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Linear Actuators With Integrated Servomotors

Thomson Industries, Inc. has offered users of its PC Series precision linear actuators an optional, pre-mounted and pre-tested servomotor. "Bundling linear actuators with servomotors simplifies ordering, reduces the need for additional validation after installation, increases reliability, and reduces the total cost of owning and operating an actuator system," said a company spokesperson.

"Inconsistencies in the way in which servomotors are mated with actuators can impact performance, reliability and eventually the performance life of both the actuator and the motor," said Niklas Sjöström, Product Line Manager- Systems Group for Thomson. "By pre-assembling and pre-testing standard integration with our PC Series family at the factory level, we save users the trouble of sizing, selecting and mounting the right motor for their application."

Integrating a servomotor with PC Series actuators provides users with the following benefits:

  • Optimum motor matching. All Thomson PC Series linear actuators can be ordered with a broad selection of Kollmorgen AKM servomotors, fully-integrated and tested.
  • Easier sizing and selection. Because Thomson has already identified and tested a wide range of configurability options and has provided a tool that helps map applications to motor sizing, it takes less than 15 minutes to find the right combination. Downloadable and configurable 3-D CAD models contribute to the solution. All parameters, including length, motor orientation, mounting adapters and screw leads, are fully customizable.
  • Fast and reliable installation. Once the actuator/motor combination is selected, the unique Thomson RediMount motor mounting system speeds implementation by reducing the time spent aligning the actuator and motor. "Should you prefer using your own motor make and type, you still reap the benefits of the RediMount system, giving you the ability to seamlessly fit more than 600 different motor alternatives to the PC Series actuators," said a company spokesperson. ISO standard mounting interfaces are also available to facilitate upgrades from pneumatic technologies.
  • Reduced maintenance. Pre-aligning the system extends life by compensating for system alignment, complementing the maintenance benefits already gained from the PC Series' IP65 rating and corrosion resistance.

Thomson PC Series linear actuators with an integrated Kollmorgen AKM servomotor option are available in North America immediately. They can be ordered online. Customers with their own brand of motor can still benefit by the RediMount system.

For more information contact:

Thomson Industries, Inc.

203A West Rock Road

Radford, VA 24141


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