Ball Screws can achieve rotational speeds up to 5,000 rpm.

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Designed for equipment requiring relatively short stroke to operate at speeds exceeding 1 m/sec, Miniature Large-Lead Series ball screws are available with small shaft diameter of 6 or 8 mm to reduce load on motors and large head size of 8, 10, 12, or 15 mm. They also feature low profile nut that reduces height of flanges, facilitating compact equipment design. High speed, low noise units are suited for semiconductor chip mounters and parts aligning equipment.

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NSK Launches New Series of High Speed, Low Noise Ball Screws

Miniature large lead ball screws designed to increase speed, reduce equipment size and motor load

Franklin, Indiana,- NSK's Miniature Large-Lead Series is designed with a small shaft diameter (ø 6mm, ø 8mm) to reduce the load on motors and the largest lead of its class (8mm, 10mm, 12mm, and 15mm). The series achieves rotational speeds up to 5,000 rpm, enabling smooth operation and equipment requiring a relatively short stroke to operate at speeds exceeding 1 m/sec. Additionally, the series can replace linear motors and small air cylinders due to its high speed, high-precision multipoint positioning.

The Miniature Large-Lead Series also features a low profile nut that is the smallest on the market. The nut reduces the height of flanges and nuts by up to 33% compared with conventional ball screws, contributing to the realization of more compact equipment.

The Miniature Large-Lead Series of high speed, low noise ball screws is ideal for semiconductor chip mounters and parts aligning equipment by offering precise positioning and shorter cycle times.

Maintenance-free operation is made possible with NSK's patented K1(TM) Lubrication Units. The optional unit allows for long term, maintenance-free operation, and is ideal for environments where grease is either difficult to replenish or easily washed away.

About NSK Precision America

A subsidiary of NSK Americas, NSK Precision America produces world class precision ball screws, linear guides and actuators. By manufacturing domestically in Franklin, IN, the company achieves unparalleled flexibility in meeting the design, delivery and engineering needs of the American industry. For more information on NSK Precision America products and services, please contact Dan Passero at 317.738.5089 or

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