Machine Design

Positioning Slides

The Thomson MS 46 Series of positioning slides comes in almost any stroke length up to 1,634 mm (64 in.) with a load capacity to 330 N (74 lb-ft).

The units are constructed of aluminum and come in preloaded ball-screw, leadscrew, and belt-drive versions. Ball-screw versions have leads of 5 and 10 mm and are engineered for high-duty-cycle applications. Leadscrew versions come in 3, 10, and 25-mm leads and are designed to hold loads in vertical applications without the use of a separate power-off brake. Belt-drive versions are up to 2× the length of ball-screw and leadscrew versions and come with Micron NemaTrue gearbox ratios of 3:1, 5:1, and 10:1 for torque multiplication and inertia matching. All MS 46 models use the Thomson Piloted RediMount system that includes the motor flange and bellows coupling for quick motor installation.

Danaher Motion,
1500 Mittel Blvd., Wood Dale, IL 60191,
(866) 993-2624,


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