In 1996, THK developed Caged Ball LM Guides”, which offer significantly increased performance over conventional products. As human- and environment friendly products, Caged Ball LM Guides have the following outstanding features: Long service life with infrequent need for maintenance Low noise emission and acceptable acoustics Ultra-high-speed operation Low dust emission Very smooth operation Expansion of overseas manufacturing bases THK Manufacturing of Europe(France)THK Manufacturing of Europe?France? To meet increased demands from global markets, we established THK Manufacturing of America in the United States and, in 2000, THK Manufacturing of Europe in France. We have expanded globalization of the manufacturing system to quickly respond to local needs.”