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HaydonKerk Lead Screws Roll Over Ball Screws
Lead screws were once believed to be a cheap substitute for ball screws and could only be used in less demanding applications.
Today lead screws offer the latest technology in material science and tribology for motion control, with many distinct advantages. The main contrasting attribute is lead screws use two sliding surfaces to achieve motion where ball screws use a series of balls rolling in a race. This alternative approach to motion allows lead screws to offer more flexibility in design and opens the door to more challenging environments of operation. With the advent of modern materials friction can be kept low (less than 0.10) without any external lubrication.
Key advantages of lead screws include...

 

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Waterbury , CT 06705
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