10.11.2015, Wolfschlugen, Germany – Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, demonstrates in its new educational Tech Tips video how to properly lubricate linear bearings and guides. The video provides step-by-step instructions and is the latest in an ongoing series of short videos from Thomson intended to help design engineers maximise performance, reduce lifecycle costs and extend the life of high precision linear motion technology.
“Any system with moving parts will eventually wear out. But understanding the role of lubrication and characteristics of the lubrication itself can help linear guide users make the most of their automation investment,” said Jeremy Gong, Global Product Line Manager for Linear Bearings & Guides at Thomson.
In the video, Gong steps users through the lubrication process, starting with a method for cleaning and continuing to show best practice on how to maintain a linear guide. Gong explains: “Any motion of the bearings will pick up the applied grease and this will circulate throughout the housing.”
Thomson strives to continually innovate and lead the marketplace in linear motion solutions 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 http://www.thomsonlinear.com to inform and guide design engineers, explain technology alternatives and simplify the linear motion component selection process.
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With more than 70 years of motion control innovation and quality, Thomson is the industry’s premier producer of Linear Ball Bushing® Bearings and Profile Rail Bearings, 60 Case® Shafting, ground and rolled Ball Screws, Linear Actuators, Gearheads, Clutches, Brakes, Linear Systems, and related accessories. Thomson invented the Linear Ball Bushing Bearing in 1945, and has set the standard ever since with an unsurpassed set of mechanical motion control solutions serving global commercial and aerospace & defence markets. Thomson Industries, Inc. has facilities in North America, Europe and Asia with over 2000 distributor locations around the world.
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