Customize Machined Shafting Faster and Easier with New Web-based Configuration Tool from Thomson

Linear MOTIONEERING®: 60 Case® LinearRace Shafting saves machine builders time and money by significantly accelerating the configuration of linear shafting to suit specific application requirements

WOOD DALE, IL - Thomson introduces Linear MOTIONEERING®: 60 Case® LinearRace Shafting. This new web-based configuration tool enables users to quickly and easily configure Thomson 60 Case LinearRace shafting based on size, material, tolerance class, coating and special machining requirements. Users can view pricing and lead time, download 2D/3D CAD models and detailed drawings, request a formal quote, and save and retrieve quotes. Linear MOTIONEERING: 60 Case LinearRace Shafting supports Carbon Steel, 440C Stainless Steel, 316 Stainless Steep, 52100 Tubular Steel and Chrome Plated Pain Ends.

"Linear MOTIONEERING: 60 Case LinearRace Shafting is an intuitive tool that helps customers design their linear shaft in a fraction of the time it can otherwise take to create a drawing and submit it to a manufacturer for quotation," says Tom Dwyer, Business Unit Manager, Thomson Linear Bearings and Rails. "Users simply select the shafting type they would like to configure, enter the shaft machining details, and Linear MOTIONEERING instantly provides pricing and lead times. Additional outputs include complete engineering drawings for the machined shafting, as well as 3D models and the ability to save configurations online for future use."

Thomson has available a number of additional web-based tools to help simplify and speed the design process, including:

o Linear MOTIONEERING® : Complete Linear Systems - sizing and selection for linear positioning slide systems

o Linear MOTIONEERING®: Ball/Lead Screws - sizing and selection for ball and lead screws

o Micron MOTIONEERING® - sizing and selection for Micron TRUE(TM) Planetary Gearheads

Thomson 60 Case LinearRace Shafting is designed to be the inner race for Thomson Ball Bushing® Bearings, and provides up to 50% longer shaft operating life than other hardened and ground shafting. Thomson also offers Ultra Light Aluminum LinearRace® Shafting, which is 65% lighter than typical linear shafting. It delivers smoother and easier linear motion positioning, making it an attractive and cost effective shafting option in any number of plain bearing applications.

About Thomson

With more than 60 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(TM) 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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