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6/16/2016 | New Thomson Web Video Shows How to Synchronize Multiple WhisperTrak Actuators

06-16-2016 - RADFORD, VA – Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, has released an educational video that demonstrates how design engineers can synchronize multiple Thomson WhisperTrak actuators quickly and easily. These products are exceptionally quiet and boast a low sound level of less than 45 dBa, the same as an average library.

“Once the actuators are installed and fully retracted, you only need a Thomson control that will automatically synchronize the units,” said Chad Carlberg, Product Line Manager for Linear Actuators at Thomson. “Simply press the extend button and the combined actuators will extend together.” In the video, Carlberg also explains that the units can be ordered with and require a Thomson digital feedback option, which allows for the synchronization of two or four units.

Thomson WhisperTrak linear actuators are designed to enable machine builders with greater flexibility for a wide range of applications, including personal mobility, medical, rehabilitation, office and residential automation. The actuators include an IP67 environmental rating and are able to operate in harsh conditions where they are exposed to washdown, rain and dust without the use of an additional cover. The solution is maintenance free and has an average life of 10,000 cycles at the maximum load capacity.

Thomson strives to continually innovate and lead the marketplace in linear motion solutions and 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 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 defense markets. Thomson has facilities in North America, Europe and Asia with more than 2000 distributor locations around the world.

Thomson Industries, Inc., 1500 Mittel Boulevard, Wood Dale, IL 60191-1073; 1-540-633-3549; 1-540-633-0294 (Fax):;

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