Ball screws for efficient, dynamic linear motion(01/05/2012)
Ball screws are precise mechanical components that turn rotary motion into linear motion. Their function is efficient and they offer high dynamic performance. However, their application can be complex because of the need to consider factors such as speeds, loads, accuracy, duty and lifetime. Geoff Spear runs through the basic information that a machine design engineer should have at his or her fingertips in order to make educated choices.