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Lead Screws, Ball Screws & Ball Splines

RS Components works closely with top power transmission brands like SKF and Bosch Rexroth to keep your automation requirements moving. In this section, you'll find the ball and lead screws and ball splines. We also have a great number of RS Pro products to help you cut the cost, but not the quality.

Lead Screws

Lead screws often referred to as power screws are very similar to traditional screws but without a head. They are commonly made from carbon steel, stainless steel or aluminium.

Ball Screws

A ball screw is a small mechanical linear actuator that translates rotational motion to linear motion with a small amount of friction. A threaded shaft provides a helical raceway for ball bearings which act as a precision screw.

Ball Splines

Ball splines are commonly used across many industrial applications. They are used in areas such as automation and packaging, medical, robotics, transportation and oil and gas exploration and utilise the linear recirculating motion of the ball element.

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