and controlled sizing prior to induction hardening.
Thomson 60 Case shafting is stocked with radial holes drilled and tapped to accept a continuous shaft support rail in carbon steel or aluminum. Continuous support prevents shaft deflection when used to support heavy loads or for long travel lengths.
For more than 70 years, Thomson has been producing precision-ground linear shafting for its Linear Ball Bushing® Bearings.
While shafts may appear the same to the untrained eye on the surface, there are significant performance differences due to the manufacturer’s selected standards and the manufacturing processes used to achieve them. Thomson 60 Case was developed and is continually enhanced because of our goal to provide a consistent finish, roundness, straightness, cylindricity case hardness and depth on all shafting for the demands of a linear bearing. Unlike common shafting, Thomson 60 Case shafting is manufactured to the highest quality standards in an ISO 9000:2000 registered facility. Our techniques have been continuously upgraded with proprietary knowledge gained from more than 70 years of manufacturing experience. Using Thomson 60 Case with Thomson Ball Bushing Bearings ensures optimal bearing performance and travel life.
Maximize the performance and life of your linear motion systems by knowledgeably choosing the optimal shafting. All it takes is becoming familiar with a few key considerations.
Don't wait so long for a customized shafting quote. Simply upload your 3D model and get instant pricing and lead time on custom 60 Case LinearRace shafting.
Properly mounting round shafting is required for it to be used as a linear guide. Watch this video to learn about the most common shaft mounting methods.
What is the difference between round rail and square rail? How do you know which one is more appropriate for a given application? How do you size them? Learn the basics of linear guide technology and how to size them for your next application. Plus - get a guided tour through the new online Linear Guide Component Tool.
In this webinar, you will learn: Linear Bearing Types, Typical Applications, Design Considerations, Application Requirements, Optional Features, and Design Calculations.
Advancements in load capacity, life and ease of manufacture allowed an ever-widening range of applications to benefit from nearly friction free linear guidance. Since the introduction of the square, or profile rail, linear guide in the 1970s, the design engineer has been faced with the pivotal question: round or square?
How to choose between the main types of linear technologies, and how to design automation systems that deliver optimal performance using design requirements, rather than cost, as the primary consideration in selecting linear components.
Specifying the right bearing for a given application is necessary to save time and excessive costs. Understanding the tradeoffs of each bearing type is important to accurately size and select the right bearing for your application. This article will provide an overview of the major types of linear bearings and guides, explain how to specify them for specific applications and describe how to trouble-shoot common application problems.
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