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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.

How to Select the Right Lead Screw for Your Linear Motion Application by Christopher Nook
Date: Mar 04 2014

How to Select the Right Lead Screw for Your Linear Motion Application

Linear motion by its very definition is motion along a line or linear path. Linear motion solutions take advantage of this movement to accomplish many tasks. However, selecting the right screw is not always easy albeit it necessary to get the job done effectively and efficiently.

Lead Screws Transform Airline Seating from Cramped into Comfortable by Christopher Nook
Date: Dec 23 2013

Lead Screws Transform Airline Seating from Cramped into Comfortable

Comfortable and cost-effective airline seating is in the cross hairs of major aircraft manufacturers around the globe.

Lead Screw Automation Flexibility Key to Medical Device Manufacturing by Christopher Nook
Date: Jul 12 2013

Lead Screw Automation Flexibility Key to Medical Device Manufacturing

The only thing constant is change, especially for medical device manufacturers, which face ongoing pressures to introduce new products or highly modified versions of existing devices at a faster pace than any other industry.

Lead Screw Actuators Enable World Class Rail Car Design by Christopher Nook
Date: Jul 08 2013

Lead Screw Actuators Enable World Class Rail Car Design

Globally, rail car systems build-out is projected for strong growth well into the foreseeable future. The design of rail car components has seen similar steady movement.

Advancing Security System Positioning and Control with Lead Screws by Christopher Nook
Date: Jun 18 2013

Advancing Security System Positioning and Control with Lead Screws

The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, dramatically increased demand for automated security systems in practically all facets of society. From military and governmental security technologies to commercial and residential surveillance systems, automated security represents one of the fastest growing markets in today’s global econom

10 Reasons Lead Screws are Better than Ball Screws by Christopher Nook
Date: Jun 12 2013

10 Reasons Lead Screws are Better than Ball Screws

Once thought of as little more than a cheap substitute for ball screws and only suitable for limited use in less demanding applications, lead screws (sometimes called lead screws, power screws, acme screws or translation screws) have evolved and now offer many significant advantages over alternative technologies

Drive Linear Motion in Industrial Robots with Lead Screws by Christopher Nook
Date: May 24 2013

Drive Linear Motion in Industrial Robots with Lead Screws

While industrial robots have been used to manipulate parts, tools, material, and specialized devices for half a century, industrial robot manufacturers face a range of new challenges associated with increased demand for greater levels of adaptability, agility, and flexibility

Lead Screw Thread Forms and Options by Christopher Nook
Date: May 17 2013

Lead Screw Thread Forms and Options

The screw thread of a lead screw or Acme screw—the helical, shape used to convert rotational motion to linear motion or force—is an important factor in engineering and configuring a mechanical actuator that will perform optimally for a specific linear motion application.

How Are Lead Screws Used in a 3D Printer? by Christopher Nook
Date: May 10 2013

How Are Lead Screws Used in a 3D Printer?

With a 3D printer, product developers can quickly and cost effectively create actual physical parts of product designs directly from product design data. Just as a desktop printer produces type on a 2D page, a 3D printer builds a physical object in 3D space, layer by layer.