There was an article on Thomas Net that talks about how the local manufacturing of Thomson FSI style metric precision balls lead to faster delivery times.Thomas Industries is considered a manufacturer of motion controlled solutions specifically in the mechanical realm. There has been more customer offerings in North America. In doing this, the manufacturing company is able to deliver high quality metric ball screws in much shorter lead times. These metric ball screws are considered to be German engineered.
There are only two percent of all metric ball screws that are sold in North America. These are manufactured domestically. Before this time, the lead times were painfully long. These lead times were up to 10 weeks. Now, with Thomson’s investment in better logistics, the metric ball screw bearings lead time can effectively be cut down to only 1 to 2 weeks. Not only does the lead time decrease but this increases the amount of work load that Thomson Industries can handle.Here is what they have to say about the FSI ball screw in terms of details.
“The high level of accuracy offered by FSI Style ball bearing also allow them to be used in engraver/laser/waterjet cutting installations. These types of applications typically require P3/P5 accuracy, 75-100% duty cycle, harsh environments, and reversing loads or dithering issues. FSI ball screw assemblies have molded rubber (NBR) seals in standard sizes 16 mm and above and are ideal for these demanding parameters.”
Thomson Industries, Inc has over 70 years of experience in the motion control industry.