NSK Develops High-Load Capacity, Interchangeable Rails and Ball Slides for PU/PE Miniature Linear Guide Series

NSK has developed a High-Load Capacity line for its interchangeable PU/PE Miniature Linear Guide Series, sizes 09, 12, and 15. The new products provide smooth linear motion in a compact design and enable customers to purchase individual rails and ball slides, reducing lead times. The rails and ball slides can then be randomly matched in the application.

The NSK PU/PE interchangeable series features improved accuracy in the processing of the raceway and installation surfaces for the rails and ball slides. Dimensional tolerances are reduced to half the levels of standard assemblies, resulting in precision levels similar to higher accuracy classes.

The PU/PE series is now widely used in the semiconductor/liquid crystal production equipment, medical equipment and inspection equipment markets.

About NSK

NSK Corporation is a member of the NSK Ltd. group of companies headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Established in 1916, NSK manufactures more bearings than any other company and leads the industry with superior quality, engineering research and technical innovation. NSK produces and distributes a wide array of rolling element bearings, linear motion and automotive component products for diverse applications. For more information, please visit www.nsk.com

In the Americas, NSK Corporation operates from Ann Arbor, Michigan. The company offers a wide array of advanced motion and control products and also manufactures world- class precision ball screws, linear guides and actuators. NSK has a network of sales and engineering teams work in partnership with customers to deliver high performance products, application-specific solutions, superior technical support and exceptional service. The company's strategically located manufacturing and distribution centers supply both original equipment manufacturers and the industrial aftermarket through a nation-wide distribution network. For more information, please visit www.nskamericas.com.

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