THK America Inc.

Schaumburg, IL –

With a new U.S. HQ President, Nobufumi Sato, THK continues to adapt. According to Tony Peera, new field development manager, business strategy division of THK America Inc., “THK (“Toughness," " High Quality," and " Know-how") is the mark of linear motion, producing high quality and high precision LM guides, ball screws, cross roller rings, actuators, and other products that can be found in almost any industry and application.”

Along with a host of new products, the company had a record sales year in 2022. Perhaps you saw one of their two large booths at IMTS, with robots serving bottled water. And careful readers will note that THK also made our top five list last year as well. In addition, the company recently incorporated their business in Mexico.

He says, “THK’s flagship product, the linear motion (LM) guide system and patented Caged Ball Technology, can improve many applications’ accuracy, speed, assembly times and end user costs. THK’s LM Guides assist machine tools and industrial robots to become capable of ultra-precise operations, and semiconductor-manufacturing devices can operate in submicron units. More recently, the system has been applied in electric vehicles, new 3D print technologies, precise medical and surgical machines, and humanoid robotics.”

Predictive failure detection is possible with their new technologies like OMNIedge and The THK Sensing System that offer customers the ability to access vital data through their PC or smartphone. 

But any technology is powered by people, which is reflected in the new company policy. The 2023 company policy states: “One step by 100 people is greater than 100 steps by one person. Let us not make one person take 100 steps. Let us work together to ensure everyone takes one step further. Grow your ability to convey a message. Grow your ability to be understood.”