By DE StaffPower Transmission Machine Building
Thomson precision ball splines line designed for high-speed operation.
Thomson Industries, Inc. has introduced a line of ball splines designed for high-speed operation. The ball splines are available in lengths up to 300mm; diameters between 6 and 30mm standard. Larger diameters of 40 and 50mm are available upon request. They can handle loads up to 1,000,000Nmm, speeds up to 10,000rpm, and with precision of ±17microns with or without flanges. The company says it also offers customization capabilities to tap holes, add step-down assembly for a radial bearing, build in coaxial holds, or provide just about any modifications a user may needed to integrate the ball spline unit into their machine.