Thomson Glide ScrewTM
Golden Mousetrap Panel Discussion
February 2014
Glide ScrewTM – How does it work?
What is a Glide ScrewTM?
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Combining two favorites to create something BETTER! Part lin...
Glide ScrewTM – Why is it Important?

Reduced Footprint – Up to 50%
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Integrated lead screw / linear bearing
Side load ...
Glide ScrewTM – Where is it used?
3D Printing / Engraving

Fluid Pump

Fluid Pipetting

Additional Applications
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Glide ScrewTM - Resources
Customer Service
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Call: (800) 882-8857 or (408) 938-3031
Email: thomsonbsa@thomsonlinear.com...
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Panel discussion with:
Robert Lipsett, Site Leader, Thomson BSA
Steve Kalafut, Technical Sales Specialist, Kollmorgen
Sergio Aguilar, Product Manager for the Optical Safety Products, OMROM STI
Curt Willener, General Manager, Power Analyzer Product Line, Tektronix
Jeff Perry, WEBENCH Design Center Manager, Texas Instruments
Moderated by: Chuck Murray, Senior Editor of Design News, UBM Canon

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Preview the Golden Mousetrap finalists

  1. 1. Thomson Glide ScrewTM Golden Mousetrap Panel Discussion February 2014
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Glide ScrewTM - Resources Customer Service • • Call: (800) 882-8857 or (408) 938-3031 Email: thomsonbsa@thomsonlinear.com 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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