Caged Technology Smooths Actuator Moves

Sept. 1, 2005
Type KLM actuators employ Caged Technology in their guides.

A resin cage with a patented curvature cradles each ball and separates it from the next. The spaces between rolling elements retain grease and act as a lubrication system for long-term, maintenance-free operation. Caged Technology also smooths movement and lowers noise and dust generation. Use of direct drive and fully closed control gives a positioning repeatability of ±0.3 m at speeds to 2.0 m/sec, and ay accelerations to 4.7 g. Type KLM actuators are interchangeable with Type SKRs.

THK America Inc., 200 E. Commerce Dr., Schaumburg, IL 60173, (847) 310-1111, www.thk.com

Sponsored Recommendations

The Digital Thread: End-to-End Data-Driven Manufacturing

May 1, 2024
Creating a Digital Thread by harnessing end-to-end manufacturing data is providing unprecedented opportunities to create efficiencies in the world of manufacturing.

Medical Device Manufacturing and Biocompatible Materials

May 1, 2024
Learn about the critical importance of biocompatible materials in medical device manufacturing, emphasizing the stringent regulations and complex considerations involved in ensuring...

VICIS Case Study

May 1, 2024
The team at VICIS turned to SyBridge and Carbon in order to design and manufacture protective helmet pads, leveraging the digitization and customization expertise of Toolkit3D...

What's Next for Additive Manufacturing?

May 1, 2024
From larger, faster 3D printers to more sustainable materials, discover several of the top additive manufacturing trends for 2023 and beyond.

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Machine Design, create an account today!