Custom Made Acme Nut Criteria

Christopher Nook by Christopher Nook

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.

Acme Nut Customization

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.

Helix has a wide variety of standard acme nut designs which offer many features and options to choose from. If you need something special, we have the ability to engineer and produce the perfect nut for your particular design requirements. Customization may be in the form of simple dimensional changes, special material requirements, changing of mounting hole patterns or non-standard thread forms. 

We mold and machine a wide array of lead nuts and actuator components from standard polymers such as PEEK, Torlon®, Acetal, Polypropylene, Turcite®, and custom engineered polymers that include PTFE, PFPE, silicone, carbon fibers, graphite, glass fibers and molybdenum disulfide. Should cost or design constraints require a more integrated package; our engineering staff can help you simplify your design by combining several different components into a molded nut.

Design Considerations

Some other things to consider when customizing an acme lead nut:

Custom Nut Outlook

It is being predicted that a large portion of the lead screw market in the coming years will be from the demand of lab automation and medical treatment devices, where the need for precise linear motion is crucial. These industry sectors have driven much of the custom nut and lead screw innovations.

Does your lead screw require a custom engineered lead nut?  Be sure to take into account the above bullet points and feel free to contact one of our engineering experts if you need additional assistance.

Exceeding Expectations 

For over 40 years, our expert engineers have been producing standard and customized lead screws and nuts that surpass industry expectations. In order to meet new market demands for innovative products and applications, our customers are looking to customize their acme nuts within their lead screw applications to boost productivity, efficiency and precision for their end customers. 

Download this FREE presentation on How to Compare Lead Screw Nut Material that should be of benefit to you when customizing your lead nut: