Rotary ball spline

Rotary ball spline

January 4, 2018

Nippon Bearing
Motion control

Nippon Bearing's rotary ball spline has a nut that rolls on the ball spline shaft making it capable of linear and rotary motion, and consistently provides sub-millimeter accuracy.

There is a lot of torque acting on a robotic arm, which is transferred by a ball spline’s forte. In addition, it can be customized to allow cabling to run the length of the robotic arm by using a hollow shaft ball spline.

For greater load rating without increasing the size of the machine, users can specify a ball spline with cross rollers as opposed to balls in the rotary motion.