Industry News

  1. BENEFITS OF THK BALL GUIDE TECHNOLOGY

    BENEFITS OF THK BALL GUIDE TECHNOLOGY

    There are two main types of a recirculating THK ball guide: one that rides on round shafts and one that rides on profiled rails. Because both types are based on recirculating balls, the terminology used to refer to them is very similar and often overlaps. Here’s a breakdown of the most common terms that are used for each one. Read more »

  2. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MOTION CONTROL AND ROBOT SYSTEMS

    THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MOTION CONTROL AND ROBOT SYSTEMS

    A motion control programming system is a straightforward concept: Initiate and control the movement of a load to perform work. They are capable of precise speed, position, and torque control. An application requiring the positioning of a product, synchronization of separate elements, or the rapid start and stop of motion are case examples for the use of motion control. Read more »

  3. THK’s Hebron Ohio Facility Expanding For New Line

    HEBRON — While many automotive-related companies are laying off employees and outsourcing abroad, a Hebron facility is doing the opposite. THK Manufacturing of America’s $2 million expansion will house the company’s new line of automotive castings, originally produced in Japan, said David Garbark, THK’s facilities and environmental engineer. Read more »

  4. THK’s U.S. Production Facility (TMA) Earns AMT Eligibility

    Schaumburg, IL – (February 16, 2007) THK Manufacturing of America Inc. (TMA), (Hebron, Ohio) has earned prestigious Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) member status. THK’s U.S. manufacturing facility also celebrates its 10th anniversary of manufacturing high-quality THK products in the U.S. Read more »

  5. THK Develops Linear Motion Guide Accuracy Standards

    September 5, 2006 – To meet a wide range of application requirements, THK has developed new accuracy standards. The accuracy grades created by THK in 1973 have been adopted as the Global Standard. After 30 years, THK’s manufacturing capability has improved the accuracy standards of LM Guides. In addition to revising specifications, THK has added two new accuracy standards (Ct7 and Ct5) to accommodate a wider range of application requirements. THK accuracy grades range from sub-micron to normal Read more »

  6. THK Celebrates 25 Years of Linear Motion Excellence in America

    Schaumburg, IL – (June 12, 2006) Mr. Junichi Kuwabara, President of THK America, Inc., is proud to announce that on June 2, 2006 THK America, Inc., a subsidiary company of THK Co., Ltd. Japan, will celebrate twenty-five years of successful business operations and dynamic growth in North America. Mr. Kuwabara expresses his deep appreciation to all of THK’s valued customers and business associates who have made this achievement and growth possible. THK’s uncompromising commitment to reaching a higher standard provides our customers confidence in the reliability and quality offered in THK’s linear motion solutions. Read more »

  7. THK & Yaskawa Form A Strategic Alliance To Offer A New Generation Of Complete Motion Control Packages with VLA Actuators

    Schaumburg, IL – (November 7, 2005) THK America, Inc., the global leader in mechanical motion solutions announces a new generation of complete motion control packages by forming a strategic alliance with Yaskawa Electric, the world’s largest producer of variable speed drives, servo controls and robotics. Read more »