What we do
PGM Reball make world leading ballscrews that fly on the most demanding aerospace programmes. We work closely with our customers to create bespoke designs that push the boundaries of materials and performance.
Our thread profiles and geometries are unique and through a mixture of clever design and quality manufacturing as well as our own proprietary method of ball track thread-forming we are able to achieve ballscrew solutions unrivalled by traditional manufacturers.
Our repair facility works with leading OEMs in food & beverage, automotive and aerospace sectors and we carry a good range of replacement ballscrews and linear guides from major manufacturers including Bosch Rexroth.
PGM Reball design ballscrews that are exceptionally small and light weight to drive compact electro-mechancial actuators.
As a key supplier to a number of significant defence programmes our ballscrews travel at MACH 4 and can withstand temperatures of up to 500°C.
Our ballscrews withstand the harsh environment of Space and orbit the Earth playing a critical role in actuating a network of telecomms satelittes.
We also work our magic to refurbish ballscrews that actuate machine tools and we do this for over 1000 customers worldwide.
What makes us different?
Not many people understand ballscrew design and how it can be manipulated to achieve smaller, lighter components with the same load ratings as larger equivalents. At PGM Reball we solve these problems by pushing boundaries and shifting paradigms.
We manufacture our ballscrews entirely in the UK at our premises in Hinckley, Leicestershire and have been supplying parts to aerospace programmes for over 40 years. We design ballscrews from the bottom up by working closely with our customer and their design & engineering teams. We can also ‘make to print’ which means we can retain the ballscrew envelope shape and key charactersitics.
We are one of only a handful of miniature ground ballscrew manufacturers across the world who hold AS9100 and we are registered with JOSCAR (Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register) so we are pre-qualified to work with major primes. We also hold a NATO Cage Code.
We have been supporting aerospace platforms for over 40 years and our ballscrews fly on the worlds first all electric landing gear for helicopters. Key to this is the exceptionally low friction built into the design enabling fast retraction within less than 0.5 seconds.
We also make ballscrews that are exposed to significant temperature fluctuations on helicopters that fly from the Arctic Circle right down to the Equator.
Our ballscrews travel at MACH 4 and actuate missile fins and valve actuation units on some of the most high profile BVRAAM missile programmes. The ability to withstand high temperatures in challenging environments is essential as well as small, light-weight and compact designs. We achieve this by manipulating the geometries and ball track thread profiles to ensure high positional accuracy under the most demanding of circumstances.
Our expertise extends to satellites and PGM Reball has been chosen against worlwide competition to supply ballscrews for a major telecoms satellite programme. Manufactured from Ø4mm with special lubricant for relaible performance in the hostile environment of Space
PGM Reball – the UK’s leading technical Ballscrew specialists
We’ve been repairing ballscrews for nearly 40 years so there’s not much we don’t know. We have a standard price list so there are no hidden charges and we guarantee all our repairs with a no quibble 3 month warranty. We hold extensive stocks of ball bearings in Imperial and Metric sizes and in steel, stainless steel and ceramic as well as a full range of spare parts making turnaround possible within 24 hours.