Top Tips: Select the Right Ball Splines for Rotation or Linear Motion

March 14, 2022
Ball splines are special motion control elements that can transmit or resist torque and linear motion simultaneously. Learn how to select the right ball splines for your high-speed motion and rotation applications.

Ball splines are used in automated operations including robotics, inspection, spinning, molding, and more. The ball splines combine a linear bushing (nut) that handles greater moment loads and a shaft, which unlike a rail, can be rotated when needed. 

How do you select the right ball splines for rotation or linear motion? Check out these Top Tips to learn the advantages that ball splines offer, how the shape and number of grooves affect performance, and which type of shaft delivers the most cost-effective performance.