NSK Ltd. (NSK; Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President and CEO: Toshihiro Uchiyama) today announced that it has added a new right/left hand ball screw series to its ToughCarrier Single-Axis Actuator lineup for applications in automobile, semiconductor and LCD manufacturing equipment.
NSK's ToughCarrier, designed for automobile, semiconductor and LCD manufacturing equipment, has been well received in the market for its high load bearing performance, which is made possible by employing a roller as the rolling element of the guide.
In recent years, the trend toward smart factories for automobile manufacturing equipment, etc., leading to the realization of “Industry 4.0” has increased, resulting in a demand for electrification for power savings and smarter equipment.
In response to these needs, NSK has added a right/left hand screw series to its ToughCarrier lineup. These new products have the right hand and left hand screws integrated onto the same axis, making it possible to operating clamping motion with a single motor. Also, thanks to the key feature of ToughCarrier, a high-load, high-rigidity guide, it is now possible to electrically power the large-part conveyance and chuck mechanisms used in automobile manufacturing equipment.