Thomson Industries Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, is hosting a series of technical webinars that will keep design engineers informed about new advancements in smart electromechanical linear actuators and Industry 4.0-related trends. The first webinar in a series of seven will detail the latest trends in electric linear actuators and will take place on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 2 p.m. EDT; 1 p.m. CDT; 11 a.m. PDT.
As the industrial world becomes increasingly connected, the designer’s need for intelligent components that can communicate with each other and operate without the need for manual interaction is growing. Thomson, a trusted manufacturer that has always been committed to staying ahead of the technology curve, is meeting this demand and helping to usher in a new generation of “smart” actuators.
The first 30-minute webinar will be presented by Chad Carlberg, Product Line Manager, Industrial Linear Actuators and Travis Gilmer, Product Line Specialist, Industrial Linear Actuators. They will discuss the latest actuator trends such as synchronization and help attendees identify which smart actuator features may be applicable for their next design projects.
Other topics that will be covered in the Smart Actuator Webinar Series include:
- Why converting from hydraulic to electric actuators will be the best decision you make this year
- The best applications for smart electromechanical actuators
- What's the easiest way to size and select your electric linear actuators?
- How linear actuators controlled via communication buses can change the way you design machines
- Building a smarter factory with smart actuators
- How to achieve smart, powerful actuation in constrained spaces
“The concept of smart actuation continues to blossom and gain favor in a number of markets and applications,” says Hakan Persson, Global Product Line Director – Actuators, at Thomson. “We’re looking forward to sharing what we’ve learned in our research and helping engineers raise the IQ of their machine designs.”