Rapid delivery for wider range of planetary gearheads

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The Thomson Micron Gearhead Express programme, a 24 hour build and despatch service for the USA manufacturers wide range of TRUE series planetary gearheads, has now been expanded to over 250 size and ratio combinations. Available in the UK through motion control specialists Heason Technology Limited, the programme ensures fast delivery of new applications or replacements for almost every standard in-line size and ratio across the Thomson Micron planetary gearhead range - many of which are dimensionally compatible with competitive lines.

The Gearhead Express programme is part of Thomson-Micron's online Motioneering service that allows users to application-size a suitable planetary gearhead in a selection of graded precision bands by entering torque, speed, load and other application requirements into a simple wizard. With instant results, a list of suitable gearboxes is presented and the service is completed with their availability under the Gearhead Express programme.

The Gearhead Express programme covers four major Micron TRUE series planetary gearhead lines: DuraTRUE, UltraTRUE, NemaTRUE and ValueTRUE.

The DuraTRUE is a high precision planetary gearhead that features the RediMount system allowing easy, error free and fast interfacing to almost any motor available in the market. Available in 4 frame sizes, the DuraTRUE has a torque capacity 865Nm and ratios up to 500:1 with 8 arc-min precision.

The UltraTRUE has increased precision to 4 arc-min thanks to helical crowned gearing. The internal gears are cut directly into the housing to increase torque capacity and reduce slippage. 8 frame sizes are available for torques to 3300Nm and ratios up to 100:1.

NemaTRUE planetary gearheads are supplied in a combination of metric and standard NEMA sizes. The low cost series suits a wide range of applications for precision to 13 arc-min, torques to 255Nm and ratios to 500:1

The Thomson Micron ValueTRUE is the low cost version with helical crowned gearing, available in both in-line and right angle configurations for torques to 2970Nm and ratios up to 100:1.

As a Premier Partner for Thomson, Heason Technology also offers its full range of linear bearings and guides, ball screws and lead screws, linear motion systems, actuators, and clutches along with complementary motors, drives and motion controls. The Premier Partner programme aims to provide the highest levels of service and support for customers by providing distribution partners with regular product training and competitive pricing in addition to ensuring they maintain recommended inventory levels.

Heason Technology works closely with Thomson and other globally recognised manufacturers in combination with its own in-house design capability and motion control expertise to provide customised electro-mechanical solutions for challenging applications across, aerospace, automotive, defence, robotics, process control, packaging, motorsports and many more.

14 September 2010

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