Ball Screws

Acknowledged as the global leader in ball screw design, engineering and manufacturing, NSK offers precision-ground units in standard and custom configurations for a vast array of applications. From heavy industrial manufacturing to life-critical surgical robotics, designers and producers depend on the superlative precision, repeatable accuracy, and extreme durability of NSK ball screws.

  • High rigidity, smooth and near-silent operation
  • Precision machined for C0 to C7 accuracy grades, from miniature to ultra large sizes
  • Pioneering friction control technology for high efficiency and low power consumption
  • Local manufacture for fast shipping and deployment

 

Ball Screw Range

 

BALL SCREW TYPE

Standard & Custom Ground Ball Screws

High Speed, HMD/HMS

High Load, HTF

Precision ground ball screw for high-speed, low-noise. Used in many applications, from transportation equipment to light-load machine tools

Ultra high speed and high capacity

High-load ball screws with higher traverse rates than the standard for spindle diameters of 140 mm or more

Literature

Compact FA Series Ball Screws
NSK Ball Screws for
High Load Drive Applications
NSK Ball Screws for
High Load Drive Applications

Footprint

Compact

Standard

Standard

Load Capacity

Standard

Standard

Extremely High Load

Quick Ship*

Available

Available

Not Available

Accessories available

K1 Lubrication, X1 Seal Options

K1 Lubrication, X1 Seal Options

K1 Lubrication, X1 Seal Options

Speed ratings

High Speed

Ultra High Speed

Standard

Noise level

Low

Low

Standard

* Quick ship time lines vary based on product. Consult NSK for details.

Lubrication Solutions and Support Units

K1™ Lubrication Unit

  • Long term maintenance-free service life: up to 5 years or 10,000 km
  • Dramatically reduce maintenance cost
  • Extended life in severe operating conditions
  • Compliant with US FDA hygiene standards

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X1 Sealing System

  • 32x improvement in sealing effect compared to conventional labyrinth seals
  • 66% less grease discharge compared with conventional labyrinth seals
  • Reduced lubricant consumption
  • Extended maintenance cycle
  • Lower temperature achieved due to optimized frictional resistance

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Molded Oil Angular Contact Ball Bearings

  • Provides continuous supply of lubrication oil
  • Clean environment with grease-free property and no oil refilling
  • More than twice operating life with lubrication, in water or dust-contaminated environments
  • Achieves extended maintenance-free performance providing continuous supply of lubricant
  • Available for high-speed applications

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Ball Screw Support Units for Light Loads

  • Support unit for light loads and small equipment
  • Align with standard angular contact ball bearings
  • Low dust emissions
  • Ideal for clean environments
  • Low profile type available

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BSBD Support Units for Heavy Loads

  • Support large axial forces
  • Support axial load in 2 directions
  • Reduced friction and heat generation
  • Greased for life
  • Relubrication of bearing during operation if required
  • Installation ready
  • Preload already set and achieved when lock nut is tightened

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Case Study: Reducing Costs in Automotive Machining Center

Pain Point

A worldwide manufacturer of automotive components was experiencing significant unplanned downtime due to the failure of the ball screws in their machining center. This had a major effect on manufacturing output, resulting in increased costs and reduced machine reliability.

NSK - Ball Screw Machining Center
NSK - Ball Screw with High-Performance X1 Seal

NSK Ball Screw with High-Performance x1 Seal Design

Solution

NSK analyzed three of the failed ball screws to determinate the main reason for the failures, and developed a special design that improved the performance characteristics, especially the high-performance sealing design. Reduced machine downtime and a substantive increase in ball screw life achieved a cost savings of $284,365.

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Integrated Mechatronic Systems Solutions

Enabling automation in motion and control

Our local integration and manufacturing teams will collaborate closely with you through all aspects of design, provide intensive project management and extend comprehensive technical support.

Design and Development

  • system design proposal with CAD model
  • component failure analysis and benchmarking
  • material technologies
  • applications simulation

Project Management

  • design review – as many as 5
  • quote – non-recurring engineering, prototype, full production
  • prototype demonstration
  • test report
  • lead time/production schedule
  • individual system test before shipping

After Sales Service

  • on-site support for system installation
  • training
  • bill of materials for replacement parts