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Basics of Ball Screw Linear Actuators

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One of the most commonly used linear actuators is the ball screw. It can be found in packaging and office equipment, factories for making semiconductors and medical equipment, and a host of other places. Engineers use them based on their load capability, smooth motion, quick accelerations, efficiency, accuracy, and repeatability.

In this guide, we review ball screw basics and what gives ball screws a performance advantage.

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