Thomson: Understanding Ball Screw Potential and Limitations

August 5, 2021
Ball Screw Potential

The ability to operate consistently at higher speeds is one reason that motion system designers often specify ball screws over lead screws. However, ball screws have speed limitations of their own, and understanding those will help you optimize ball screw assembly performance in applications ranging from small laboratory fluid pumps to large overhead gantries and high-performance machinery.

In a recent Machine Design article, we outlined both the great potential and limitations of ball screws as well as key factors enabling you to find the optimal design solution. Click the article link below to review these questions in more detail.

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