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Videos provide how-to guides on ball screw applications

March 27, 2017 | By MRO Magazine

Radford, VA – Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, has released its latest set of educational web videos, illustrating how to efficiently handle ball screw demands. Via these videos, Thomson experts enable customers to make complete use of their applications by providing solutions for ball screw installment or transfer errors.

The “Tech Tips” videos disclose information on how to install an XC lead nut; transfer a ball nut to a ball screw; and load ball bearings into an Inch or Metric Series ball nut.

How to Install an XC Lead Nut Video: To demonstrate the full anti-backlash functionality of the screw assembly, this video shares essential steps around the installation of an XC nut.

How to Transfer a Ball Nut to a Ball Screw Video: This video illustrates an efficient method of installing or replacing a ball nut in order to avoid ball bearing mishaps.


How to Load Ball Bearings into an Inch or Metric Series Ball Nut Videos: In case of ball nut accidents causing ball bearing loss, Thomson demonstrates how to reload and assemble an Inch or Metric Series ball nut back onto a screw.

Click here to view these four videos as well as other useful Thomson Tech Tips videos.

Thomson is a leader in linear motion solutions For more educational videos, webinars and technical white papers, visit


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