Using the 23 Asilomar AI Principles?

Challenges are always better faced with a partner and ABSSAC can supply innovative rotary component connections or Linear precision through its lead and ball screw ranges. Our goals are to provide engineering solutions by offering outstanding value backed by attentive and committed service. When you are stretching the capability of standard products, this is where ABSSAC stands heads and shoulders above the competition. Offering lightweight, cutting edge technology, their product line up offers unparalleled performance and the unique ability to supply multi function single piece products. This discipline can be applied to all the rotary and linear products that they offer.

If you are involved in the progression of Robotic technology, you need to talk to one of their engineers. Here are but a few of the product advantages they offer;

  • Electrodeposition formed metallic structures (volumetric) that cannot be produced by machining methods (Electron beam welding available)
  • Springs machined from solid material offering bespoke end attachment and the capability of 2 or 3 start springs still manufactured from one piece of material
  • Satellite roller screws offering up to 4 times the thrust capability for comparable sized ball screws
  • Precision rolled lead screws with customer specified pitch, leads and nuts for accurate repeatable linear movement
  • The worlds smallest ball screw (thread ball screw shaft only 1.4mm diameter)
  • A one peice shaft coupling capable of up to 90 degress of angular offset
  • Shaft couplings with extended parallel offset capability in a very short overall length

How you apply these advantages to your design is where ABSSAC can help the most, with engineers that are knowledgeable and always available. Most importantly the enginers have a  genuine shared interest in the world of Robotics and AI.

Set us the challenge, give us a call 01386 421005


TDMS Robotics Club and The Vex Robotics Competition

For many years, ABSSAC has sponsored local The De Montford School robotics club. Each year, the school enters the VEX Competitions, which tasks teams of students with designing and building a robot to play against other teams from around the world in a game-based engineering challenge. Students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communication, and more. Tournaments are regional and national levels with champions going on to compete against the best in the world at VEX Worlds each April.

The TDMS Worcestershire Regional held in the school sports hall, with teams attending from all over the UK.  Robots Tolerance and Titan were very competitive during this competition both making it to the final where Titan narrowly beat Tolerance to become Tournament Champions, qualifying both of the robots for the National Championships for the third year in a row. The following season, VEX Toss Up TDMS robotics qualified for the National Championships again by winning a regional qualifying event by becoming Tournament Champions, at the NEC in Birmingham. At the National Championships the teams reached the semi-finals and were awarded the Amaze and Create Awards. The teams are currently busy tweaking their robots to ensure they are in optimum condition for next year’s competition.

NEWSFLASH - April 2017

In 2017 the TDMS team won the the design and excellence award, which qualified them for the VEX Robotics world championships in the USA. In April 2017, all the teams and the robots, arrived safely in Louisville, USA and after practising, had the first day of matches. TDMS Robotics played three and won two of those . At the moment the team is ranked 24 out of 94 in the division. There are 6 divisions with 94 in each. The team look forward to another full day of competition tomorrow and hope to build on the early success. 

More news to follow....... Go TDMS Robotics !


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Products that accurately and reliably  move in a linear motion

Ball Screws Ground

Ball Screw Rolled

Ball Screw Transport

Leadscrew and Nuts Precision

Leadscrew and Nuts for Power

Lead Screw and Nuts, High Helix angle

Satellite Roller Screws

Self-Reversing Screws

Linear Guides & Rails

Support Bearings for lead, ball and roller screws

Splined Shafts

End Machining of screws for bearings

Products that effectively connect and  transmit rotary  motion

ETP hub shaft product

Budgetbeam shaft couplings

Jaw style shaft couplings

Sureflex for pumps to motor connection

Schmidt Offset Coupling

Rigid solid couplings



Flexible Disc high torque shaft couplings

Helical beam couplings 

Universal Joints

X Slot shaft couplings

Metal Bellows flexible shaft couplings

Take a standard product and tweak it...

Custom Lead Screws & Nuts - machined 

Custom Shaft Couplings - 90 degree angular offset in one piece

Schmidt Offset Coupling - large parallel offset of shaft in a small DBSE

Machined springs - springs made from solid with precise linear spring rates

Electroforms - Unique metallic shapes and devices that cannot be made by machining   

ETP Hydraulic bushes - Quick, unique, precise hub and shaft connection

Carbon Composite - Bellville washer springs, light, accurate, tuneable

Satellite Roller Screws - 5 time the load of any equivalent ball screw with incredible accuracy

Edge welded bellows

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