THK stands out as one of the largest suppliers of high-quality linear motion products worldwide and is a global leader in the field of linear motion technology. As an authorised distributor of THK, Statewide Bearings takes pride in bringing the pinnacle of precision engineering and motion control solutions to various industries across Australia. THK offers the most comprehensive range of options available to suit your unique application. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly team to learn more about the THK product range.

History of THK

Founded in 1971 in Tokyo, Japan, THK has emerged as a pioneering force in the realm of precision motion control. With a relentless pursuit of innovation and excellence, THK has continually pushed the boundaries of what’s possible in the field of linear motion technology.

In 1972, THK achieved a significant breakthrough by developing the world’s first method of linear motion with rolling contact, revolutionising the various industries reliant on precise movement. This milestone marked the birth of the Linear Motion (LM) Guide, THK’s flagship product line, which quickly gained widespread acclaim for its unparalleled accuracy and reliability. Over the decades, THK has remained at the forefront of technological advancement, continually expanding its product range to meet the evolving needs of diverse industries.

Why Choose Statewide Bearings For THK Products

Statewide Bearings boasts a wealth of expertise and experience in the field of linear motion control that spans 45+ years, enabling our team to provide tailored solutions and expert advice to meet each client’s specific needs. Additionally, Statewide Bearings prioritises customer satisfaction, offering exceptional service and support throughout the entire purchasing process, from product selection to after-sales support. With a commitment to excellence and a reputation for reliability, Statewide Bearings is the trusted choice for those seeking THK products, ensuring peace of mind and maximum value for their investment.

THK Product Range

THK offers a diverse and comprehensive range of precision linear motion products tailored to meet the demanding needs of various industries. At the heart of their product lineup are the renowned LM Guides, which set the industry standard for accuracy, reliability, and durability in linear motion systems. These guides come in various types, including ball type, roller type, and miniature types, catering to a wide range of applications.

In addition to LM Guides, THK offers a variety of complementary products such as ball screws, which convert rotary motion into linear motion with high precision and efficiency. Their ball splines provide linear motion with rotational capabilities, making them ideal for applications requiring both linear and rotary movements.

Don’t Hesitate to Contact Statewide Bearings to Learn More About THK products

When you’re in the market for THK’s product range whether that be LM Guides, ball screws, actuators, or any other linear motion solution, you can trust in THK’s commitment to providing superior quality, reliability, and performance to meet your diverse application needs. Don’t hesitate to get in contact with your local Statewide Bearings branch to learn more.


Ensuring proper maintenance of your bearings and linear motion products is essential to maximise their lifespan, performance, and reliability. Here are some tips for ensuring longevity:

  • Refer to the product specifications: THK provides detailed product manuals and documentation for each of its products. Refer to these manuals for specific maintenance instructions, recommended lubricants, inspection schedules, and troubleshooting tips.
  • Follow the recommended maintenance schedule: Adhere to the recommended maintenance schedule outlined in the product manual. Regular maintenance helps prevent premature wear and ensures optimal performance.
  • Inspect regularly: Perform regular inspections to check for signs of wear, damage, or abnormalities. Pay attention to all components.

At Statewide Bearings, we also offer maintenance and technical support services. Don’t hesitate to reach out to your local branch to discuss your unique requirements.


THK pioneered the development of the LM Guide in 1972. Today, LM Guides are used in various industries including:

  • Manufacturing: Linear guides are often used in machinery, lathes, grinding machines, and other precision equipment. They enable precise positioning of cutting tools, workpieces, and components, ensuring high-quality production and consistency.
  • Medical devices: They are also utilised in various medical devices and equipment such as CT scanners, MRI machines, X-ray machines, robotic surgical systems, and patient positioning systems. They enable precise movement and positioning of medical instruments and various imaging components.
  • Renewable energy: In renewable energy applications such as solar panel manufacturing and wind turbine systems, linear guides are used in equipment for positioning, tracking, and maintenance. They facilitate the precise movement of solar panels, tracking systems, and turbine components, maximising energy efficiency and output.

The main difference between a linear guide and a linear bearing lies in their functionality within a system. A linear guide typically refers to a complete system that guides and supports linear motion along a predefined path, incorporating elements such as rails or tracks and bearing blocks or carriages. On the other hand, a linear bearing specifically refers to the component responsible for facilitating smooth and low-friction movement along the linear guide. While linear guides provide structural support and guidance for motion, linear bearings directly bear the load and enable motion by sliding or rolling along the guide's surface.