Posts Categorized: THK – Linear Motion Product News

Look Inside: Motion Control Systems

Motion control is generally understood to mean the use of servo or stepper systems as the “muscle” to move a given load. Motion control systems are capable of extremely precise speed, position and torque control. Applications which require positioning of product, synchronization of separate elements, or rapid start/stop motion are all perfect candidates for the… Read more »

What to Look for in a Linear Actuator

Are you new to linear actuators? Are you looking for some guidance in choosing an actuator for a project? The experts at Technico, Inc. can guide you through the entire selection process in four steps. In basic terms a linear actuator is a device that produces motion in a straight line and is powered by… Read more »

Linear Motion Is Everywhere

Unexpected linear motion applications are everywhere!  They range from relatively simple, such as an inexpensive seat actuator in a passenger vehicle to a complex multi-axis coordinate system, complete with control and drive electronics for closed-loop positioning. No matter how simple or how complex the linear motion system, at the most basic level they all have… Read more »

Ballscrews Prove Bigger Isn’t Necessarily Better

By specifying THK’s innovative ballscrews, AddisonMcKee successfully reduced the size of its latest tube-bending machine, while increasing controllability and slashing energy consumption. Although some believe bigger is better, others consider smaller sizes more appealing. Mobile phone manufacturers, microchip producers and personal computer designers have all seen the extreme benefits of going small with compact automation… Read more »

Guides Now Available in Larger Sizes

THK has added two new models to its proven range of high performance linear motion systems. The latest versions of the Super roller guide (SRG) are now available in larger sizes of 85 and 100mm, and form part of a product family that is designed to combine exceptional levels of rigidity, accuracy and reliability in… Read more »

Wider Guides Handle Heavier Loads

THK has launched two new models to extend still further its proven range of high performance THK linear motion guide systems. The latest versions of the SRW Caged roller guide are now available with extra-wide guide rails, of 130 and 150mm in width, to provide even greater load capacity, in terms of both weight and… Read more »

Miniature Guides Keep It Quiet

THK continues to push the boundaries of its proven Caged Ball technology, with the introduction of the system into a new range of miniature SRS LM guides. The benefits of caged ball technology, most notably silent movement, virtually maintenance free operation and high speed, make the new miniature linear motion guides (including THK linear bearing… Read more »

Slides Make a Move Into Door Market

Innovative THK linear motion guide products are making it possible to produce quieter and more compact operating mechanisms for sliding doors in elevators and general building applications. With noise levels reduced by up to 50% compared with conventional products, the new mechanisms minimize the disturbance created by a door opening and closing – a benefit which is… Read more »

Linear Guides Take On Heavier Duties

THK, the leading global designer, developer and manufacturer of linear motion solutions, has introduced a number of additions to its proven range of performance linear motion guides. Designed for use in heavy and ultraheavy load applications, the linear guides are particularly suitable for the machine tool industry where high speeds, ultrahigh levels of rigidity, extremely… Read more »