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1 CNC System Upgrades (December 2017)

Automated production of large objects such as auto body prototypes, boat hulls and surfboards traditionally requires computerized numerical control (CNC) systems costing nearly a million dollars. Thomson Cuts Costs and Production Time for Autoscale Inc.

2 Realizing the High Precision Load Handling Benefits of Rodless Electromechanical Actuators (February 2019)

Electromechanical rodless linear actuators can offer better load handling in smaller spaces than rod-style actuators, but realizing those benefits requires careful attention at the specification level. Whether you are replacing a failed actuator, looking for better performance or building a new application from the ground up, success depends on how precisely you specify application requirements.

3 Introducing the Ball Screw (December 2018)

The Swiss Army Knife of PT Components.

4 Product News (December 2018)

The complete Product News section from the December 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

5 In Motion (March 2019)

The following special product news section examines the latest products and technologies in motion control.

6 Industry News (April 2019)

The complete Industry News section from the April 2019 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

7 Product News (October 2021)

The complete Product News section from the October 2021 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

8 The Power Shift (June 2021)

Companies look to fuel economy, energy efficiency and operating costs to improve off-highway applications.

9 Leveraging Stepper Motor Linear Actuator Configurability (December 2020)

When designers and integrators need simple, flexible and compact linear actuation, they often turn to stepper motor linear actuators (SMLAs). The high configurability of SMLAs is among their greatest virtues, but sorting through myriad configuration options to tailor the optimal solution for a particular application can be a challenge for even the most seasoned motion engineer.

10 Reduce Your Linear Motion Assemblies to a Single Component with Motorized Lead Screw Actuators (December 2019)

When it comes to specifying linear motion within a machine, system designers have many options from which to choose. Making the right choice can impact the ease of installation, footprint and cost of operation.

11 Gearbox Innovation Evolves in Step with Expanding Servo Market (September 2018)

Approximately one quarter of all servo motors around the world require some type of gear reduction in their applications. From large satellite dishes to precision medical devices, gearboxes boost torque and reduce speed for servos in order for them to be sized more efficiently. While gearbox fundamentals haven't changed much over the past 20 years, their effectiveness has improved significantly, driven mostly by the need to accommodate advancements in servo technology.

12 Product News (March 2018)

The complete Product News section from the March 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

13 Product News (February 2013)

The complete Product News section from the February 2013 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

14 Smart Actuators for Off-Highway (February 2013)

Smart actuators bring big benefits to utility and other off-highway vehicles

15 Selecting and Sizing Ball Screw Drives (October 2012)

The ball screw drive is an assembly that converts rotary motion to linear motion and vice versa. The ball screw drive consists of a ball screw and a ball nut with recirculating ball bearings...

16 Product News (June 2012)

The complete Product News section from the June 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

17 Product News (December 2009)

The complete Product News section from the December 2009 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

18 Ball Screws Revisited - Ask the Expert (February 2013)

A reader asks for clarification on last issue's Ask the Expert column about ball screw sizing.

19 Industry News (August 2017)

Schaeffler invests in North America, plus other news from around the industry.

20 Product News (October 2013)

The complete Product News section from the October 2013 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

21 Controlling Backlash in Mammography Systems (April 2017)

Medical imaging equipment, water handling systems, conveyors, robotic systems and rotary and linear actuators are among the many devices that may be fitted with electric friction brakes to hold their loads in place when the power is off or disrupted.

22 Product News (August 2016)

News about industry products.

23 Thomson Case Study: Smart Electric Actuators Give the Marching Arts a Lift (June 2021)

Electric actuators are demonstrating logistics efficiencies and improvements that have numerous implications.

24 Linear Motion Q&A: Customized Machinery Built with Off-the-Shelf Components (April 2010)

This Q&A session with various experts at Thomson Linear Systems covers linear slides & stages, clutches & brakes, bearings and actuators.

News Items About Thomson

1 Meyer Appointed President of Thomson (February 17, 2009)
Ron Meyer is now president of Thomson, a Danaher Motion company. Meyer is responsible for driving the strategy and management of Thomson...

2 Thomson Expands Education Center (April 22, 2011)
Thomson Industries, Inc. has expanded its Online Thomson Education Center with four new technical training videos to help machine builder...

3 Thomson Products Featured on Extreme Homes (September 12, 2013)
Virginia Tech's Lumenhaus will appear in an upcoming  episode of Extreme Homes. Tune in and see Thomson technology in action. T...

4 Thomson Supplies Motion Control Tech for Tractor Design Competition (July 21, 2016)
Thomson Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, was a silver sponsor of this year’s International ...

5 Thomson Simplifies Machine Design with Glide Screw (July 18, 2013)
Thomson introduces Glide Screw, a new mechanical linear motion solution that combines the features of a linear bearing and a lead screw i...

6 Thomson Bearings Challenge Food Processing Applications (May 2, 2011)
Thomson recently introduced Food Grade FluoroNyliner Bushing Bearings featuring a non-magnetic 303 Stainless Steel corrosion resistant sl...

7 Thomson Offers 400 Series Linear Guides (November 22, 2010)
Thomson recently introduced the 400 Series Profile Rail Linear Guides, a cost-effective solution engineered to deliver accurate, reliable...

8 Thomson Expands Miniature Metric Ball Nut Styles (August 11, 2016)
Thomson Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, has built upon its selection of miniature metric precisi...

9 Thomson Delivers Motion Solutions for Clean Energy Applications (October 20, 2010)
Thomson introduces the 2010 Guide to Motion Solutions for Clean Energy Applications. The guide reviews some of the most significant consi...

10 Thomson Expands Linear Actuator Line with Higher Load Handling Options (April 19, 2017)
Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, has expanded its WhisperTrak actuator line to gi...

11 Thomson Offers RediMount Upgrade Option for Motors or Gears (October 25, 2018)
Thomson Industries, Inc. has launched an upgraded RediMount option, a pre-engineered, modular adapter kit for seamlessly installing motor...

12 Thomson Introduces Ball Screws for Maximum Load Capacity (February 11, 2019)
Thomson Industries, Inc. has introduced a ball screw with more than twice the load capacity of a standard ball screw. The redesigned ball...

13 Thomson Industries Expands Illinois Operation (March 6, 2019)
Thomson Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, intends to consolidate operations from a Connecticut sub...

14 Thomson to Host Smart Actuator Webinar Series for Design Engineers (March 27, 2018)
Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, is hosting a series of technical webinars that w...

15 Thomson Expands Electrak Linear Actuator Line (January 30, 2018)
Thomson Industries, Inc. has extended the capability of its popular Electrak HD electromechanical linear actuator line to loads of up t...

16 Thomson Collaborates with Research Team to Develop New Tesla Coil Designs (June 13, 2017)
Thomson Industries has donated a high-precision ball screw assembly to The Geek Group National Science Institute in Grand Rapids, Michiga...

17 Thomson Actuator Synchronization Offers Stability for Large and Bulky Load Handling (August 17, 2017)
Thomson Industries, Inc., has announced availability of new synchronization capabilities for its Electrak HD heavy duty electromechanical...

18 Thomson Expands Line of Smart Actuators (June 8, 2021)
The crux of smart actuation begins with the integration of onboard electronics, which enables enhanced functions that were previously ext...

19 Thomson Delivers Assembly Support for EquusCT (November 19, 2013)
The EquusCT from Artec Imaging is a patient position and CT scanning table with floating carousel that offers a high degree of maneuverab...

20 Thomson Ball Screws Drive Optimization for 5G Fiber Optic Filament Production (September 1, 2021)
Fundamental ball screw technology hasn’t changed much since 1929 when Rudolph G. Boehm patented what he called an “anti-frict...