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Product Development

A brief outline of THK's history, including major turning points and product timelines.



70's 1971 Ball Spline Ball Spline 
1971 Link Ball Link Ball 
1972 LM Guide LM Guide 
1979 Precision Ball Screw Precision Ball Screw 
80's 1982 Cross-Roller Ring Cross-Roller Ring 
1983 Large Lead Rolled Ball Screw Large Lead Rolled Ball Screw 
90's 1990 LM Guide Actuator LM Guide Actuator 
1990 XY Stage XY Stage
1992 R Guide R Guide 
1993 Cross LM Guide Cross LM Guide 
1996 Caged Ball LM Guide Caged Ball LM Guide 
1997 Linear Motor Actuator Linear Motor Actuator
1999 Alignment Stage CMX Alignment Stage CMX
00's 2001 Caged Roller LM Guide Caged Roller LM Guide 
2003 Curve / Straight Guide Curve / Straight Guide 
2003 Caged Ball LM Guide Actuator Caged Ball LM Guide Actuator 
2004 Micro LM Guide Micro LM Guide
2004

Caged Ball Cross LM Guide

Caged Ball Cross LM Guide 
2004 Rod Actuator Rod Actuator 
2006 LM Actuator Model GL-N LM Actuator Model GL-N
2007 Limited-stroke LM Guide Model EPF Limited-stroke LM Guide Model EPF
2008 Oil-Free LM Guide for Special Environments Oil-Free LM Guide for Special Environments
2009 High-Load,High-Speed Caged Ball Screw Model SBKH High-Load,High-Speed Caged Ball Screw Model SBKH
2010 Caged Ball LM Guide Models SPR/SPS Caged Ball LM Guide Models SPR/SPS
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