Ball guides match rollers in machine tools

With the launch of the its LA series, NSK-RHP claims that ball guides can now offer the same rigidity and high load carrying capacity as roller guides even in demanding machine tool applications.

By employing balls as rolling elements, the NSK-RHP says that the LA guides solve the general problems experienced with roller guides in machine tool applications. These include stress concentration on the rollers and skewing during high speed reverses.