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.

FAQ Friday: The Top 4 Questions About Slide Systems by Christopher Nook
Date: Sep 22 2017

FAQ Friday: The Top 4 Questions About Slide Systems

If you've ever wondered about the construction of slide systems and their functions, scroll below to read the top four most frequently asked questions.

A Brief Overview of Acme Lead Screw Lubricants by Christopher Nook
Date: Sep 13 2017

A Brief Overview of Acme Lead Screw Lubricants

Acme lead screws are increasingly the preferred solution for linear actuation. Lubrication for acme screws is just as important. Lubricant types fall into two categories: liquid and non-liquid. Liquid lubricants are petroleum-based mineral oils with 90% or higher base oil. Non-liquid lubricants – or, dry lubricants – are used when an oil-based lubricant is ineffective.

FAQ Friday: The Top 11 Linear Actuator Questions Answered Here by Christopher Nook
Date: Sep 08 2017

FAQ Friday: The Top 11 Linear Actuator Questions Answered Here

Linear actuators have a variety of applications depending on the industry. Helix Linear's actuators can be used for any application requiring linear motion. Our actuators are pre-engineered, assembled, tested and ready to use making it the best economical and time sensitive approach to low cost automation. While we’re sure you’re thinking, “That’s great!” And it is, we’re sure there are many more questions to answer so keep scrolling below to find your answers.

This Is Why You Should Invest In Plastic Screws by Christopher Nook
Date: Aug 30 2017

This Is Why You Should Invest In Plastic Screws

One of the benefits of lead screw assemblies is how easily they can be customized. Engineers have the option of working with a variety of materials from stainless steel, alloy steel, aluminum, titanium, and bronze. The manufacturing methods range from rolled, ground, machined...and molded?

10 Reasons Why the Helix H10X™ Coating Is Better by Christopher Nook
Date: Aug 18 2017

10 Reasons Why the Helix H10X™ Coating Is Better

Our Helix H10X™ coating is now available. We have debuted a new PTFE coating in order to ensure an even longer life of your lead screw. Below are the top 10 reasons why our H10X™ coating is an improvement:

FAQ Friday: Top 15 Acme Screw and Lead Screw Questions Answered Here by Christopher Nook
Date: Aug 11 2017

FAQ Friday: Top 15 Acme Screw and Lead Screw Questions Answered Here

Acme lead screws convert rotary motion into linear motion by turning either the screw or the nut. Lead screws and nuts are highly customizable. Helix Linear offers a custom shop where engineers and manufacturers can use the largest collection of options available to build the best lead screw to fit their needs.

Your Lead Screw Coating Matters — Here’s Why by Christopher Nook
Date: Apr 12 2017

Your Lead Screw Coating Matters — Here’s Why

Coatings are made up of resin, additives, and a liquefying agent that’s either “water-based” or “solvent-based”. Water-based coatings and solvent-based coatings have distinct purposes that depend on your needs. One coating may work better under mild weather conditions.

David R. Arguin Named President of Helix Linear Technologies by Christopher Nook
Date: Mar 16 2017

David R. Arguin Named President of Helix Linear Technologies

Cleveland, Ohio—March 15, 2017 - Helix Linear Technologies, a global leader in the linear motion and factory automation industries, is pleased to announce that David R. Arguin has earned the promotion to President and member of our executive team, reporting to CEO Christopher Nook.

The Acme Lead Screw Backlash Survival Guide by Christopher Nook
Date: Jan 18 2017

The Acme Lead Screw Backlash Survival Guide

So what's so important about perfecting your acme lead screw backlash design and why do you need a survival guide to help steer you in the right direction? Find out everything you need to know about backlash here.