3D CAD configurator New application simplifies configuration and ordering of Thomson ball screws
The manufacturer of linear motion control solutions, Thomson Industries, has announced the launch of an online selector tool that streamlines the purchasing experience for its precision ball screws.
The new 3D CAD configurator launched by Thomson Industries in cooperation with Cadenas helps design engineers zero in on the right part quickly, access a 3D model with just a click, view pricing and lead times, easily share orderable product specifications and take advantage of direct online orders.
To find the ideal ball screw for their application, users start by conducting their search through an intuitive, visual-based menu. They enter their application requirements and can narrow down their options to an optimal choice in just a few clicks. Further enhancements include real-time adjustments with defined filter parameters, and up-front pricing and delivery lead times. Another unique feature are product recommendations from Thomson engineers.
Additionally, the user can access new, verified 3D models, including ball screw assemblies; catalog links; and product details, all with a single click on the results page. The streamlined process not only takes significantly less time than traditional approaches, but it also yields better results, the company states.
Ball screws, which are compact, quiet and cost effective, provide a low-friction, highly efficient technology for translating rotational motion to linear motion in many applications, including those involving high loads and close tolerances. A key offering in the Thomson portfolio of linear motion components, ball screws are available in metric, inch and miniature versions and can be configured as an assembly, which consists of a ball screw and ball nut with recirculating ball bearings. These assemblies are also featured in the ball screw selector tool.