Precision Acme Screws Drive Medical Device Advancement by Christopher Nook
Date: Oct 06 2014

Precision Acme Screws Drive Medical Device Advancement

The medical field is one that's advancing at an unprecedented rate. One of the keys to this rapid advancement is the medical industry's increasing use of technology. One of the unheralded components doing the most to propel the medical industry forward is the precision acme screw.

An Acme Lead Screw to the Rescue by Christopher Nook
Date: Sep 29 2014

An Acme Lead Screw to the Rescue

Do you require a flexible, yet simple and effective solution for a motion control application? Perhaps you need a solution that is reliable, long-lasting and requires little (or zero) maintenance? Chances are there's an acme lead screw for that.

Lead Screw End Mounts by Christopher Nook
Date: Sep 23 2014

Lead Screw End Mounts

We've had a few questions this week regarding mounting options for Helix lead screw assemblies so we thought we would take a few moments and do a little write up about it.

A Small Linear Actuator Can Accomplish Big Things by Christopher Nook
Date: Sep 16 2014

A Small Linear Actuator Can Accomplish Big Things

Take a small linear actuator, for instance. Simply put, it is a device that creates a linear or straight motion. Its compact size allows it to fit into tight compartments, better enabling complex applications such as stage lighting systems, robotic control and AC dampers in HVAC systems to perform linear motion tasks.

Five Awesome Lead Screw Designs by Christopher Nook
Date: Sep 09 2014

Five Awesome Lead Screw Designs

One of the great aspects of using a lead screw to automate an axis of your machine is that the design options are endless. Engineers can do virtually anything with the nut design as long as it incorporates the mating thread of the screw.

Helix is Leading the Pack When it Comes to Lead Screws by Christopher Nook
Date: Aug 19 2014

Helix is Leading the Pack When it Comes to Lead Screws

Sometimes big things come in small packages. This is especially true in mechanical design where even the smallest, seemingly simple components, such as lead screws can have a huge impact on the final product.

Linear Actuator Systems Benefit Automatic Hospital Bed Design by Christopher Nook
Date: Aug 11 2014

Linear Actuator Systems Benefit Automatic Hospital Bed Design

There are more hospital beds than nurses and doctors in any given hospital. As the gap continues to grow, so does the need for more efficient, automated hospital beds to help save time and resources.

Engineering Characteristics of a Precision Acme Screw by Christopher Nook
Date: Aug 06 2014

Engineering Characteristics of a Precision Acme Screw

Have a mechanical design in the works? It’s likely that you’ll need to consider some type of linear motion control solution for your product. While there are a variety of screws that are available for a mechanical design, an Acme screw has characteristics that separate it from competing hardware, such as roller and ball screws.

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.