Thomson Industries Inc.

Wood Dale, IL 60191


About Thomson Industries Inc.


1500 Mittel Boulevard
Wood Dale, IL 60191
United States
(540) 633-3549

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With more than 75 years of achievement in motion control innovation and quality, Thomson is the industry’s premier producer of Linear Actuators, Linear Ball Bushing® Bearings and Profile Rail Bearings, 60 Case® Shafting, Ground and Rolled Ball Screws, Linear Systems, and related accessories. Thomson invented the Linear Ball Bushing Bearing in 1945 and has set the standard ever since with an unsurpassed set of linear motion control solutions serving global aerospace and defense, medical and health, factory automation, food processing, and mobile off-highway markets.

Thomson, a brand of U.S.-based Altra Industrial Motion, has facilities in North America, Europe and Asia with more than 2,000 distributor locations around the world.

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Automation to Drive Growth for Linear Actuator Market

Feb. 29, 2024
The global linear actuator market is forecast to experience a high level of growth in the coming years due in large part to use of these actuators in various automation solutions...
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The Case for Electro-Hydraulic Actuators

Feb. 10, 2021
In short, they can handle heavy loads in tight spaces.
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The Basics and Benefits of Electromechanical Actuators

Dec. 30, 2020
Electromechanical actuators offer the strength of hydraulic actuators with more precise movement and motion control.

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Thomson Electrak XD Linear Actuator Provides High Speed and Control Capabilities

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The high load and speed capabilities of the Electrak XD actuator provide a viable alternative to hydraulic cylinders.