Miniature LM Guide utilizes caged ball technology.

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Available in heights from 6-6.5 mm, block widths from 12-17 mm, and block lengths from 14.2-19.4 mm, Model SRS5M/WM employs synthetic resin cage with curvature that cradles each ball and separates it from next one. Spaces between rolling elements retain grease and act as lubrication system. With low particle generation, guide is suitable for precision equipment applications, including medical, semiconductor equipment, and measuring instruments.



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THK Introduces World's Smallest Caged Ball LM Guide



Schaumburg, IL - (July 15, 2008) With the introduction of the SRS5M/WM, the benefits of Caged Technology are available for the first time in a miniature LM Guide.

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. The incorporation of THK Caged Technology in this new LM Guide eliminates the need for frequent lubrication and results in long-term maintenance-free performance. The low particle generation of this design makes the SRS5M/WM ideal for precision equipment applications including medical, semiconductor equipment, and measuring instruments.

The ultra-compact SRS5M/WM features minimal rolling resistance and 4-way equal load ratings. Heights range from 6 - 6.5 mm; block widths are from 12 - 17 mm; and block lengths range from 14.2 - 19.4 mm (16.9 - 22.1 mm with end seal).

The SRS5M/WM is dimensionally interchangeable with THK's RSR5 LM Guide.

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, visit our IMTS Booth #D-4217 or 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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