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Ball Screw carries heavy loads up to 92 m/min.

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Press Release Summary:

September 18, 2012 - Type SBKH features re-circulation structure, where balls are picked up in tangential direction and lead-angle direction by end caps, that accommodates high-speed operation at DN value of 130,000. THK Caged Technology lends to smooth motion and minimized noise, while motorized drive facilitates maintenance and promotes energy conservation, machine control, and positioning accuracy. Available screw shaft diameters range from 83–120 mm.

THK America, Inc.

200 E. Commerce Dr., Schaumburg, IL, 60173 5340, USA

Original Press Release

THK Introduces High-Speed, High Axial Load Capacity Ball Screw Type SBKH

Press release date: September 10, 2012

Schaumburg, IL – THK’s new Type SBKH Ball Screw reaches speeds of up to 92 m/min while carrying heavy loads. The Type SBKH features the high load carrying capacity of THK’s Type HBN Caged Ball Screw and the high-speed capability of the Type SBK Ball Screw.

The Type SBKH’s re-circulation structure, where balls are picked up in the tangential direction and the lead-angle direction by end caps, makes it suitable for high-speed operation at a DN value of 130,000.
For energy savings, easier maintenance and machine control, and increased positioning accuracy, the Type SBKH is equipped with a motorized drive, rather than a hydraulic drive.

The incorporation of THK Caged Technology further enhances the performance of the SBKH. THK Caged Technology employs a synthetic resin cage with a patented curvature that cradles each ball and separates it from the next one. The spaces between the rolling elements retain grease and act as a lubrication system for long-term maintenance-free operation. Smooth motion is achieved with the SBKH, as the separation of balls eliminates friction and minimizes torque fluctuation. Noise levels are decreased due to the re-circulation structure of the SBKH.

The Type SBKH is available in models with screw shaft diameters ranging from 83mm to 120 mm. The high thrust of this type makes it ideal for use in injection molding machines, pressing machines and more.

THK manufacturers the widest range of linear motion products including conventional LM guides, ball screws, mechanical actuators, ball splines and more.  All THK products have been designed and manufactured to meet the strictest requirements. THK’s experienced Global Engineering Team can provide customized linear motion solutions with our standard linear motion products as well as our mechatronics products for your most demanding applications.

To learn more, log on to www.thk.com or contact THK America, Inc., 200 E. Commerce Dr., Schaumburg, IL 60173, Phone: (847) 310-1111, Fax: (847) 310-1271, e-mail: chicago@thk.com.

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