Wrench Flats  and Lead Screws a Match Made in Heaven by Christopher Nook
Date: May 30 2019

Wrench Flats and Lead Screws a Match Made in Heaven

Assembling lead screws into your machine or device can get tricky if you dont have the right tools and a screw design that helps make things easy.

Ball Screws vs Lead Screws - Pros and Cons by Christopher Nook
Date: May 10 2019

Ball Screws vs Lead Screws - Pros and Cons

Lead screws and ball screws have been the most trusted and cost effective means of translating rotational energy to linear motion.

4 Things to Know About Buying a Lead Screw by Christopher Nook
Date: May 07 2019

4 Things to Know About Buying a Lead Screw

Lead screws are an excellent linear motion product that converts rotary motion to linear motion very economically and until recently offered only moderate accuracy and repeatability.

Making Life Easier for Engineers by Christopher Nook
Date: May 01 2019

Making Life Easier for Engineers

We are laser focused on making it easier for engineers to use our lead screws and linear actuators. Our new site has calculators, CAD Models, Part Number Configurators, Case Studies and many great videos.

Backlash 101 by Christopher Nook
Date: Feb 15 2019

Backlash 101

Backlash (lash) is the relative axial clearance between a screw and nut without rotation of the screw or nut. Lash will always increase with use. Helix has developed several unique ways to reduce or remove the lash between the screw and nut.

The Brief Acme Thread Form Dictionary by Christopher Nook
Date: Nov 08 2017

The Brief Acme Thread Form Dictionary

The Acme thread form, established over 100 years ago, replaced square thread screws. Square thread screws had straight-sided flanks and were difficult to manufacture, so that makes the Acme thread form a great improvement.

Why Are Acme Screws So Efficient? by Christopher Nook
Date: Nov 03 2017

Why Are Acme Screws So Efficient?

Acme lead screws are a desirable piece of machinery. What makes them so great? Some of the reasons are: no braking system required, anti-backlash, low maintenance, and cost effectiveness.

Custom Made Acme Nut Criteria by Christopher Nook
Date: Oct 15 2017

Custom Made Acme Nut Criteria

After you have selected the right lead screw for your application, it becomes a matter of choosing the best nut to meet the demands of your particular application.

FAQ Friday: The Top 4 Profile Rails Questions Answered by Christopher Nook
Date: Oct 06 2017

FAQ Friday: The Top 4 Profile Rails Questions Answered

Helix Profile Rail Linear Actuators feature smooth, clean and quiet linear positioning. The PRA linear actuator utilizes a precision ground profile rail for guidance to deliver pitch, roll and yaw guidance. We compiled the top profile rail systems and blocks questions we get asked.