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8/8/2007 | Linear Motioneering - A new web-based Sizing and Selection Tool

WOOD DALE, IL – Danaher Motion introduces Linear MOTIONEERING® - a powerful web-based linear motion system sizing and selection tool that enables OEM and factory automation users to optimize machine design and operation in five simple steps.  Linear MOTIONEERING walks users through a thorough, intuitive process for a slide table application to deliver all the data necessary to make a quick, logical system selection.  Deliverables include immediate 3D CAD models in multiple formats, motor requirements, life and safety factor calculations, lead time and pricing information with options listed by price point, an automated email of the inquiry and quote documenting the application, and a single part number to order from that includes all specified options. 

“Linear MOTIONEERING is the single most comprehensive system sizing and selection tool available today, and offers a number of particularly unique user benefits that will help them to build a better machine, faster,” says Jim Marek, Business Unit Manager, Thomson Systems.  “A motor interface selector allows users to enter motor dimensions, or any major manufacturer’s motor model  number, and the system automatically configures the mating flange and coupling.   Linear MOTIONEERING also provides safety factors for critical system components that allows users to make a decision based not just on price, but on the safety margin of his or her selection.  Users can change the move profile and calculate the resulting loads and safety factors on the fly, and an environmental screen guides the user not only to the base system selection, but also displays appropriate options such as material and coatings that are suitable for that environment,” he says.

Linear MOTIONEERING users simply enter application parameters including mounting configuration, environmental conditions, positioning, loading and move requirements. With that information, Linear MOTIONEERING recommends a choice of specific linear motion systems optimized to meet the demands of the particular application.  The product solution recommended by Linear MOTIONEERING, including any accessories and motor mounts, is assigned a “Smart Part Number” that the machine builder can use to order the linear motion system with all accessories pre-mounted and ready for integration into the machine. Linear MOTIONEERING provides a detailed specification of the system and a summary of the loading and motion profiles, as well as an instant download of a complete 3D CAD model provided in all of the most common CAD formats.  This enables the user to select and specify the optimum linear motion system, and then load it into his machine design in a matter of minutes. In addition, the user can view the list price and lead-time information, and even request a quote online.

Linear MOTIONEERING also allows users to configure a system based on system type or from an existing part number, thus providing three different modes of functionality.  The Sizing and Selection mode is the all-encompassing process that accepts information and delivers a solution, along with commercial and technical collateral information. The Configure Your Solution mode provides all of the same deliverables as the Sizing and Selection mode, but is intended for those who are familiar with Danaher Motion products and want to quickly configure a part number.  The Lookup by Part Number module is a way for repeat customers to confirm current pricing and part number configuration.

About Thomson
With more than 60 years of motion control innovation and quality, Thomson is the industry’s premiere producer of Ball Bushing and Profile Rail bearings, 60 Case Shafting, ground and rolled Ball Screws and related accessories.  Thomson pioneered the Ball Bushing bearing in 1945, and has set the standard ever since with an unsurpassed set of mechanical motion control solutions serving commercial and aerospace & defense markets around the world.  Thomson is a trusted brand of Danaher Motion.

Thomson, 1500 Mittel Boulevard, Wood Dale, IL 60191-1073; 1-540-633-3549; 1-540-633-0294 (fax);;

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