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By positioning two linear motions orthogonally at 90-degree angles, free movement can be achieved. This is an expanded application of linear motion. Free movement on a plane surface is used in various fields.

Caged Ball Cross LM Guide Model SCR

Applied orthogonal motion

Seismic isolation technology for buildings

Seismic isolation technology for buildings


"Quake-absorbing" technology to alleviate quake vibrations is a valuable countermeasure against earthquakes. When LM guides are combined orthogonally, they can move in a free motion on a plane surface. Combined with damping rubbers, this is the basis of THK's THK's unique quake-absorbing system. Through the know-how we have accumulated making LM guides, THK is creating new systems that can protect people's lives and property from natural disasters.