New Thomson Video Shows High Speed Performance of its WH SPEEDLine Linear Units

WOOD DALE, IL  – Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, has released a new video to introduce the benefits of the WH SPEEDLine wheel guided, belt-driven units. The units are manufactured in North America and are ideal for high speed (10m/s max.) and long stroke (11m max.) applications which may also require multiple orientation or multiple axis configurations. The SPEEDLine WH40 positioning slide is a miniaturized linear drive unit designed for extremely small and compact dimensional applications.  Built with a low coefficient of friction, these slides make it easy to fit smaller motors

Kyle Thompson, Product Line Manager at Thomson who is featured in the video, explains how WH linear units can perform at higher speeds because they do not use the re-circulating bearing elements found in round or profile rail bearings. H-type wheel guides used in combination with 60 Case shafting enable higher speeds and provide the stiffness required to handle moment loads.

Kyle uses the WH80 unit to demonstrate the speed of operation but the range is also available in 50mm and 120mm profile widths to suit application requirements. The WH series is ideal for high throughput applications such as packaging, filling and dispensing, material handling and factory automation.

Thomson strives to continually innovate and lead the marketplace in linear motion solutions and also share their expert 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.

About Thomson
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 defense markets. Thomson Industries, Inc. has facilities in North America, Europe and Asia with over 2000 distributor locations 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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