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01/02/2013 | Video helps engineers choose between ball and lead screw technology

WOLFSCHLUGEN, GERMANY - Tobias Münch, Thomson Product Line Specialist commented: “Ball screws provide unequalled precision and smooth motion and are very efficient and low friction, but a good quality precision ground lead screw can offer excellent repeatability and stiffness. In such difficult times, choosing the right component can help OEMs gain a competitive edge without compromising on performance.”

In the video, screw expert Jeff Johnson at Thomson discusses the main differences between the two types of screw and offers practical advice on selecting the right component. Key considerations include choosing the right screw for greater efficiency, reduced costs, load handling and noise control.

Thomson invented anti-friction linear technology 67 years ago, and has a wide variety of standard lead and ball screw technologies manufactured for precision and reliability, with expertise to customise to just about any application requirement.

The video “Lead Screw vs. Ball Screw Technology” can be watched for free on the Thomson Industries YouTube channel at the following URL:

Interesting facts about Thomson

With over 60 years of expertise in the field of drive technology, Thomson is the unrivalled industry leader in the manufacturing of Ball Bushing® and profile rail bearings, 60 Case® shafts, precision ground and rolled ball screws, linear actuators, gearheads, clutches, brakes, linear systems and suitable accessories. Thomson launched the linear ball bushing bearing onto the market back in 1945 and since then has been setting new benchmarks in the development of drive control solutions for companies from a wide range of industrial sectors such as the aviation and arms industry. Thomson Industries Inc. has production sites in North America, Europe and Asia in addition to a global network of over 2,000 dealers.

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

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