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04/10/2011 | Thomson Recognized as 2011 Control Design Reader’s Choice in Ball Screw and Linear Actuator/Slide/Guide Categories

WOOD DALE, IL – Thomson has been recognized by Control Design magazine as the 2011 Reader’s Choice for technology excellence in the Ball Screw/Lead Screw and Linear Actuator/Slide/Guide categories. Control Design magazine’s Reader’s Choice awards are the result of an unaided survey of subscribers who have authority to specify, recommend or purchase industrial automation and control products. Hardware and software categories are listed without any list of vendors, and participants are asked to indicate the single best vendor for the products he or she has experience with. Thomson received 23% of reader votes in the ball screw category, and 13% in the linear actuator/slide/guide category.

Thomson has a storied history of manufacturing quality, strength, and expertise in all of its ball and lead screw products.  Thomson offers the widest range of ball screw products in the industry – including rolled and ground thread screws in both imperial and metric sizes. Thomson precision lead screws are the highest quality lead screw assemblies in the industry. The company’s precision rolling machines ensure accurate positioning to 0.003 in/ft and, and the PTFE coating process produces assemblies that have less drag torque and last longer. Thomson can customize ball and lead screw solutions to nearly any application requirement.

Thomson linear actuators offer best fits for a variety of general purpose and industrial applications. Designed in compact housings to fit in the most confined areas, these actuators are rugged, durable, and ideal anywhere users want to lift, lower, push, pull, rotate or position a load. They come in a wide range of standard and customizable stroke lengths and are available in both DC and AC models - optionally packaged with a wide selection of controls and accessories.

About Thomson
With more than 60 years of motion control innovation and quality, Thomson is the industry’s premier producer of Linear Ball Bushing® Bearings and Profile Rail Bearings, 60 Case™ Shafting, ground and rolled Ball Screws, Linear Actuators, Gearheads, Clutches, Brakes, Linear Systems, and related accessories. Thomson invented the Linear Ball Bushing Bearing in 1945, and has set the standard ever since with an unsurpassed set of mechanical motion control solutions serving global commercial and aerospace & defense markets. Thomson Industries, Inc. has facilities in North America, Europe and Asia with over 2000 distributor locations around the world.

Thomson, 1500 Mittel Boulevard, Wood Dale, IL 60191-1073; 1-540-633-3549; 1-540-633-0294 (fax);;

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