Ball Screw Drive suits extended length applications.

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Model AGK uses ball screw in rigid aluminum housing to drive motion at speeds up to 96 m/min, even in extreme environments. Available in ball screw accuracy classes 5, 7, and 9, and in sizes 20, 32, and 40 x, unit is suited for high-speed machines where clearance or environmental conditions require compact, protected drive system. Model AGK comes as ready-to-install unit in lengths up to 6,000 mm, with optional integrated motor mounts for end- or side-mounted motors.



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New Ball Screw Drive AGK from Rexroth Improves Speed by up to 5X in Long Stroke Applications


Company to display its AGK Ball Screw Drive at the National Design Engineering Show and Conference, March 7-10, 2005, at the McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, Booth #2016

Ball Screw Drive Unit AGK adds precision and speed to extended length applications, even in tough environments

CHARLOTTE, NC - The new Ball Screw Drive Unit AGK from Rexroth uses a high-performance ball screw in a rigid aluminum housing to drive motion at speeds up to 96 m/min, even in extreme environments. Specially designed screw supports and optimized bearing configurations reduce screw whip, allowing the AGK to achieve speed improvements up to 5x traditional technologies when used in extended length applications. Available in ball screw accuracy classes 5, 7 and 9, and in sizes 20x, 32x and 40x, the AGK is ideal for high-speed, high-precision machines where clearance or environmental conditions require a compact, protected ball screw drive system. Typical applications include laser- or plasma-cutting, waterjet or woodworking.

The AGK comes as a complete, ready-to-install unit in lengths up to 6000 mm, with optional integrated motor mounts for end- or side-mounted motors. Stainless steel cover strips are standard to prevent harmful dust or contaminants from penetrating the housing and damaging the screw. Additionally, integrated carriage connections simplify assembly, and two funnel-type lube nipples on the carriage provide easy access when re-lubrication becomes necessary. High-performance Rexroth motors can also be supplied pre-mounted as part of the kit.
Additional information on the AGK and the complete range of high-performance ball screw drives and ball screw assemblies from Bosch Rexroth can be found at www.boschrexroth-us.com.

In North America, the Bosch Group manufacturers and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial automation and mobile products, power tools and accessories, security technology, packaging equipment and household appliances. Bosch Rexroth Corporation, a merger of Bosch Automation Technology and Rexroth, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH. In the year 2003, Bosch Rexroth AG achieved sales of $4.4 billion (3.7 billion Euros) with 25,700 employees.

Under the brand name of Rexroth, the company offers all relevant drive, control and motion technologies: from mechanics, hydraulics and pneumatics to electronics and associated services. Rexroth has 500,000 customers in over 80 countries and is an extensive supplier of components and systems for industrial and factory automation and mobile applications.

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