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Thomson has introduced Linear Guide Components, a sizing and selection tool that enables users to quickly configure, customise and select optimised round or square rail linear guides, with outputs that simplify and speed the machine design process.

The web-based configuration tool enables original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and factory automation users to optimise machine design and operation by identifying the optimal configuration of round or square rail linear guide components based on application or product attributes.

Users can choose a linear guide system based on their application requirements or, alternatively, configure a system based on the components they know they need, obtain a quote and download customised 3D models to simplify and accelerate the design process.

Key features and benefits

  • There are two types of guide rails to choose from: square (profile) guide rail and round guide rail. 
  • Linear Guide Components offers two workflows: one based on application attributes and the other based on product attributes.
  • It delivers the recommended round or square rail linear guide components to satisfy specific requirements; alternatively, for users who know the components they need, product attributes can be selected that quickly configure the system.
  • Outputs include a complete orderable bill of materials (BOM), customised 3D models of the entire assembly of components, a printable application/solution data sheet, estimated list prices and an option to request a quick net price.

Thomson – Linear Motion. Optimized.

Often the ideal design solution is not about finding the fastest, sturdiest, most accurate or even the least expensive option. Rather, the ideal solution is the optimal balance of performance, life and cost. Thomson is best positioned to help you most quickly configure the optimal linear motion solution for your application.

  • Thomson invented anti-friction linear bearing technology. We own the broadest standard product offering of mechanical motion technologies in the industry.
  • Modified versions of standard product are routine. White sheet design solutions are available across our entire portfolio.
  • Choose Thomson and gain access to over 70 years of global application experience in diverse industries including packaging, factory automation, material handling, medical, clean energy, printing, automotive, machine tool, aerospace and defense.
  • As part of Danaher Corporation, we are financially strong and unique in our ability to bring together control, drive, motor, power transmission and precision linear motion technologies.

Thomson is the name you can trust for quality, innovation, on-time delivery, controlled costs, and reduced risk. Talk to us early in the design process to see how Thomson can help identify the optimal balance of performance, life and cost for your next application. And, call us or any of our 2000+ distribution partners around the world for fast delivery of replacement parts.

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