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8/4/2009 | Thomson launches online tool to simplify gearhead selection

WOLFSCHLUGEN, GERMANY – Linear motion expert Thomson has launched an online tool to help machine builders select the optimal precision gearheads for their applications.

Known as Thomson-Micron Motioneering, it is an intuitive tool that greatly simplifies gearhead sizing and selection. OEMs can optimise machine design in a fraction of the time and at a fraction of the cost involved with tedious traditional manual calculations and individual product comparisons.

Users simply enter key application parameters and Thomson-Micron Motioneering instantly delivers all the information needed. This includes downloadable 3D models and product safety factors, plus pricing, ordering and delivery information.

There are three options when using Thomson-Micron Motioneering. The first involves entering all the appropriate information for a particular application, such as gearhead type, operation ratio, maximum backlash, torque and speed requirements and motor selection. The tool then instantly selects the most appropriate solution.

The second option is called Gearhead Express and is aimed at users who need fast delivery, with many products being available to ship within 24 hours. Simply by entering the required gearhead size, ratio and frame size, users can see instantly what is available for delivery within the next 24 hours.

The third option involves simply clicking on the required model number. The tool gives instant information on price and lead-time for that gearhead. In addition, a Help/Tech Support section on the website ensures that all queries are quickly and efficiently handled.

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About Thomson

With more than 60 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 in around the world.

Thomson, 1500 Mittel Boulevard, Wood Dale, IL 60191-1073; 1-540-633-3549; 1-540-633-0294 (fax);;

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