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Design and Theory

Compression loads try to buckle the screw. The screw's resistance to this buckling is a function of:
  • Screw length
  • Screw diameter
  • Type of mounting (end fixity)
A ball screw in tension is designed to handle loads up to the rated capacity of the nut. If a screw assembly is only used in tension, then buckling is not a concern.
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