Often customers are a little surprised when they embark on the Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) phase of their design asking – “why must I design in such tight alignments, concentricity and squareness?” The answer is simple… so the ball screw will operate at its fullest efficiency and anticipated life!
Every week we get one or more calls from companies seeking support for their Steinmeyer ball screws. If the call is from an OEM, we bend over backwards in our attempt to support them technically as well as commercially. However if it is from an end user it’s a bit more complicated. Why? Continue reading
Steinmeyer is a global leader in ball screw manufacturing. Our focus is on the OEM market, which to us means anyone who makes as few as several machines per year to those that build and ship thousands. We do not focus on machine rebuilders or end users. We are often approached by end users seeking replacement ball screws for their machines – and our reply is often a polite “sorry, no, we cannot sell you a Steinmeyer ball screw”. Continue reading