Thomson Industries Inc. is releasing an educational video that offers design engineers advice and best practice tips on how to properly customise a base model electric linear actuator for a specific application.
Chad Carlberg, Product Line Manager for Linear Actuators at Thomson says: "Linear actuators are packaged systems optimised for power density, size and performance, which means thrust, speed and life. Base unit electric linear actuators use a specific motor paired with a set of gears in a gear housing, which is connected to a ball or acme screw assembly to convert rotary motion into linear motion."
In the video, Carlberg describes the customisation of Thomson units, stating: "Each base model can be customised for a specified application. Gear ratios, motors and screw assemblies can be modular and matched up to provide an optimised, flexible solution."
Thomson's industrial linear actuators are designed to save a design engineer time and money through reduced maintenance, quick and easy installation, and by delivering superior performance. The Electrak product family provides robust, reliable performance with up to an IP69k environmental rating making them well suited for harsh environments.
Thomson strives to continually innovate and lead the marketplace in linear motion products and share their application engineering and technical expertise. To that end, Thomson has authored a wide range of educational videos, webinars and technical white papers available now at www.thomsonlinear.com to inform and guide design engineers, explain technology alternatives and simplify the linear motion component selection process. Please follow the link to view the full customisation video.