At this year’s IMTS in Chicago (September 10 to 15) visitors can see in person THK’s latest ballscrew-spline BNS-V. Featuring an exceptionally compact and lightweight structure, the low inertia BNS-V enables quick starts and stops during high-speed operation.
The BNS-V is a stroke-rotary unit with ballscrew grooves and a ball spline groove that cross one another on a single shaft. The nuts of the ballscrew and the ball spline have dedicated support bearings directly embedded on the circumference of the nuts. Some advantages of the new ballscrew-spline BNS-V include a highly rigid shaft support, an angular-contact structure for highly accurate positioning and smooth motion with low noise.
The BNS-V is a downsized version of THK’s popular ballscrew-spline BNS-A. The BNS-V features a compact ø72 outer diameter, a low weight of 1.00kg and a low inertia of 2.00kg·cm2, contrasted with the BNS-A ø86 outer diameter, weight of 1.67kg and inertia of 4.32kg·cm2.
THK manufactures the widest range of linear motion products, including LM guides, ballscrews, mechanical actuators and ball splines and more. All THK products have been designed and manufactured to meet the strictest requirements. THK’s experienced Global Engineering Team can provide customized linear motion solutions from their standard linear motion products as well as from mechatronics products for the most demanding applications. For more information, visit IMTS booth #134514 or www.thk.com.