Three Cool Projects for a Small Linear Actuator by Christopher Nook
Date: Feb 04 2013

Three Cool Projects for a Small Linear Actuator

In short, a linear actuator is a device that creates linear (straight) motion. From highly complex applications to the simplest button pressing application, small linear actuators are used everywhere!

What Puts the Precision in Precision Acme Lead Screws? by Christopher Nook
Date: Jan 31 2013

What Puts the Precision in Precision Acme Lead Screws?

Lead accuracy is the difference between the actual distances traveled versus the theoretical distance traveled based on lead. Obviously, the better the lead accuracy, the better precision you have.

Acme Threaded Rod 101 by Christopher Nook
Date: Jan 29 2013

Acme Threaded Rod 101

The acme thread form, established over 100 years ago, replaced square thread screws, which had straight-sided flanks and were difficult to manufacture.

3 Benefits of PTFE Coatings on Lead Screws by Christopher Nook
Date: Jan 28 2013

3 Benefits of PTFE Coatings on Lead Screws

There are so many benefits of using PTFE coated screws to improve and enhance your products and applications. Before we get into some benefits of choosing PTFE coated screws, here's some more information on the product itself:

How to Compare Acme Nuts and Acme Nut Material by Christopher Nook
Date: Jan 17 2013

How to Compare Acme Nuts and Acme Nut Material

Not sure which material to use for your acme nuts? Learn the basics of the materials used in acme nuts and how to compare them with our helpful PowerPoint that we have created for you. Please note that all Helix materials used have been selected for low friction, minimum wear, long life and clean operation.

Are Lead Screws for you? by Christopher Nook
Date: Jan 06 2013

Are Lead Screws for you?

Lead screws are a lower cost linear motion solution than any other mechanical, pneumatic or hydraulic product. Precision lead and acme screws are manufactured from special high carbon alloy steels and anti-corrosive stainless steels that lend themselves to precision thread-rolling processes and to the demanding applications where engineers apply them.

Nook Industries Establishes HELIX™ Linear Technologies by Christopher Nook
Date: Jan 04 2013

Nook Industries Establishes HELIX™ Linear Technologies

Nook Industries, a leading manufacturer of linear motion control systems and components, today announced the formation of HELIX Linear Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary and production facility that dramatically expands the capacity and medical industry focus of the company’s lead screw operations.

Announcing the Launch of the New Helix Linear Technologies Website - helixlinear.com by Christopher Nook
Date: Jan 01 0001

Announcing the Launch of the New Helix Linear Technologies Website - helixlinear.com

We’re excited to announce that our new and refreshed website is live. The updated site includes several new lead screw and linear actuator products that deliver smooth, clean and quite linear motion solutions.

The End Fixity Primer by Christopher Nook
Date: Jan 01 0001