It’s the end of another calendar year here at linearmotiontips.com and what better time than now to do a bit of reflection. It’s an opportunity to do a reckoning of sorts and find out what you, our readers, liked most. So here is a short list of the top 5 most viewed posts published in 2018, starting with Number 5 and building our way to Number 1.
5) Ball screw preload: What you need to know
When a linear motion application requires high thrust force and rigidity along with good positioning accuracy, a preloaded ball screw assembly is often the best choice. While preload is beneficial for some applications, it produces additional loads that must be accounted for when sizing the screw assembly, motor, and other related components.