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Synchronous Belts vs. Ball Screws

Thursday, November 2, 2017

posted by Brent at 7:26 AM

From the design, construction, and first-cost standpoint, a synchronous belt drive can have distinct advantages over a ball screw in certain applications:

 - Significantly lower first cost
 - No lubrication or maintenance required
 - Clean running drive
 - Drive length design flexibility

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