Our history stretches from the first ball screw in an aviation application, Boeing B29 in 1939, to seeker gimbal stabilization in modern missiles.
WIPER TECHNOLOGY: Keeping it clean under all conditions
Thomson Aerospace and Defense is the leader in ball screw wiper technology. Patented designs include multi-piece wipers/ice scrapers to thin section multi-directional lip seals. We use the best proven materials fillers. We ensure compliance in even the harshest environments, help prevent contaminant ingression and, at the same time, protect and preserve the internal product features and lubricants.
ADVANCED DESIGN: Redundant load systems for maximum reliability
HEAT TREAT TECHNOLOGY: Fine tuning design and materials
heat-treating options include:
REDUCED MAINTENANCE: Value added to each Thomson Ball Screw
Very important in Thomson A&D Ball Screws design is the balance of form, fit and materials to promote ease of use and long life. Superior design combines with systematic excellence in our manufacturing processes to substantially reduce maintenance intervals.
IMPROVED RELIABILITY: Decades of success
Reliability is critical for any actuation product. Superior reliability is one more reason why ball screws from Thomson Aerospace and Defense have been a first choice of aerospace design engineers for over 70 years. We have a thorough understanding of the latest technologies and are motivated with a relentless pursuit of perfection.
Thomson Aerospace and Defense's engineering capability is without peer. Key to that capability is our staff of application and engineering professionals. We are passionate about recruiting, developing and retaining the best talent available - people who use their skills, creativity and integrity to develop innovative ways to meet customer needs. The best team is equipped with state of the art design tools such as 3D CAD/CAM, FEA and Simulation, and rapid prototyping facilities. We remain keenly attuned to actual field service experience through our FAA certified repair station with over 15,000 ball screw condition reports on file. We are able to respond to your unique application challenges in a timely fashion with accurate, cost effective proposals complete with specifications, product detail, and appropriate analysis functionalities in our laboratory, design and development.
Thomson Aerospace and Defense is known the world over as the leading supplier of linear motion technologies. We are proud of our rich tradition of "firsts in the industry" including:
Thomson Ball Screws are found in a variety of aerospace and defense applications from fl ap/slat actuation on the B-1 and C-5 to canopy actuation on the F-22. Other current applications include rocket launchers, smart directed munitions, armored tank turrets, communication dishes and many commercial aviation products.