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4/9/2018 | Thomson Launches T-CaseTM LinearRace® Shafting, Developed for European Automation

09.04.2018, Wolfschlugen, GERMANY – Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions and inventor of Linear Ball Bushing® bearings, proudly presents the latest addition to the Thomson shafting product line, T-Case™LinearRace® Shafting. Thomson T-Case™ shafting is a readily available and affordable automation solution designed to endure tough usage with optimal performance for demanding European maintenance schedules.

The high-quality shafting provides various benefits to automation manufacturers. For example, the steel used in hardened and ground T-Case™ is 1.1213 / CF53 for solid and 1.1221 / C60E for tubular shafts. Combining the strong material with superior grinding processes enables the shaft to successfully operate in the most demanding environments.

To ensure long life in transport-grade applications, T-Case™ is hardened to an exact specification of 60 - 63 HRC. A chrome-plating option is available with a standard thickness of 8 - 15 μm, which is used in applications where corrosion resistance is needed such as palletizing, railroad equipment, logistic systems, etc.

Thomson T-Case™ is particularly valuable due to its flexibility in application and great tolerance of non-machined installation surfaces when bundled with self-aligning, Thomson Linear Ball Bushing® bearings.

To meet specific application requirements, T-Case shafting can be cut and machined at the Thomson factory before distribution to customers. The availability of this service eliminates the need for a secondary step after shipping. Thomson also provides a fast lead time within a week. 

About Thomson Industries, Inc.

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 and defence markets. Thomson has facilities in North America, Europe and Asia with more than 2000 distributor locations around the world.

Thomson Industries, Inc., 203A West Rock Road, Radford, VA 24141; 1-540-633-3549; 1-540-633-0294 (fax); Thomson@thomsonlinear.com; www.thomsonlinear.com.

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