Through precision engineering, Thomson Motorised Lead Screws can offer up to 30% more load capacity than other comparable products, without increasing installation footprint. Optimised motor performance matched with ideal screw and nut design produces a higher performing product with reduced power consumption, low noise and longer battery life in a more compact solution. The more efficient motors used in the range are cooler running, so that greater torque can be generated using higher power input without overheating. The increased thrust provided in a small package size by this product range allows machine designers to reduce their machine footprint while achieving reliable, precision performance.
Traditional lead screws with direct couplings are permanently attached to the motor, making them difficult to replace and maintain. Thomson''s innovative Taper Lock technology (patent pending) enables quick connection / decoupling of the lead screw and the stepper motor. The speed and ease of this connection means machines can be rapidly prototyped, maintenance time is reduced and spares inventory can be better optimised. Using Taper Lock also assures that the connection between the lead screw and motor is secure, robust and correctly aligned.
Thomson Motorised Lead Screws are available in two motor configurations: Rotating Screw (S) and Rotating Nut (N). As with other products, Thomson offers an efficient customisation service for the Motorised Lead Screws to meet exact customer needs if required.
Motorised Lead Screws are ideal for a wide variety of linear motion applications where precision, reliability and greater design flexibility are advantageous such as medical devices and 3D printers. Examples here include medical pumps, HVAC control valves, pipetting machines and CNC applications.
This new range of Motorised Lead Screws and their features will be presented for the first time in Europe during a Thomson webinar on May 20th, 2015. Interested parties can register for the free, live webinar at: http://goo.gl/xtgJYm.
For more information about the Thomson Motorised Lead Screw please visit: http://www.thomsonlinear.com/motorized and http://www.thomsonlinear.com/mls.