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Improve user experience with advanced lifting column technology

Lifting columns are used within a wide range of equipment in the medical industry. Applications such as wheelchair lifts, examination tables, dentist chairs, adjustable nurses’ stations and optician instruments (such as non-contact tonometers) all require a flawless, smooth and quiet vertical lift to provide an ideal patient experience.

Our LC Series lifting columns are available in a range of models with features to match application needs. They offer

  • Easy installation
  • Maximum extension-to-retraction ratio
  • High load capacity models
  • Smooth operation
  • Low noise output
  • Lifting force for potential moment loads of up to 400Nm
  • Reduced machine and lifetime costs

As a result, these lifting columns are an excellent option for domestic, medical and workplace applications. Find below the range of lifting columns we have available.

LC1600 Lifting Column

This two-piece extrusion with a 1600 N loading capacity is optimal for cost-sensitive applications where extension-to-retraction ratios are not as critical.

Featuring drive technology the result is an extremely quiet and smooth operation. Electronic limit switches and mid-stroke protection also work to protect your application and the surrounding environment.

The LC1600 lifting column units come standard with pre-drilled mounting holes for easy installation.  Once installed, zero maintenance is required.

For more information visit the LC1600 Lifting Column page on our website.

LC2000 Lifting Column

Ideal for medical and ergonomic automation applications, the LC2000 Lifting Column gives your application a simple, all-in-one solution.

Made with a three-piece extrusion, a 2000 N loading capacity and a telescoping leadscrew mechanism the LC2000 provides an ideal extension-to-retraction ratio. This self-supporting column is made of extruded anodised aluminium and the aesthetic design requires no additional shrouding or covering.

It is also EMC recognised for medical applications, plus the quiet operation meets CE standards for audible noise requirements. Protections, such as end of stroke limit switches, make this unit an ideal product for your application.

For more information visit the LC2000 Lifting Column page on our website.

LC3000 Lifting Column

The LC3000 Lifting Column gives your application a simple, all-in-one solution perfect for medical and ergonomic automation applications.

Made with a three-piece extrusion, 3000 N loading capacity and a ball screw drive mechanism, the LC3000 Lifting Column provides a high loading capacity and high moment loading.

With an aesthetic, anodised aluminium extrusion design it eliminates the need to shroud or cover. It also meets material requirements for most medical applications.

Its units come standard with integrated end-of-stroke limit switches and pre-drilled mounting holes allowing for easy installation.  Once installed, zero maintenance is required.

For more information visit the LC3000 Lifting Column page on our website.

Alternatively, CLICK HERE to take a look at a video which discusses various medical and ergonomic applications for Thomson lifting columns and provides details on the many functionalities and benefits of column technology.

 

Have any questions? Call us on +44 (0) 1403 792 300 or email sales@heason.com.

Article published on: 20/10/2016