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Proper Ball Screw Assembly Maintenance

On the whole, ball screw assemblies are a fairly low maintenance type of hardware. Certain ball screw assemblies are even marketed as never needing maintenance or repairs during their lifespans. Despite these claims, proper ball screw assembly maintenance is required for any assembly to keep it functioning smoothly without the need for repairs. Here are […]

Common Myths About Ball Screws

A ball screw is a type of screw assembly that is used in industries from farming, to automotive, to food processing. Since there are so many variations of these screw assemblies out there, it can be difficult to know which type to purchase or which features you truly need. The decision isn’t helped by the […]

Selecting a Ball Screw Assembly

Ball screw assemblies are used in machines across industries, which means that the assemblies must be made to accommodate a number of possible uses. Do you know how to choose the best ball screw for your project? Read this guide to learn which factors are most important to consider when selecting a ball screw assembly. […]

Ground vs. Rolled Ball Screws: The Differences

If you are looking to purchase a ball screw, you’ve probably come across the terms “ground” and “rolled” at some point in your research. Though they have similar functions, there are a few distinctions between ground and rolled ball screws that are important to know. Here is your guide on ground vs. rolled ball screws: […]

What To Know About Ball Screw Preload

A ball screw is an apparatus made up of a screw, a rotating nut, and the balls that help the nut to move along the screw smoothly. Ball screws work by converting rotational motion to linear motion. A ball screw preload eliminates the space (also known as clearance or backlash) between the ball screw and […]

How To Measure Ball Screw Backlash

When it comes to ball screw assembly, the smallest movements can easily impact the performance of your machinery. For this reason, it’s important that you understand how to measure ball screw backlash, as it can directly impact the precision of your assembly. If you’re not sure where to begin, start with a basic understanding of […]

Common Issues With Ball Screw Assemblies

Ball screw assemblies are a high precision piece of equipment. Their design involves heavy ball screw engineering, but that doesn’t mean they’re not susceptible to failure. In fact, ball screws are more easily damaged than conventional lead screws. You have to know the common issues with ball screw assemblies to be able to properly maintain […]

Ball Screw Repair vs. Replacement: What To Choose

When your ball screw assembly is down, your operations will pause unexpectedly. Getting things back up and running is imperative. In this type of situation, there are two options. First, you can choose to purchase replacements from the original equipment manufacturer, though this is an expensive route to take. The second, more cost-effective and beneficial […]

Warning Signs of a Failing Ball Screw Assembly

Have you recently noticed an abrupt halt or decrease in your company’s production rates? Have you considered the possibility of it being a problem with your ball screw assembly? A failing ball screw assembly can bring many problems aside from its production rates. It can also be a cause of concern for the safety of […]

Reshoring in America: The Benefits for Business

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of our everyday lives. One of those aspects is how businesses operate. With trading being suspended and overall health risks, more and more companies are choosing to bring home their operations; this can lead to many great things for our country. Reshoring in America and the benefits it […]