Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of linear motion control solutions, has announced an online product selector that helps customers choose and purchase round rail linear guide systems more quickly and efficiently. The new tool provides an easy-to-use interface that enables users to find the optimal solution for their applications in just a few steps.
Round rail linear guide systems are the non-driven building blocks for linear slide tables. Thomson offers linear guides in a variety of sizes, bearing types, and mounting configurations to fit motion control designs and applications. Options include end and continuous support systems, a side mount system, and FluoroNyliner® linear guides, which provide increased bearing load capacities, enhanced obtainable travel life and improved performance over competing assemblies.
“We've built a solid framework of online product selector tools for our customers over the years, and the round rail linear guide system selector tool is another incredibly effective tool,” said Eduard Schweinfort, Product Line Manager – Linear Bearings & Guides at Thomson “It is interactive and intuitive, allowing users to adjust and view options, and match them to their application demands. It not only saves time on selection but also improves the whole design experience.”
Users will now have access to an intuitive, visual-based menu that displays all the available round rail linear guide alternatives and enables them to access a list of Thomson recommendations with just a few clicks. They can narrow down their search even further by adjusting filter parameters such as size, accuracy, rigidity, load/life and speed in real time.
The new Thomson online tool for round rail linear guide systems streamlines the search, selection and overall purchasing experience.
Once the configuration is complete, users can download a 3D model of their selected product into their CAD program or access a PDF containing all of the product features and specifications. The entire process takes less than five minutes to get the user to an optimal round rail linear guide system that meets their needs. It is much faster than the traditional technique, and produces more precise results.
The Thomson round rail linear guide system selector tool can be found at - https://www.thomsonlinear.com/en/products/roundrail#products