Screw jack configuration and selection tool

Thomson February 20, 2024

Thomson, a leading global provider of linear motion control solutions, has added a unique screw jack configuration and selection tool to its online engineering toolset. The new Thomson screw jack product selector helps design engineers optimize and specify screw jacks for applications involving loads of up to 100 tons.

“Screw jacks are increasingly replacing hydraulic cylinders in many ultra-heavy, low duty-cycle applications, and there are hundreds of thousands of possible configurations. Our new product selector helps design engineers find the fastest path to a screw jack that is expertly engineered to meet their needs,” said Mitch Katona, Product Line Specialist – Screw Jacks at Thomson.

Intuitive interface

Design engineers using the new tool will configure their screw jack via an intuitive online interface that prompts them to enter load, speed, travel, duty cycle and other motion parameters. The tool then presents options to narrow their choices further based on screw type, mounting, environmental conditions, integration requirements and other factors unique to their applications.

Faster time to value

As users enter each application parameter, the tool dynamically regenerates the selection in real time so they can see the impact of configuration changes immediately, a capability not available from other screw jack suppliers.

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