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Can ball splines accept radial loads (load perpendicular to the shaft axis)?

Yes. Ball splines can accept radial loads but their primary purpose is to resist torque. Only torque ratings are shown in the catalog. For applications that require high radial loads ball bushing bearings with 60 case shafting or profile rail may be a better alternative.  For ball spline applications that require both and torque and radial load please submit the application information for review.

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