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Which type of ball screw should I choose?

Author : Mark Moore, Moore International Ltd

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.

Manufacturing process

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...

Read the full article in DPA's November issue

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