Acme Screws Drive Linear Motion Innovation by Christopher Nook
Date: Jul 30 2014

Acme Screws Drive Linear Motion Innovation

Acme lead screw assemblies are used to convert rotary motion into linear motion by turning the screw or the nut. One of the most popular types of lead screws uses the Acme thread form which typically has an included thread angle of 29°.

How Rail Car Doors and Lead Screws Keep Commuters Safe by Christopher Nook
Date: Mar 17 2014

How Rail Car Doors and Lead Screws Keep Commuters Safe

Rail car door systems are historically one of the most complex, inconsistently performing, and potentially unsafe components in rail transit systems worldwide. Yet safety is of utmost importance when human lives are at stake in accidents that may result in injury and/or death.

How to Select the Right Lead Screw for Your Linear Motion Application by Christopher Nook
Date: Mar 04 2014

How to Select the Right Lead Screw for Your Linear Motion Application

Linear motion by its very definition is motion along a line or linear path. Linear motion solutions take advantage of this movement to accomplish many tasks. However, selecting the right screw is not always easy albeit it necessary to get the job done effectively and efficiently.

Top 5 Benefits of Using an Electric Linear Actuator by Christopher Nook
Date: Feb 25 2014

Top 5 Benefits of Using an Electric Linear Actuator

When it comes to actuators for motion control applications, there are several types to choose from. These include pneumatic, hydraulic, electric, or electro-mechanical.

Lead Screws Transform Airline Seating from Cramped into Comfortable by Christopher Nook
Date: Dec 23 2013

Lead Screws Transform Airline Seating from Cramped into Comfortable

Comfortable and cost-effective airline seating is in the cross hairs of major aircraft manufacturers around the globe.

Top 10 Benefits of an Electric Linear Actuator by Christopher Nook
Date: Sep 06 2013

Top 10 Benefits of an Electric Linear Actuator

Engineers can choose from various technologies such as electrical (electro-mechanical), hydraulic or pneumatic technologies when selecting linear actuators for motion control applications. In nearly all cases, an electrical actuator will prove to be the better choice due to a unique combination of characteristics.

Lead Screw Automation Flexibility Key to Medical Device Manufacturing by Christopher Nook
Date: Jul 12 2013

Lead Screw Automation Flexibility Key to Medical Device Manufacturing

The only thing constant is change, especially for medical device manufacturers, which face ongoing pressures to introduce new products or highly modified versions of existing devices at a faster pace than any other industry.

How Linear Actuators Improve HVAC Performance by Christopher Nook
Date: Jul 10 2013

How Linear Actuators Improve HVAC Performance

Until the recent emergence of new heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) demands for green buildings, the HVAC industry historically developed systems and supporting ductwork that were designed for overcapacity.

Lead Screw Actuators Enable World Class Rail Car Design by Christopher Nook
Date: Jul 08 2013

Lead Screw Actuators Enable World Class Rail Car Design

Globally, rail car systems build-out is projected for strong growth well into the foreseeable future. The design of rail car components has seen similar steady movement.

Linear Motion Solutions for Medical Imaging Applications by Christopher Nook
Date: Jun 28 2013

Linear Motion Solutions for Medical Imaging Applications

The number of medical imaging systems continues to grow at a projected annual rate of 6.8 percent, and linear motion control systems have become vital to the successful development, advancement, and deployment of these important pieces of medical equipment.