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Shaft Support Rails

Thomson Shaft Support Rails

Support rails are used for continuous shafting support and can be used horizontally or vertically.  They are available in several different types based on your application loading and envelope needs.  These supports come standard available from stock and are made to simplify shaft mounting.  Shaft supports eliminate many problems encountered in designing and manufacturing custom shaft supporting devices.  Unlimited travel lengths and mounting hole flexibility is another reason why Thomson support rails are right for any application.

Overview

Shaft Support Rail Specifications:

Support Rail Style Imperial Type (in) Metric Type (mm)
Sizes .25" - 3" 12mm - 40mm
Support Types Standard
Low Profile
Extra
Standard
Low Profile
Support Hole Spacing None
Standard
None
T1
T2
Support Materials Aluminum
Carbon Steel
Ductile Iron
Aluminum
Carbon Steel

Shaft Support Rail Highlights:

  • Low envelope LSR type available for compact, rigid linear motion systems
  • Extra XSR rigid ductile iron type available for maximum system rigidity
  • Available with industry standard pre-drilled radial holes drilled to match Thomson drilled and tapped shafts (PD)

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