Motion Industries

Machinery : Process Technology : Bearing

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States

NYSE: GPC

Since its beginnings in 1946, Motion Industries has grown to become the premier industrial solutions company for industry in North America. From automation to inventory management to parts repair and fabrication, Motion Industries’ many services are key to keeping our customers’ sites running at maximum efficiency. Our employees use their deep knowledge to bring the right solution to any and every application, no matter how challenging.

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Getting up to Speed: Understanding ball screw potential and limitations

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Authors: Thaniel Smith, Ian Miller

Topics: machine design

Organizations: Motion Industries, Thomson Industries

The ability to operate consistently at higher speeds is why motion system designers often specify ball screws over lead screws. However, ball screws have speed limitations of their own. Understanding those will help you optimize ball screw assembly performance in applications ranging from small laboratory fluid pumps to large overhead gantries and high-performance machinery.

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