Acme Screw Glossary and Technical Data by Christopher Nook
Date: Aug 12 2019

Acme Screw Glossary and Technical Data

ACME THREAD FORM TERMS The Acme thread form, established over 100 years ago, replaced square thread screws, which had straight-sided flanks and were difficult to manufacture.

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: 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.

Acme Screws Come in a Variety of Flavors by Christopher Nook
Date: Nov 19 2014

Acme Screws Come in a Variety of Flavors

There are a lot of reasons why acme screws are the preferred choice when it comes to linear motion applications. The popular trapezoidal screw with a 30-degree thread angle, which works to convert rotary motion into linear motion, boasts attractive features such as quiet operation, affordability, precision and a reduction in regular maintenance compared to the alternatives.

Important Acme Lead Screw Selection Considerations by Christopher Nook
Date: Oct 27 2014

Important Acme Lead Screw Selection Considerations

Acme lead screws, which convert rotary into linear motion, are quickly becoming the preferred choice for design engineers among numerous motion control applications for a multitude of reasons.

Acme Lead Screws Pave the Way for Affordable Design by Christopher Nook
Date: Oct 22 2014

Acme Lead Screws Pave the Way for Affordable Design

Acme lead screws convert rotary motion into linear motion by turning either the screw or the nut. There are a number of reasons why acme lead screws are quickly becoming the norm for design engineers in linear motion applications involving everything from medical products to electronics.

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.

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.