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How to Choose a Lubricant for an Acme Screw by Christopher Nook
Date: Jun 27 2013

How to Choose a Lubricant for an Acme Screw

Ensuring optimal performance of acme screws and other types of lead screw assemblies often requires pairing the right screw and nut materials with the most suitable lubricant for a particular job

How to Evaluate Acme Screw Assembly Loads by Christopher Nook
Date: Apr 10 2013

How to Evaluate Acme Screw Assembly Loads

Configuring an acme screw assembly that will not only perform but endure the demands of a linear motion application, requires a thorough understanding of the load requirements. Evaluating your loading conditions extends beyond the load that you want to move and the distance that you want to move it - it includes the effects of your application on the screw assembly itself.

How to Improve Acme Screw Efficiency by Christopher Nook
Date: Apr 09 2013

How to Improve Acme Screw Efficiency

A staple for controlling linear motion for more than a century, the acme screw (a lead screw with a trapezoidal thread form angle of 29º) continues to be the best option for driving many of today’s motion control applications where efficiency is critical.

The Helix Acme Lead Screw Advantage by Christopher Nook
Date: Mar 15 2013

The Helix Acme Lead Screw Advantage

Acme screws provide distinct advantages for many of today’s linear motion applications, such as the motion control systems incorporated in many lead screw medical devices.

Choosing the Best Acme Screw for Your Application by Christopher Nook
Date: Feb 18 2013

Choosing the Best Acme Screw for Your Application

Acme screws are a mainstay for supplying motion and positioning control in many types of machinery, including CNC milling machines, lathes, syringe pumps, linear actuators, 3D printers, and robotic systems.

The Importance of Proper Lubrication for Acme Screws by Christopher Nook
Date: Feb 11 2013

The Importance of Proper Lubrication for Acme Screws

The coefficient of friction, wear life and resulting torque to drive acme screws and acme screw assemblies are highly controlled by the ability of the engineered plastic to supply sufficient lubrication to the nut and screw interface.

What Puts the Precision in Precision Acme Lead Screws? by Christopher Nook
Date: Jan 31 2013

What Puts the Precision in Precision Acme Lead Screws?

Lead accuracy is the difference between the actual distances traveled versus the theoretical distance traveled based on lead. Obviously, the better the lead accuracy, the better precision you have.