Thomson introduces Materials in Motion – a new guide to innovative motion solutions from Thomson for building better, faster and smarter material handling equipment. The guide provides an overview of the products and technology available from Thomson, including rod-type and rodless linear actuators, round and square rail linear guides and bearings, ball and lead screws, linear slides and systems, Micron® planetary gearheads, Deltran wrap spring and friction clutches, spring set brakes and resolvers. Readers will also benefit from detailed application illustrations that highlight the benefits of these technologies as applied in a variety of handling applications, including trucks and mobile lifting aids, transporting car chassis, palletizing food containers, vertical lift modules and automatic storage, assembly line engine handling and aircraft wing handling.
“In a modern production environment, moving material quickly, accurately and efficiently is a big challenge. Using the optimal motion products can give OEMs a competitive advantage by designing machines that help their customers save time and money,” says James Marek, Business Unit Director, Thomson Systems. “With more than 70 years of motion control expertise, combined with unmatched product line breadth and a commitment to agnostic machine design, Thomson is well positioned to deliver unbiased standard, modified-standard and full custom design solutions that help automotive, aerospace, food, medical and other material handling machine builders gain that competitive advantage.”