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6/24/2016 | New Thomson Web Video Shows How to Customise Base Model Electric Linear Actuators

2016.06.24 - Wolfschlugen, Germany – Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, has released an educational video that offers design engineers advice and best practice tips on how to properly customise a base model electric linear actuator for a specific application.

“Linear actuators are packaged systems optimised for power density, size and performance, which means thrust, speed and life,” said Chad Carlberg, Product Line Manager for Linear Actuators at Thomson. “Base unit electric linear actuators use a specific motor paired with a set of gears in a gear housing, which is connected to a ball or acme screw assembly to convert rotary motion into linear motion.”

In the video, Carlberg describes the customisation of Thomson units, stating, “Each base model can be customised for a specified application. Gear ratios, motors and screw assemblies can be modular and matched up to provide an optimised, flexible solution.”

Thomson’s industrial linear actuators are designed to save a design engineer time and money through reduced maintenance, quick and easy installation, and by delivering superior performance. The Electrak product family provides robust, reliable performance with up to an IP69k environmental rating making them ideally suited for harsh environments.

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 to inform and guide design engineers, explain technology alternatives and simplify the linear motion component selection process.

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About Thomson Industries, Inc.
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 and defence markets. Thomson has facilities in North America, Europe and Asia with more than 2000 distributor locations around the world.

Thomson Industries, Inc., 1500 Mittel Boulevard, Wood Dale, IL 60191-1073; 1-540-633-3549; 1-540-633-0294 (Fax):;

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