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Thomson Lifting Column Actuators Suit Medical, Accessibility & Office Equipment Vertical Positioning

As the UK's technical distributor and systems integration partner for the linear motion specialist Thomson, Heason Technology offers motorised vertical lift columns for medical and accessibility equipment as well as the burgeoning market for standi

As the UK’s technical distributor and systems integration partner for the linear motion specialist Thomson, Heason Technology offers motorised vertical lift columns for medical and accessibility equipment as well as the burgeoning market for standing/seating desks and workstations. Thomson’s LC series lifting columns are available in compact two- and three-piece telescopic formats based on smart extruded aluminium profiles with an aesthetic design that looks great as a visible part of the customer’s equipment. Three models with standard stroke lengths between 200 and 600 mm include a choice of leadscrew and ballscrew driven variants with self-supporting load capacity from 1600 to 3000N. The complete range is characterised by quiet yet powerful operation and an extension/retraction ratio that offers a minimal retracted length. This combines with maintenance-free long-life performance and simple installation that keeps integration costs to a minimum.

Thomson’s LC series lifting columns are aimed for use in demanding medical applications such as patient beds and examination tables to benefit both patients and medical staff where convenient patient access and treatment heights can be maintained at all times. Homecare accessibility uses include bed lifts and wheel chair lifts that allows users and carers increased freedom. Other applications include dentistry chairs and treatment beds in addition to use as an ergonomic solution to conveniently combine standing and seated work-place environments for office or production workers.

At the top end of the range the LC3000 is a three-piece extrusion with a ballscrew drive mechanism in a compact design that not only caters for a 3000 N loading capacity but also offers a high moment loading of up to 400 Nm with an operational speed up to 19 mm/sec. This capability suits demanding applications for the heaviest duty applications as well as single column mechanisms where high offset loads need to be supported, although all models may be synchronised for dual or multiple column use from a single control. Thomson’s range of standard controls are available for use throughout the range. In addition Heason Technology can supply medically approved hand or foot controls through its sister company Herga Technology.

Heason Technology represents a select number of leading global manufacturing partners, providing a comprehensive range of first-class motion control components that are combined with a full in-house design-and-build service for complete motion system solutions. Through this capability Heason are able to supply Thomson’s LC series lifts as part of customised system solutions with other motion axes, specialised position controls and other positioning mechanics.

Article published on: 21/05/2015