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14/07/2015 | New Thomson Video Shows Best Practice Tips on How to Set Up a Limit Switch With Thomson Linear Units

14.07.2015, Wolfschlugen, Germany – Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, has released a new educational video to help design engineers to setup a limit switch correctly with a Thomson linear unit.

Kyle Thompson, Global Product Line Manager, Systems at Thomson, explains in the video, “A limit switch is operated by the motion of a linear unit as part of a control system. Each limit switch sent out with a Thomson linear system comes with a track to match the stroke length of the unit.“

Kyle demonstrates how to install the limit switch onto the track in the video. He explains: “The user only needs to slide it into position on any part of the unit and screw it down until secure. This can be adjusted as necessary for where the engineer wants to mount the unit.” The cover strip for each linear unit is provided for aesthetic protection. Each limit switches cables can slide into position on the track.

Thomson linear motion systems range from very small units to large ones. Profile sizes range from as small as 25 mm up to 130 mm in height and up to almost 240 mm in width. Thomson offers its customers longer stroke lengths of up to 12 meters as a standard option on all linear motion systems.

Thomson strives to continually innovate and lead the marketplace in linear motion solutions and also share their application engineering and technical expertise. To that end, Thomson has authored a wide range of educational videos, webinars and technical white papers available now at to inform and guide design engineers, explain technology alternatives and simplify the linear motion component selection process.

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About Thomson

With more than 70 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.

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