July 16, 2013 Volume 09 Issue 27
 

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Engineer's Toolbox:
Selecting and sizing ball screw drives

Ball screw drives typically provide mechanical efficiency of greater than 90 percent, so their higher initial cost is often offset by reduced power requirements. Jeff Johnson, product engineer at Thomson Industries, gives an in-depth description of ball screw technology, important ball screw specifications and applications, and a lengthy and technical selection and sizing example.

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