Reprint of Danielle Collins post, Linear Motion Tips, on Friday, December 11, 2015 As an integral part of industrial machines and processes, ball screw assemblies often operate in environments with elevated temperatures. Heat can be generated by other mechanical and electrical components in the machine, and in some cases, is a byproduct of the process itself. … Continue reading How does temperature affect ball screw assemblies?
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Linear Motor vs. Ball Screw
Reprint of a December 2, 2014 Design World White Paper by Danielle Collins While ironless linear motors have been used in semiconductor and electronic applications for more than a decade, they are still viewed by many designers and OEMs as “niche” products. But the perception of linear motors as a costly solution for unique applications … Continue reading Linear Motor vs. Ball Screw
Selecting and Sizing Ball Screw Drives
Reprint of Thomson Industries, Inc. Article by Jeff G. Johnson The ball screw drive is an assembly that converts rotary motion to linear motion and vice versa. The ball screw drive consists of a ball screw and a ball nut with recirculating ball bearings. The connection between the screw and the nut is made by … Continue reading Selecting and Sizing Ball Screw Drives