Helix CAD Configurators by Christopher Nook
Date: Dec 07 2020

Helix CAD Configurators

Simply put, we love mechanical engineers. We welcome your questions, ideas, and unique projects. Whether you want to work independently on your linear motion project, or get the advice of our industry leading in-house engineers, Helix Linear Technologies is here to help.

New Opportunities Emerge with Lead Screw Innovation by Christopher Nook
Date: Jan 29 2020

New Opportunities Emerge with Lead Screw Innovation

Today, high precision lead and acme screws offer the latest technology for motion control with many opportunities, such as; Miniaturization and precision More widely used in automated systems Product developments with nanotechnology Advancements in linear to rotary conversion Design customization

Does Your Lead Screw Need End Machining? by Christopher Nook
Date: Oct 29 2019

Does Your Lead Screw Need End Machining?

Linear motion applications utilizing a ball screw or an acme screw require high tolerance screw end machining matched with precision bearing mounts. Helix Linear Technologies has designed a family of standard machined ends applicable to a variety of bearing arrangements.

Build Your Own Custom Lead Screw by Christopher Nook
Date: Oct 22 2019

Build Your Own Custom Lead Screw

Build a custom lead screw in three clicks and download it in over 100 different file formats.

How to Choose an Anti-Backlash Lead Screw Nut by Christopher Nook
Date: Aug 07 2019

How to Choose an Anti-Backlash Lead Screw Nut

Lead screws are the norm for today's linear motion applications. However, despite the lead screw's advantages over competing technologies (i.e., affordability, precision, the ability to design with freedom and reduced maintenance), all lead screw systems inherently have a certain amount of "play." Therefore, an important design consideration when utilizing a lead screw is the amount of backlash your system can tolerate while still achieving the project goal.

Trapezoidal Screws: Four Critical Design Considerations by Christopher Nook
Date: Jun 04 2019

Trapezoidal Screws: Four Critical Design Considerations

Regardless of the details of any given application, there are some pretty important design considerations that should be addressed each and every time you are considering trapezoidal screws as a means of linear motion. In this post we will explore five critical questions that must be answered to achieve success.

Wrench Flats  and Lead Screws a Match Made in Heaven by Christopher Nook
Date: May 30 2019

Wrench Flats and Lead Screws a Match Made in Heaven

Assembling lead screws into your machine or device can get tricky if you dont have the right tools and a screw design that helps make things easy.

Ball Screws vs Lead Screws - Pros and Cons by Christopher Nook
Date: May 10 2019

Ball Screws vs Lead Screws - Pros and Cons

Lead screws and ball screws have been the most trusted and cost effective means of translating rotational energy to linear motion.

4 Things to Know About Buying a Lead Screw by Christopher Nook
Date: May 07 2019

4 Things to Know About Buying a Lead Screw

Lead screws are an excellent linear motion product that converts rotary motion to linear motion very economically and until recently offered only moderate accuracy and repeatability.

Your Lead Screw Coating Matters — Here’s Why by Christopher Nook
Date: Apr 12 2017

Your Lead Screw Coating Matters — Here’s Why

Coatings are made up of resin, additives, and a liquefying agent that’s either “water-based” or “solvent-based”. Water-based coatings and solvent-based coatings have distinct purposes that depend on your needs. One coating may work better under mild weather conditions.