What is smart actuation and how can your applications benefit from it? Håkan Persson, the Global Product Line Director for Actuators at Thomson, walks you through the makings of a smart electric actuator, its integrated electronics, where it is best applied and three Thomson actuator families offering these solutions.
Thomson Product Line Specialist, Travis Gilmer, and Electrical Engineer, Chris Jones, walk you through the features of the Electrak HD and how it is stronger, smarter and sturdier than any linear actuator Thomson has developed to date.
Jayme Stockton, Thomson Product Specialist, describes the advantages of replacing linear bearings early during scheduled system maintenance and the cost savings associated versus unplanned, costly shut downs. Learn what to look and listen for when bearings begin to deteriorate over long term use - catch your failures early, keep throughput at a maximum.
Ryan Thomas, Thomson Linear Rail Product Line Manager, demonstrates performance differences between square rails and round rails and discusses how these differences impact performance in various applications. Covered in this video are topics of deflection and alignment and how design application limits help determine the best type of rail for the application.
Automated diagnostic instruments continue to grow in importance in today’s laboratories and hospitals. Space is at a premium in these facilities and the Glide Screw™ enables more compact designs. Watch how the Glide Screw can offer silent and maintenance free performance, minimizing service calls and maximizing instrument availability.
The Glide Screw™ is the latest in a line of breakthrough innovations from Thomson. Thomson has combined the features of a linear bearing and a lead screw into one compact package. Watch this video to learn what makes up the Glide Screw™ and how it can help you downsize your equipment, reduce downtime, and lower overall cost of ownership.
Jeff Johnson, Thomson Screw Product Engineer, overviews the anatomy of ball screws and their installation. He covers the function of ball screws in application design as well as the components of a ball screw assembly and of a ball nut. Also included is a demonstration of the installation of a ball nut onto a screw and the ball bearing insertion process in the event that some bearings fall out during installation.
Jeff Johnson, Thomson Screw Product Engineer, says ball screws and lead screws can sometimes be used in the same applications. Typically, ball screws are used in industry applications that need a lot of load or life while lead screws are used in smaller, lighter duty applications. Lead screws however are highly customizable with the ability to interchange leads, sizes, nut configurations quickly. Cost is usually not the primary consideration when selecting a screw technology. Watch this video to learn the differences.
Add Even More Control and Power with the Synchronization Option. Electrak HD’s control features undergo thorough testing at Thomson to ensure your machines are prepared for countless application challenges – both expected and unexpected.
Thomson Product Line Specialist, Travis Gilmer, walks you through the benefits and applications of the synchronization feature, which is available with many Thomson smart linear actuators. Synchronization allows two or more actuators to share and evenly distribute a load.
Grain bins, auger carts and seed tenders have many hydraulic and manual operations that can benefit from simple, clean and maintenance free electric actuators.See the difference between hydraulics and electric actuators for the folding of the auger, pivoting of the spout, and opening of hatches.
Al Wroblaski, Thomson Linear Actuator Product Line Manager, demonstrates the advantages of Industrial Linear Actuators over hydraulic systems. He discusses issues such as contamination, temperature, safety, economy, maintenance, integration and system size. Also included is a demonstration of application data acquisition techniques and their use in optimizing customer applications.
Kyle Thomson, Lifting Columns Product Line Manager, discusses various medical and ergonomic applications for Thomson lifting columns and provides details on the many functionalities and benefits of column technology. Also include is an interview with a leading manufacturing engineer from Videojet who shares how they integrated lifting columns into their manufacturing processes to increase employee safety.
Explore new technology optimized for pneumatic to electric conversions to reduce energy costs and simplify your machine design. The detailed technical overview in this video illustrates how the new PC Series can deliver improved power density, travel life and side load capabilities not found elsewhere.
John Pieri, Thomson Brake/Clutch Product Line Manager, demonstrates the advantages of using wrap-spring brakes and clutches with certain speeds and inertia loads as compared to higher-priced and complex electromechanical servo systems. Check out the performance comparisons, maintenance advantages, and tremendous cost savings of using Thomson brakes and clutches.
John Pieri, Thomson Brake/Clutch Product Line Manager, describes friction and wrap spring clutches and their various applications as industry solutions. He covers how and when to apply friction clutches in certain situations while wrap spring clutches in others. Also included in the discussion is a description of gearheads and their functionality in application design.