Recent developments in materials and finishing techniques for linear-motion shafts offer new opportunities for improving performance. Here is a look at what you need to know to make the best selection for your applications
Fixed-end, supported-end, free-end are ball-screw support conditions you need to understand in order to design the best actuator system for your equipment. One type of support or another can make a big difference.
Bearing reliability depends on its material and manufacturing process as well as design. Controlling these elements ensures that bearings perform reliably and achieve long life in demanding applications.
Whether you use cam follower bearings for cam followers, or for track, guide, or support rollers, their performance depends largely on the type you select. Important factors include loads, speeds, misalignment, installation, and lubrication.