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New Electrak MD Electromechanical Linear Actuators Achieve High Precision and Greater Flexibility
Mechanical Power Transmission

New Electrak MD Electromechanical Linear Actuators Achieve High Precision and Greater Flexibility

Feature automation and maintenance enablers such as feedback on position, J1939 CAN bus communication, low-current switching (PLC compatibility), and end-of-stroke indication output. Comes with onboard intelligence that enhances overall performance and eliminates space consumption by keeping any external equipment within the actuator housing. Ideal for mobile off-highway, material handling and...

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New Modular Adapter Kit from Thomson Industries, Inc. Simplifies Motor and Gear Installation
Electrical Equipment & Systems

New Modular Adapter Kit from Thomson Industries, Inc. Simplifies Motor and Gear Installation

Thomson Industries, Inc.’s new RediMount option is a pre-engineered, modular adapter kit for seamlessly installing motors or gears in less than five minutes. It works with a wide range of motor types and sizes or gears, allowing it to be mounted to linear motion systems and actuators faster and with less effort than ever before. It also includes updated smart part numbers with a specific motor...

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New Motorized Lead Screw Actuators are Offered in NEMA-Standard Bolt-Hole Patterns
Mechanical Power Transmission

New Motorized Lead Screw Actuators are Offered in NEMA-Standard Bolt-Hole Patterns

The Motorized Lead Screw Actuators are designed for force-sensitive applications that require stroke length shorter than 2.5 in., loads less than 200 lb and speeds below 20 in/s. The units are offered for NEMA 8, 11, 14, 17 and 23 motor frame sizes in single or double stacks. The actuators offer resolutions ranging from 0.063 to 7.5 µin of linear travel per step. They are used in adjustment of...

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Electrak HD Linear Actuators meet IP69K, IP67 and IP66 ratings.
Mechanical Power Transmission

Electrak HD Linear Actuators meet IP69K, IP67 and IP66 ratings.

Electrak HD Electromechanical Linear Actuators are embedded with an onboard Electrak Modular Control System that enables method for control and communication. Units come with optional J1939 CAN bus communication interface, low-level switching and customer control interface. Electrak HD actuators can be operated in -40 to +85°C temperature range with loads up to 16 kN and features thermal...

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Thomson Industries Collaborates with Research Team to Develop New Tesla Coil Designs
Electronic Components & Devices

Thomson Industries Collaborates with Research Team to Develop New Tesla Coil Designs

06.20.2017, RADFORD, VA - Thomson Industries, a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, has donated a high-precision ball screw assembly to The Geek Group National Science Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to help develop revolutionary designs of Tesla Coils (TC). An ambitious R&D program has been initiated there to discover new uses for the TC with help from a new...

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WhisperTrak™ Linear Actuators meet IP67 standards.
Mechanical Power Transmission

WhisperTrak™ Linear Actuators meet IP67 standards.

Available in 2kN and 4kN versions with stroke lengths between 100 and 500 mm, WhisperTrak™ Linear Actuators are operated on 12- or 24-volt input supply. 4 kN version is rated for 900 lb with load speed of 4 mm/s, whereas 2 kN version for 450 lb with 8 mm/s load speed. Having 10,000 cycles of average life at maximum load capacity, units are suitable for medical, personal mobility, material...

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New Thomson Online Selector Tool for Stepper Motor Linear Actuators Simplifies The Purchasing Experience

06.08.2020, Wood Dale, IL- Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of linear motion control solutions, has launched an online tool that simplifies the selection and purchase of stepper motor linear actuators. The new tool saves significant time by streamlining the selection process for design and system engineers. Using the intuitive online selector tool, users can quickly and easily...

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New Electrak MD Electromechanical Linear Actuators Achieve High Precision and Greater Flexibility
Mechanical Power Transmission

New Electrak MD Electromechanical Linear Actuators Achieve High Precision and Greater Flexibility

Feature automation and maintenance enablers such as feedback on position, J1939 CAN bus communication, low-current switching (PLC compatibility), and end-of-stroke indication output. Comes with onboard intelligence that enhances overall performance and eliminates space consumption by keeping any external equipment within the actuator housing. Ideal for mobile off-highway, material handling and...

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Thomson Introduces Online, Interactive, Instant Quote Tool for Customized 60 Case® Shafting and Hardened Pins

12.03.2019 - RADFORD, VA – Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of linear motion control solutions, has introduced an online instant quote tool that helps design engineers save time during the selection and purchase process of its customized 60 Case shafting. By providing real-time pricing and instant access to lead times for chosen products, Thomson’s intuitive, self-service...

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Thomson Sponsors Asabe International Tractor Student Engineering Design Competition

06.25.2019 - RADFORD, VA – Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, sponsored the 22nd year of the International ¼ Scale Tractor Student Design Competition (IQS) of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), donating $15,000 worth of motion control products. The event took place May 30 – June 2, 2019, at the Expo...

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New Thomson Online Selection Tool Simplifies Linear Bearing Specification and Purchase

05.30.2019 - Radford, VA – Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, has announced availability of an online tool that streamlines the selection and purchase of linear bearings. This addition to the Thomson website enables design engineers and system integrators to zero in on the right bearings for their applications in mere minutes. “Linear...

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Thomson Receives ISO 14001 Environmental Management Certification for Tijuana Plant

04.23.2019, Radford, VA – Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, has received ISO 14001 certification, which demonstrates that its Tijuana, Mexico facility is operating in accordance with best environmental management practices. ISO 14001 is a family of environmental management standards advanced by the International Organization for...

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Thomson Creates Online, Self-Service Industrial Linear Actuator Sizing and Selection Tool

04.25.2019, RADFORD, VA – Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, has introduced a new Linear MOTIONEERING™ online tool that helps design engineers accurately size and select electric linear actuators. The powerful, self-service functionality of the tool provides an interactive series of questions, making it easier for users to benefit from...

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Thomson Industries Expands Marengo, IL Operation

50 new industrial jobs available immediately 02.26.2019, Marengo, IL – Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, is consolidating operations from a Connecticut subsidiary to its Marengo, Illinois, facility, bringing more than 50 new jobs to the region. Openings exist for people with a wide range of industrial production experience, including...

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