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