Tagged: replacement ball screw

Why Can’t I Just Buy a Shaft and nut from you Guys and Machine the Ends Myself?

At least once a week we get such an inquiry – someone looking for a ball nut and separate shaft long enough so they can cut it and machine the journals themselves, usually thinking this will significantly reduce lead time.  And of course, compared to buying a completely custom ball screw, it may just do that.  There are several reasons why we do not offer separate shafts and ball nuts, or complete ball screw assemblies with unfinished ends.  Continue reading

Steinmeyer Ball Screws and End Users

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

Looking for a Replacement Ball Screw in Your Machine?

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