Thomson Industries, Inc., is releasing a new video to introduce the benefits of the WM80, ball-guided, ball screw-driven linear units. These linear systems are designed for high thrust, payload, precision and stiffness with force up to 12000N and repeatability to 0.005mm. The WM series is suitable for applications where high precision and rigidity are critical, such as machine tool automation and test and measurement.
Kyle Thompson, Global Product Line Manager, Systems at Thomson, explains in the video: "The WM80, ball-guided, ball screw-driven unit has an internal movable ball screw support that allows for longer stroke lengths and high speeds." The WM80 linear unit has a self-adjusting plastic cover strip designed to provide environmental protection for the internal components while reducing friction to a minimum.
Kyle demonstrates in the video that the WM linear unit utilises a patented screw support technology. The WM40 model is designed specifically for miniaturised applications with very small dimensions. Thomson offers stroke longer stroke lengths of up to 11m for all screw driven units.
Thomson strives to continually innovate and lead the marketplace in linear motion products and also shares 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.