Compact Lifting Columns provide safe telescopic motion.

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Suited for providing telescopic motion in medical and ergonomic applications, Thomson Lifting Columns are self-supporting, designed for accelerated installation, and do not require any maintenance throughout lifetime. Products consist of anodized extruded aluminum profiles which slide into each other. Design provides maximum moment load capacity without compromise on speed of operation while also optimizing lift capacity to frame size ratio. Multiple units can be linked together.

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New from Thomson: Compact, Versatile LC Series Lifting Columns Provide Safe Reliable, Telescopic Motion

WOOD DALE, IL — Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of linear motion products, introduces a new series of Lifting Columns offering compact, telescopic motion pre-aligned motion solutions. The LC Series requires no maintenance throughout their lifetime.  These innovative products can save cost on overall machine design and are ideal for providing telescopic motion in medical and ergonomic applications.

Thomson Lifting Columns are self-supporting and designed for rapid installation and maintenance-free operation. They are highly reliable devices that provide outstanding performance; giving smooth, quiet and fast operation with an excellent extension to retraction ratio. Aesthetically pleasing and easy to install with pre-drilled mounting holes, the compact form of the lifting columns can help optimize machine design and reduce overall costs associated with production.

The Lifting Columns consist of anodized extruded aluminum profiles, which slide into each other. The design provides a high moment load capacity without compromise on speed of operation along with a large lift capacity to frame size ratio. Their robustness and performance is complemented by the ability to link multiple units together for flexibility in design configuration.

Thomson Lifting Columns are available in three model variations, which provide different performance in extension to retraction ratio, load capacity, speed and cost to best match application needs. As with all Thomson solutions, the lifting columns can also be customized to meet specific customer requirements.

The innovative design and maintenance-free operation of the new Thomson LC Series Lifting Columns can truly help engineers optimize overall machine design, offering the potential for cost reduction and reduced manufacturing time. Strong, reliable and quiet, they deliver excellent performance and versatility to match design engineer application and budget requirements.

About Thomson

With more than 60 years of motion control innovation and quality, Thomson Industries, Inc. is the industry’s premier producer of Linear Ball Bushing® Bearings and Profile Rail Bearings, 60 Case® Shafting, ground and Ball and Lead 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.


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Wood Dale, IL 60191-1073


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