Lower friction and noise in linear motions

Silent and smooth aptly describes the operation of THK’s type SNS/SNR linear motion guides.

Elimination of friction between adjacent balls, achieved by a new ball retainer system, stops the balls contacting one another, so cutting down both the noise and the heat generated during high speed operation. It also enhances lubrication by imposing gaps to create a positive oil film, and at the same time extends LM guide life with minimal maintenance.