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Guide to selecting the best mechanical screw for your application

Feb. 16, 2022
Both ball screw and planetary roller screw technologies lend accuracy and precision to electromechanical screw actuators, but each design has unique performance attributes, costs, maintenance requirements, and other considerations.

Ball screw and planetary roller screw technology let electromechanical (EM) screw actuators translate rotational motion and torque into linear motion and force with accuracy and precision. The design of each type affects load capability, stiffness, efficiency, and more. Read on to learn the factors to consider when choosing a screw design for an application.