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Ball screw

Ball screws are essential components in many mechanical systems, providing efficient and precise linear motion. At Tuli, we offer a comprehensive selection of ball screws to meet the diverse needs of various industries and applications. Explore our range and find the perfect ball screw to enhance the performance of your machinery.

Basic Functionality of Ball Screws

Ball screws are mechanical devices used to convert rotational motion into linear motion with minimal friction. They consist of a threaded shaft (screw) with recirculating ball bearings (nuts) that move along the threads, allowing for smooth and precise movement. Ball screws are widely used in applications requiring high precision and efficiency, such as CNC machines, industrial robots, and aerospace equipment.

Types and Shapes of Ball Screws

Ball screw nuts are available in standard sizes from 8x1 mm up to 100x20 mm. Ball nuts are available in cylindrical or flange shape. Beside standard type of ball nut, we offer also miniature, high speed, high load, and dustproof types. Ball screws are available in three lead accuracy classes C3 (0,008/300 mm), C5 (0,023/300 mm) and C7 (0,050/300 mm). Ball screws can be cut to length and end machining of the screw can be done to fit ball screw end support.

Ball screw

Figure 1 Ball screw

Here are the different types we offer in more detail:

Standard Ball Screws

Standard ball screws offer reliable linear motion with precision rolled threads and ball screw nuts. They are suitable for a wide range of applications where moderate precision and load capacity are required.
Applications:

- CNC machining centers

- Milling machines

- Industrial automation

- Robotics

Miniature Ball Screws

Miniature ball screws are compact and lightweight, designed for applications with limited space and high precision requirements. They offer precise linear motion in small-scale machinery and equipment.

Applications:

- Medical devices

- Semiconductor manufacturing

- Optical equipment

- Small robotics

High-Speed Ball Screws

High-speed ball screws are engineered for applications requiring rapid movement and high rotational speeds. They feature special thread designs and materials to minimize friction and heat generation at high speeds.

Applications:

- High-speed machining

- Pick-and-place systems

- High-speed automation equipment

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High-Load Ball Screws

High-load ball screws are designed to withstand heavy loads and provide reliable linear motion in demanding applications. They feature larger diameters and stronger materials to support higher axial loads.

Applications:

- Heavy-duty machining

- Automotive manufacturing

- Aerospace equipment

- Press machines

Dustproof Ball Screws

Dustproof ball screws are equipped with seals or covers to protect against contaminants such as dust, dirt, and debris. They offer reliable performance in harsh environments with minimal maintenance requirements.

Applications:

- CNC machining in dusty environments

- Outdoor equipment

- Woodworking machinery

- Textile machinery
 

Ball screw and linear guides

Figure 2 Ball screw and linear guides

Producers of Ball Screws

Several producers specialize in manufacturing high-quality ball screws, including:

- TBI Motion

- THK

- NSK

- HIWIN

- Bosch Rexroth

- SKF

- INA

- Kuroda Precision Industries

- EWELLIX

- HepcoMotion

Each producer offers a range of ball screws with different features and specifications to meet the diverse needs of customers in various industries.


Benefits of Ball Screws

High Precision

Ball screws offer precise linear motion with minimal backlash, making them ideal for applications requiring high precision. 

High Efficiency

With low friction and high mechanical efficiency, ball screws provide smooth and efficient linear motion, reducing energy consumption. 

Low Maintenance

Ball screws require minimal maintenance, providing long-term reliability and reducing downtime in machinery and equipment. 

High Load Capacity

Ball screws can support high axial loads, making them suitable for applications with heavy loads and high force requirements.

Elevate Your Machinery with Ball Screws

Experience precision and efficiency with ball screws from Tuli. Browse our selection, find the perfect ball screw for your needs, and take your machinery to new levels of performance and reliability.

 

About the author


Jure Pleško is co-owner of Tuli, a family business that helps innovative mechanical engineers by supplying them with machine elements to assemble machines and devices. As part of a family tradition, he grew up with machine elements from an early age and also completed his studies in mechanical engineering, earning a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering. As a 2-year-old child he was also the inspiration for the company name, because at that time he was shouting a lot and hence the name Tuli, which in translation means screaming. Jure is an innovative mechanical engineer himself, which he proved during his student years with the construction of an electric vehicle, which was also awarded by the Slovenian Fund for Human Resources Development and Scholarships.

 

 

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