Published on February 22, 2014
Thomson Glide ScrewTM Golden Mousetrap Panel Discussion February 2014
Glide ScrewTM – How does it work? What is a Glide ScrewTM? • Combining two favorites to create something BETTER! Part linear bearing and part lead screw – Introducing the US Patent Pending Glide ScrewTM! How does it work? • • Radial bearings have been added to handle side and moment loads The screw OD is precision ground to interface with the radial bearing ID
Glide ScrewTM – Why is it Important? Reduced Footprint – Up to 50% • • Integrated lead screw / linear bearing Side load / moment Load capable Improved Equipment Uptime • • • Screw and linear bearing are already aligned Component alignment is not critical – smoother and quieter motion Integrated lubrication block – Thomson Lube-4-Life technology standard Lower Cost of Ownership • • • Less complexity – faster installation – 85% Faster Less components – simpler BOM – 80% Fewer Parts Maintenance free! No lubrication required
Glide ScrewTM – Where is it used? 3D Printing / Engraving Fluid Pump Fluid Pipetting Additional Applications • • • • • • • • • Fluid Pumps Test Tube Handling Lab Automation CD Duplication 3D Printing Pick & Place Fluid Pipetting Syringe Pump Medical Imaging
Glide ScrewTM - Resources Customer Service • • Call: (800) 882-8857 or (408) 938-3031 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit www.thomsonlinear.com • • Webpage: www.thomsonlinear.com/glides Microsite: www.thomsonlinear.com/glidescrew 3D models available Additional resources • • • • • Videos Animations Product selector Samples Rapid prototypes
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