Which type of ball screw should I choose?
02 November 2021
Rotary motion can be converted to linear motion using a ball screw whilst, at the same time, converting torque to thrust – and vice versa. Ball screws can move heavy loads with high speed and accuracy.
Apart from the train of hardened ball bearings that enable rotational motion, the ball screw consists of two main components: the threaded shaft and the nut, either of which can act as the traversing component.
Ground and rolled ball screws are both available in a wide variety of lengths, diameters, and load capacities. However, although they may seem to operate in an almost identical fashion, they are differentiated by their respective manufacturing processes...
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