- June 15, 2017
- Thomson Engineering, Inc
An R&D program has been initiated there to discover new uses for the TC with help from a new automated process for winding coils.
June 15, 2017 – Thomson Industries, a manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, has donated a ball screw assembly to The Geek Group National Science Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to help develop designs of Tesla Coils (TC). An R&D program has been initiated there to discover new uses for the TC with help from a new automated process for winding coils.
Thomson was selected because of their application engineering support and product offerings, which enabled delivery of a complete ball screw assembly. That Thomson ball screw assembly will help The Geek Group’s engineering team convert from typical manual winding to a faster automated process for winding thousands of coils required to conduct their experiments.
A Thomson customer support engineer guided The Geek Group engineering team in selecting the exact configuration to best match their needs. The product selected was a ball screw assembly that avoids any precision problems that may result from assembling components on site. The final configuration consisted of a Thomson FSI Style ball nut along with an eight-foot-long ball screw just under an inch in diameter.
The TC production program has already begun, and The Geek Group has plans for experimenting with larger coils in the future.Learn More
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