LM guide with linear encoder

LM guide with linear encoder

November 7, 2019

THK America, Inc.

Design Components Motion control Motors/Drive

THK’s Type SHS-LE integrates the THK SHS LM guide with a THK linear encoder (linear position sensor), allowing for compact machine designs that require less assembly time.

THK’s Type SHS Caged Ball LM guide performs with high speed and precision. Each row of balls is arranged at a contact angle of 45°, enabling the SHS to be used in all directions.

The SHS features patented THK Caged Technology for smooth and quiet motion. Caged Technology employs a synthetic resin cage with a patented curvature that cradles each ball and separates it from the next. The spaces between the rolling elements retain grease and act as a lubrication system for long-term maintenance-free operation. Other Caged Technology benefits of the Type SHS include increased speed and accuracy, decreased noise levels, low dust generation and long life.