Profile Rail Linear Guides come in 2 configurations.

Press Release Summary:

Available in ball or roller profile configurations, Thomson 500 Series features insert molded re-circulation paths that eliminate metal-to-metal contact outside load zone. Optimized geometries with minimal transitions through re-circulation path eliminate potential misalignment. With simplified installation on joint-free rails up to 6 m long, products feature internal grease pockets, multiple lubrication inlet points, and built-in longitudinal seals.

Original Press Release:

Danaher Motion Introduces the Next Generation Thomson Profile Rail Linear Guides

Broad offering of sizes and styles for nearly any application

WOOD DALE, IL - Danaher Motion introduces the Thomson 500 Series Profile Rail Linear Guides. Available in ball or roller profile configurations, the next generation Thomson 500 Series features exceptional rail straightness, smoother, quieter operation through insert molded re-circulation paths, and simpler installation on joint-free rails up to 6 meters long.

"The Thomson 500 Series is available in a variety of standard and extended standard designs and sizes to meet nearly any application requirement," says Ian Rubin, Marketing Project Manager. "The 500 Series is easily integrated into new or existing applications, and our easy-to-use modular carriage design simplifies on-site field modifications. Additionally, our large offering of modular accessories, including sealing and lubrication options, result in linear guide solutions that are easily customized in the field."

Advanced grinding and straightening technologies, and one-piece rail lengths up to 6 meters, result in greater rail accuracies for improved machine operation. A patented insert molded re-circulation path eliminates metal-to-metal contact outside the load zone, while optimized geometries with minimal transitions through the re-circulation path eliminate potential misalignment for smoother, quieter operation.

Additional features include:

· Internal grease pockets on the 500 Series Ball product for improved protection and longer life

· Multiple lubrication inlet points that are field modifiable for design and upgrade flexibility, reduced component inventory

· Standard Built-in longitudinal seals provide improved out-of-the-box sealing to protect the rolling elements along the rail ball or roller path

The Thomson 500 Series replaces the Thomson AccuMax and AccuGlide standard ball product assortment. The Thomson MicroGuide, AccuGlide Mini, and T-Series are still available.

About Danaher Motion
Danaher Motion is a leading global manufacturer of motion control products that improve the efficiency and productivity of complex manufacturing operations. Danaher Motion's product innovations have been revolutionizing the motion control industry for over 60 years through trusted brand names including Kollmorgen, Pacific Scientific, Thomson, Dover and Portescap. Danaher Motion is a strategic business platform of the Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR), a manufacturer of process and environmental controls, tools and industrial components.
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