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6/29/2011 | Ball & Lead Screws 101: Basics for Design Engineers

You are invited to attend a free Ball & Lead Screw seminar for Design Engineers.  This training will enable you to quickly design and specify ball and lead screw actuated linear motion systems, saving you time and optimizing your machine designs. Reserve your spot today for this live webinar being held on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 2:00 pm EDT.

Ball & lead screws are mechanical devices for translating rotational motion to linear motion. They are able to apply or withstand high thrust loads with minimum internal friction. They are made to close tolerances and are appropriate for high precision applications. Innovative design engineers have learned that ball and lead screws can transform the most demanding industrial applications and provide the most effective actuation solution right drive for virtually every motion task and at a better price point than alternative technologies such as belts, cables, chain drives, and rollers. 

In 45 minutes you will learn:

  • Ball & Lead Screw Basics: Overview of technologies and features (and what they mean to your application)
    • Thomson's offerings
    • Strenghts of Thomson Ball & Lead Screws
    • Lead Screws vs. Ball Screws, comparison of technologies
    • Basic Considerations (Noise, Speed, Acceleration, Environment, Safety)
  • Thomson Family Overview: Features and benefits of the Thomson family of ball & lead screw products
    • Inch Series - Precision Rolled, Precision Plus Ground
    • Metric Series - Fineline Rolled, Thomson Neff Rolled, Miniature Rolled, Precision Plus Ground
  • Ball & Lead Screw Sizing and Selection
  • Application examples

This live online seminar is an event for mechanical motion design engineers at all experience levels.  The seminar has been designed to give solid, practical information - not a sales pitch. Register today to learn how to design and build better machines with ball screw technology.

Ball & Lead Screws offer design benefits:

Ball screws achieve efficiencies of up to 90% using balls in rolling contact with precise ball races.

Ball & Lead Screws provide several advantages over alternative technologies, such as acme screws, belts, cables, chain drives, rack and pinion, off set cam rollers, linear electric motors, hydraulics, and pneumatics:

  • Longer life
  • Higher loads
  • Higher Accuracy
  • Lower friction
  • Less wear
  • Less drive power required
  • Less heat generation
  • Higher traversing speed
  • No stick-slip effect
  • More precise positioning over total life
  • Clean

Register now to learn how to improve your ability to use Ball Screw technology in your next mechanical motion design.

Thomson, 1500 Mittel Boulevard, Wood Dale, IL 60191-1073; 1-540-633-3549; 1-540-633-0294 (fax);;

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