Research team develops new Tesla coil designs with support of a high-precision Thomson ball screw assembly

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How are a ball screw assembly and Nikola Tesla connected?

Researchers at The Geek Group National Science Institute in Michigan, USA, are revisiting Tesla’s vision of creating an open, wireless technology that would transmit power around the globe without cables, and they are seeking to discover new uses.

With the help of a Thomson precision ball screw assembly, they automated the winding process with the steady motion needed to keep the coil turning reliably and precisely for days at a time.

Will the Geek Group end up realising Tesla’s vision? A recently published article details their visionary research.

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Gear drive and mounting system for the screw
Gear drive and mounting system for the screw

The Geek Group’s winding machine can provide the slow and steady motion needed to keep the coil turning steadily for days at a time. Key to the precision is an eight-foot (2.50 m) Thomson precision ball screw.

Winding machine with Thomson ball screw

Tesla Coil with a logarithmic tapered winding on the winding machine

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