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22/08/2013 | New sizing & Selection tool enables designers to quickly size & select the optimal linear guide for every application

22.08.2013, WOLFSCHLUGEN, GERMANY – Thomson introduces Linear MOTIONEERING®: Linear Guide Components. The latest addition to the company’s robust family of Linear MOTIONEERING and other design tools, Linear MOTIONEERING: Linear Guide Components enables OEM and factory automation users to optimise machine design and operation by identifying the optimal configuration of Round or Square Rail linear guide components based on application or product attributes. Users can choose a linear guide solution based on their application requirements or configure a solution based on the components they know they need, get a quote and download customised 3D models to simplify and accelerate the design process.

“Thomson’s suite of Linear MOTIONEERING tools make choosing the right product for an application simple by offering two different workflows – one based on application attributes and another based on product attributes,” says Jonathan Wray, Product Line Manager, Linear Bearings and Guides. “With Linear MOTIONEERING: Linear Guide Components, users can either enter applications attributes and the tool will deliver the recommended Round or Square Rail linear guide components to satisfy specific requirements; or, for users who know the components needed, they simply select product attributes to quickly configure their solution.”

Outputs include a complete orderable bill of materials (BOM), customised 3D models of the entire assembly of components, a printable application / solution data sheet, estimated list prices and an option to request a quick net price. Both application and product workflows also enable users to configure square rail but joints and full-featured round rail special machining.

Thomson has available a number of additional web-based sizing and selection tools to help simplify and speed the design process, including:

  • Linear MOTIONEERING® for linear positioning slide systems
  • Linear MOTIONEERING® for 60 Case® LinearRace Shafting
  • Micron MOTIONEERING® for Micron TRUE™ Planetary Gearheads
  • Linear MOTIONEERING® for Ball and Lead Screw

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.

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