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Publication Date: 05/1/2007
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Thomson Intros Easy-Mount Positioning Slides
Positioning slide.
Wood Dale, IL — Thomson has introduced the MS46 Series Positioning Slides, calling them the most cost-effective, versatile and modular line of premium positioning slides available today. Unlike competitive products that are limited by fixed slide lengths, MS46 positioning slides are available in virtually any desired length, allowing users to design their machine to meet the application needs, rather than having to compromise on size or performance by designing the machine around its components.

The positioning slides are constructed of lightweight yet extremely durable aluminum. This makes them especially suitable as the carried axis in a multi-axis assembly because they minimize the total moving system mass to allow the use of smaller, less expensive motors. Lightweight construction also helps to minimize the total mass of the equipment into which it is assembled. The slides offer strokes to 1634mm (64-in.) with a load capacity to 330N (74 lbf), and are well suited for handling light-to-medium loads in factory automation, life science, packaging, and semiconductor applications.

The positioning slides are available in pre-loaded ballscrew, lead screw and belt-drive methods of linear actuation. Ballscrew versions are available with leads of 5mm and 10mm, and are engineered for long life in high duty cycle applications. Lead screw versions have 3mm, 10mm and 25mm leads, and are well suited for smooth motion and load holding in vertical applications without the use of a separate power-off brake. Belt-drive models allow twice the slide length compared with ballscrew and lead screw versions, and offer three standard Micron NemaTrue 23 gearbox ratios (3:1, 5:1 and 10:1) for torque multiplication and inertia matching for maximized machine performance in high-speed applications.

The slides come standard with the innovative Thomson Piloted RediMount System. The system provides simple, quick and inexpensive mounting to virtually any Danaher Motion or third-party motor. It eliminates the need for a custom motor adapter and includes the necessary motor flange and bellows coupling.

For more information, contact: Danaher Motion, 1500 Mittel Blvd., Wood Dale, IL 60191-1073 866-993-2624 fax: 636-281-1517 E-mail: ContactUs@DanaherMotion.com Web:

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