Actuators offer solution to hydraulic/pneumatic cylinders.

Press Release Summary:

Thomson(TM) TC Series rod-style precision actuators are available with stepper, servo, or DC motor with drive/controller. Products handle heavy thrust loads up to 5,620 lbs (model TC5) and feature stroke lengths through 60 in., speeds to 52 ips in 4 ranges, and repeatability to 0.0005 in. Precision rolled ball screws yield quiet operation with low backlash. Models TC2 and TC3 feature quiet acme screws for applications where back-driving must be minimized.

Original Press Release:

Danaher Motion Launches the Thomson TC Series of High-Precision Actuators

Alternative Solution to Hydraulic or Pneumatic Cylinders

Cleveland, Ohio -- Danaher Motion introduces the Thomson(TM) TC Series of robust and reliable precision actuators. Models include the TC2, TC3, TC4, and TC5 rod-style actuators. The easily programmed TC Series actuators are available with a choice of stepper, servo, or DC motor with drive/controller for compatibility with every motion control environment. Typical industry applications include positioning, web edge guiding, indexing, traversing, stamping, forming, bending and other harsh industrial environments.

The Thomson TC Series actuators are designed for a broad range of capabilities from light thrust loads handled by the TC2 through heavy thrust loads up to 5620 pounds handled by the TC5. The actuators feature stroke lengths through 60 inches, speeds up to 52 inches per second in four ranges, and repeatability to 0.0005 inches. Custom lengths are also available.

Thomson TC Series actuator features precision rolled ball screws as standard, yielding quiet operation, low backlash and high accuracy. The TC2 and TC3 models also feature quiet acme screw models for applications where back-driving must be minimized.

The Thomson TC precision actuators are able to operate in temperatures ranging from -22° F to 158° F. Their design eliminates the need for most routine maintenance and protects against dust and corrosion. The TC Series is IP-54 rated. Because of the inherent rugged capabilities of the Thomson TC actuators, they can be used to replace traditional hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders. The electric TC actuators are less costly, more compact, and much cleaner than hydraulic or pneumatic cylinders.

Easy to install and program, with flexible mounting configurations, the TC Series actuators are available with many options including encoders or linear potentiometers for position feedback, load-holding brakes, protective hoots and quick-disconnect cables.

Linear Motion Systems, as part of Danalher Motion, provides standard and custom linear bearings, linear guides, ball and lead screws, gearheads, linear actuators, slides and systems, precision balls, molded products, resolvers and feedback devices, brakes and clutches, AC and DC drives and stepper and servo motors. Its products are applied worldwide throughout a variety of motion applications in the medical, industrial, aerospace, and mobile off-highway markets. Its highly recognized brand names include: Thomson(TM). Thomson BSA(TM), Micron(TM), Harowe(TM), Deltran PT(TM), Superior Electric(TM) and SECO(TM).

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