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11/10/2023 | Thomson Video Demonstrates New Electrak® XD Electrifying Applications Once Dominated by Hydraulic Systems

DOWNERS GROVE, IL – Thomson Industries, Inc, a leading manufacturer of linear motion control solutions, has introduced a video highlighting the exceptional workings of its Electrak XD actuator. The video illustrates how the XD has ushered in the next evolution of electric actuators with strength to take on traditionally hydraulic applications while, at the same time, be smarter, smaller and more efficient than competitive technologies.

The Electrak XD represents a new level of load-handling capability, tackling dynamic loads up to 25,000 N. Highlighting its performance are duty cycle up to 100%, strokes up to 1200 mm and speeds up to 75 mm/s.

Håkan Persson, Global Product Director for Linear Actuators at Thomson, commented on the significance of the Electrak XD's capabilities. “Thomson has always been at the forefront of advancing actuators, continuously pushing boundaries to improve performance and efficiency. Our Electrak XD exemplifies our commitment to engineering excellence and innovation, as it can now handle tasks that were previously limited to hydraulic systems. This groundbreaking technology showcases our dedication to meeting the evolving needs of our customers.”

This video explores the XD’s suite of built-in features, which include an internal load holding brake, an optional manual override, and a manual release option that allows for load disengagement without requiring power. The actuator is equipped with advanced control features that provide real-time monitoring and diagnostics of speed, position, and applied force, enabling designers to streamline system design and enhancing flexibility.

The video is an invaluable resource for design engineers seeking a deeper understanding of the Electrak XD's capabilities and applications. To watch the video and learn more about Thomson cutting-edge solutions, please click here -

About Thomson Industries, Inc.

With more than 75 years of achievement in motion control innovation and quality, Thomson is the industry’s premier producer of Linear Actuators, Linear Ball Bushing® Bearings, Profile Rail Linear Guides, 60 Case® LinearRace® Shafting, Ground and Rolled Ball Screws, Screw Jacks, 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 linear motion control solutions serving global aerospace and defense, medical and health, factory automation, food processing, and mobile off-highway markets. Thomson, a brand of U.S.-based Regal Rexnord Corporation, has facilities in North America, Europe and Asia with more than 2000 distributor locations around the world.

For more information Thomson Industries, Inc., 2400 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515; 1-540-633-3549; 1- 540-633-0294 (fax);;

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