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Ball Transfer/Transfer Systems use hollow ball technology.

Press Release Summary:

Systems utilize hollow balls that provide 6,000 lb crush strength minimum per unit. Constructed with stainless cup and can for corrosion resistance, units have 1 in. stainless hollow ball riding on 1/8 in. stainless balls. Available with ball-up, ball-down, or angled mounting, products have nylon-flanged base and do not require lubrication. Operating temperature is 250°F, and load capacity is 125 lbs. They are offered in spring loaded and sealed versions.

Original Press Release:

New Ball Transfer / Transfer Systems Feature Thomson Hollow Ball Technology

Port Washington, NY -- Thomson Industries - the leader in specialty and value added precision ball technology - announces the availability of its ball transfer/transfer systems that feature hollow balls that are 60% lighter than solid balls and provide 6000lb.crush strength minimum per unit.

They are ideal for palletizers, air cargo, ball tables, steel handling and conveyor systems.

Features include:

o 1 inch stainless hollow ball riding on 1/8 inch stainless balls
o stainless cup and can for corrosion resistance and high load capacity
o ball-up, ball-down, or angled mounting
o nylon-flanged base for easy mounting and reduced noise
o no lubrication required
o operating temperature of 250°F (higher temperature option available)
o 125 lb. load capacity

The transfer unit's unique molded design permits a wide range of custom options: solid balls; nylon balls for low noise or non-scuffing requirements; variety of ball sizes; variety of housing materials (e.g., carbon steel); variety of mounting configurations (e.g., non-flanged); spring loaded, and sealed.

Thomson Precision Ball is QS-9000 certified and ISO 9002 registered. The company maintains an A2LA accredited metrology lab, is a three-time GM Supplier of the Year and a two-time ITT Supplier Gold Award Recipient, and holds the TRW Automotive Certificate of Excellence.

For more information, call: 1-800-554-8466; fax: 516-944-1045; email us at Visit Thomson's Website at

Thomson invented and manufactures a complete family of Ball Bushing* bearings, 60 Case* LinearRace* shafts, Thomson Saginaw* and IBL* ball screws; RoundRail*, SmartRall*, and ProfileRail* linear guides, systems and controls; Micron True Planetary* gearheads; Nyliner* engineered polymer bearings and FluoroNyliner* Bushing bearings; precision bearing balls, and Thomson Airpax Mechatronics stepper motors, brushless DC motors, and digital linear actuators. All Thomson Industries manufacturing locations are ISO certified. Automotive facilities operate to QS-9000 standards. Thomson is a three-time General Motors Supplier of the Year and a two-time ITT Gold Award Supplier. Visit Thomson's Website at

* Trademark of Thomson Industries, Inc. THOMSON is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries.

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