THK, through its manufacturing of actuators and related products, met the AMT’s requirement of producing a product line consisting of power-driven manufacturing machinery used in the process of transforming man-made materials into discrete durable goods. Additional eligibility conditions included selling and producing these products within the
THK Manufacturing of America, Inc., the company’s first production facility in the United States, manufactures both conventional and Caged Ball Linear Motion Guides (LM Systems) and actuators, as well as Link Balls.
THK Linear Motion Guides are precise positioning components with re-circulating ball linear motion guide technology that use a block and precision ground rail design. THK LM Systems offer many application-specific benefits, including: increased speed and accuracy of motion, high rigidity, decreased noise levels, long-term maintenance-free operation, and reduced sources of contamination. A wide variety of industries are currently benefiting from THK’s LM Systems, including: machine tool, semiconductor, medical, packaging, automotive, and robotics.
THK’s Link Balls consist of a high-accuracy, high-quality steel ball with a welded shank assembled to a die cast socket holder. They are used in suspension, steering and transmission control assemblies for automobiles and other forms of transportation.
The Ohio-based plant offers a variety of LM Guide types and sizes. Currently, 50 percent of the company’s product line for North America is manufactured in the
Signifying their commitment to quality, THK Manufacturing of America, Inc. has received both QS9000 certification and Ford Q1. This environmentally friendly facility is even equipped with a centralized machine coolant recycling system.
THK also has nine regional sales offices in North America located in
To learn more, visit www.thk.com or contact:
THK America, Inc.
200 E. Commerce Dr.
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: (847) 310-1111
Fax: (847) 310-1182
e-mail: [email protected].
Filed Under: Actuators, Die casting, Motion control • motor controls