Press Release Summary:
- Each row of balls is arranged at a contact angle of 45° and enables SHS to be used in all directions
- Features patented THK Caged Technology that employs synthetic resin cage with a curvature that cradles each ball and separates it from the next
- Offers increased speed and accuracy, decreased noise levels, low dust generation and long life
Original Press Release:
THK’S New Type SHS-LE Combines LM Guide with Linear Encoder
Schaumburg, IL - New from THK, the Type SHS-LE integrates the global standard THK Type SHS LM Guide with a THK linear encoder (linear position sensor). This combined model allows for compact machine designs that require less assembly time.
THK’s Type SHS Caged Ball LM Guide performs with high speed and precision. Each row of balls is arranged at a contact angle of 45°, enabling the SHS to be used in all directions.
The SHS features patented THK Caged Technology for smooth and quiet motion. Caged Technology employs a synthetic resin cage with a patented curvature that cradles each ball and separates it from the next. The spaces between the rolling elements retain grease and act as a lubrication system for long-term maintenance-free operation. Other Caged Technology benefits of the Type SHS include increased speed and accuracy, decreased noise levels, low dust generation and long life.
THK manufactures the widest range of linear motion products, including LM guides, ball screws, mechanical actuators and 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 from their standard linear motion products as well as from mechatronics products for the most demanding applications.
Contact: Kimberly Maley