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18 Feb 2009

Guide to Thomson Clean Energy Design Alternatives Now Available

WOOD DALE, IL – Thomson has available a new Guide to Thomson Clean Energy Alternatives for solar and wind energy applications. The guide reviews some of the most significant considerations that design engineers should take into account to maximize the reliability, accuracy and efficiency of their clean energy machines, with specific information on the benefits that linear actuators and screw jacks can bring to these applications. The guide also highlights the Thomson family of linear actuators, precision linear actuators and screw jacks, with helpful information on the benefits of each product, as well as primary product specifications.
Thomson’s robust linear actuators are an easy-to-apply “green” alternative to hydraulic or manual actuation. Their proven track record of providing robust linear actuators for tough outdoor applications fills a real need in the emerging clean energy market place. Designers will benefit from a wide range of platforms and flexible design and envelope possibilities to meet the diverse requirements for solar tracking systems, and the key operating components of wind power.

Reviews “green” linear actuator and screw jack alternatives to hydraulic or manual actuation

Thomson industrial linear actuators are engineered to deliver robust, reliable operation in the varied outdoor conditions a clean energy facility may experience. Their industrial linear actuator products feature proven weather protection (ranging from IP56-67) to provide maintenance free , 20-year life based on one complete cycle per day. Thomson’s proven power drive units can hold static loads of up to 4000lbs and provide superior resistance to back driving in high wind conditions. Temperature ratings cover significantly varied conditions, ranging from -40F to +185 F.

About Thomson
With more than 60 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 & defense markets. Thomson, a Danaher Motion company, has facilities in North America, Europe and Asia with over 2000 distributor locations around the world.