WestPack February 14

Booth 4917 | 02/14/2012

Conveyor loop with flexRail (patent pending) radiused ends providing up to 100mm change in aperture.  WestPack 2012 Booth 4917

Westpack 2012 February 14 -16

ASTRRA Booth 4917 | 02/ 8/2012

A. S. Thomas, Inc. will be exhibiting the latest in rapid rail adjustment for efficient changover with the ASTRRA system. The Generation 2 actuators and control systems will be introduced with live demonstration. Come by booth 4917 to learn about this revolutionary system.

The new actuators are more compact in design, saving up to 2.5" in the length of each 100mm actuator. In additon, the embedded control module has received several upgrades to hardware components and firmware. The units are IP67 rated.

Brushless DC motor versions will be shortly available rated for explosive environments.

The ASTRRA Generation 2 includes Generation 2 HMI and Segment Controllers as well as significant enhancements to the ASTRRA jMAC software. All of the Generation 2 hardware and software is backwards compatable with the Generation 1 systems.

Pack Expo 2010 Today

Daily Update | 11/23/2011


Tuesday November 2, 2010

"It's that easy! We need to get this."

Automatic Feeder. Our hosts. Thank you for your support.




ASTRRA Micro Actuators on an section of air cap conveyor.

Monday November 1, 2010

The show was alive. Non stop interest. No time to take a picture after 9:05AM

Sunday October 31, 2010

We are happy to announce that Plan Automation Ontario, Canada will represent ASTRRA in Canada.

Our Micro Linear Actuators, Long Linear Actuators up to 1.2M, and Rotary Actuators where unveiled.

Show volume was good and traffic for ASTRRA exciting. High volume of End Users, OEMS and Integrators. Looking forward to the nest 3 days.

ASTRRA demo loop at the Automatic Feeder booth N-3620 is the only fully automatic changeover at the show. Come see it for your self.

PackExpo 2010

Show Announcement | 11/23/2011



While you are at PackExpo 2010 be sure to check out the industry’s first automated line changeover system; ASTRRA at:


Ontrack Automation S-2671

Automatic Feeder N-3620

New Larger Facility


A. S. Thomas, Inc. has moved into a new larger facility that can house both its manufacturing and office.  The facility will allow for significant expansion with Corporate Headquarters, software development, machine shop, and ASTRRA assembly being in one facility.

The new facility is located at 44 Industrial Way, Norwood, MA 02062 just a couple of miles down Route 1 from the former corporate headquarters and a short walk from the former machine shop.

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