Thomson Industries Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, has released a new video to introduce the benefits of WM80 ball-guided ball-screw-driven linear units. These linear systems are designed for high thrust, payload, precision and stiffness with force up to 12,000 N and repeatability to 0.005 mm. The WM series is suitable for applications needing precision and rigidity, such as machine-tool automation and test and measurement.
“The WM80, ball guided, ball screw driven unit has an internal movable ball screw support that allows for longer stroke lengths and high speeds,” said Kyle Thompson, Global Product Line Manager, Systems at Thomson. Click on the photo to see the video in Thomson’s library.
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 utilizes a patented screw support technology. The WM40 model is designed specifically for miniaturized applications with extremely small dimensions. Thomson offers stroke longer stroke lengths of up to 11 meters for all screw driven units.
Thomson strives to continually innovate and lead the marketplace in linear motion solutions and also 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 thomsonlinear.com to inform and guide design engineers, explain technology alternatives and simplify the linear motion component selection process. For more information about the WM series, visit thomsonlinear.com/positioning-slides.