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Thomson T-Case™ LinearRace® Shafting is manufactured to withstand tough usage and deliver optimal performance. The T-Case Series is the latest addition to the Thomson shafting product line and a robust, economical solution. When combined with Thomson self-aligning Ball Bushing® bearings, T-Case shafting can absorb mounting surface errors and inaccuracies, often reducing the total machine cost and installation time. This makes it a good fit for a variety of automation applications.
Strong material. The steel used in hardened and ground T-Case is 1.1213 / CF53 for solid and 1.1221 / C60E for tubular shafts. When combined with superior grinding processes, the result is a shaft that withstands use in even the most demanding environments.
Case hardness. T-Case shafts are hardened to an exact specification of 60 - 63 HRC, delivering long life in transport grade applications.
Precise diameters. T-Case is manufactured with a diameter tolerance of h6, ensuring that your shaft is consistent from end to end.
Quality built in. Lengths are manufactured to the highest-quality standards in an ISO 9001:2008 registered facility.
Chrome-plated option. Chrome plating is available with a standard thickness of 8 - 15 μm. Choose chrome plating for applications in environments where corrosion resistance is needed.
Cut to length. Shafting can be cut and machined at the factory to meet your exact specifications, eliminating the need for a secondary step after shipping.
Shaft Rail Assemblies are for use with OPEN bearings. Delivered with the shaft and rail pre-assembled.
Low Profile (LSRA) - Low profile rail design
Standard Profile (SR) - Standard profile rail, aluminum alloy rail
Extra Rigid (XSRA) - Extra Rigid, Ductile Iron rail
The Nominal Shaft diameter. The actual diameter will depend on shaft tolerance chosen. See the individual product detail page for the actual diameter upper and lower limits.
AL - Aluminum Shafting
L - For use with Super, Super Smart and XA Open and Adjustable Ball Bushing Bearings and Pillow Blocks
S - For use with A type ball bushings
N - For use with needle roller Bearings
D - For use with Thomson Die Set Ball Bushing Bearings
G - Grooved shaft for use with Thomson Ball Groove Ball Bushing Pillow Blocks
XL - For use with XR bearing (Carbon Steel)
The material of the shaft (where the ball bushing travels). In the case of a shaft rail assembly the shaft support may be a different material. See the individual product detail page for the shaft support material.
Standard - Standard shafting. Typically used with closed bearings and end supports.
Predrilled - Mounting holes are Predrilled through the shaft or assembly.
Shafts - Predrilled shafts are designed for use with Open bearings where the customer is assembling or using a custom support. Consider utilizing a Shaft Rail Assembly instead.
Shaft Rail Assemblies - Predrilled mounting holes are for securing the assembly to the mounting surface.
Deep Case - where the case depth is two times the normal depth