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Maintaining Syringe Pump Precision at Lower Cost with Lead Screws by Christopher Nook
Date: May 02 2013

Maintaining Syringe Pump Precision at Lower Cost with Lead Screws

The use of syringe pumps for medical treatment and chemical/biomedical research has substantially increased in recent years. The most common application for these small infusion pumps is to gradually administer intravenous medications to patients, including pain-killing analgesics, nausea-suppressing anti-emetics, and other drugs.

How Plastic Acme Nuts Resolve Lead Screw Challenges by Christopher Nook
Date: May 01 2013

How Plastic Acme Nuts Resolve Lead Screw Challenges

While lead screws provide cost, performance, and dependability advantages for many of today’s linear actuation requirements, some motion control applications present challenges that require the use of plastic acme nuts, which are engineered to provide internal lubrication, to make lead screws operate more smoothly, quietly, and reliably.

Lead Screws Drive Missile Fin Actuation Systems by Christopher Nook
Date: Apr 26 2013

Lead Screws Drive Missile Fin Actuation Systems

Lead and acme screws are used for a variety of linear motion control applications, ranging from syringe pumps to pan-and-tilt systems for security cameras. However, one of the more interesting applications of these screws involves their use for driving the fin actuation that guides a missile to its target.

Questions & Answers about Lead Screws in Mechanical Design by Christopher Nook
Date: Apr 19 2013

Questions & Answers about Lead Screws in Mechanical Design

Lead screws have increasingly become the linear motion control solution of choice for mechanical design. The use of lead screws for providing actuation in machine designs and other types of mechanical design is growing because of advances in lead screw design, screw and nut materials, and manufacturing technologies.

Five Key Steps for Selecting Lead Screw-Driven Motion Control Systems by Christopher Nook
Date: Mar 21 2013

Five Key Steps for Selecting Lead Screw-Driven Motion Control Systems

Selecting the right motion control system can often mean the difference between success and failure. To optimize performance, reliability, maintenance requirements, and service life, design engineers should conduct a thorough evaluation of their options in conjunction with configuring the most suitable lead screw as a means to drive the specific application.

Lead Screws: Small Size Doubles Duty in Medical Device Design by Christopher Nook
Date: Mar 06 2013

Lead Screws: Small Size Doubles Duty in Medical Device Design

Helix has recently introduced its precision miniature lead screw designs for light load medical device design and applications that deliver fast speed and close tolerance positioning. Designed for compact applications that require the dual ability to be fast and precise - ideal for accurate positioning requiring a rapid approach and retraction.

How to Pick the Right Acme Nut for your Lead Screw Application by Christopher Nook
Date: Feb 26 2013

How to Pick the Right Acme Nut for your Lead Screw Application

High-end, motion control lead screw applications only perform as anticipated when the screw is matched with the right acme nut—whether the acme nut be available as a standard component or produced from a specific custom design.

Lead Screws vs Ball Screws: It's All about the Application by Christopher Nook
Date: Feb 22 2013

Lead Screws vs Ball Screws: It's All about the Application

Today’s motion-driven automation environments demand effective linear motion control systems, such as lead screws and ball screws. Although lead screws are often seen as less expensive substitutes for ball screws, making a decision on which type of screw to use is a lot more complicated than focusing solely on cost.

New Opportunities Emerge with Lead Screw Innovation by Christopher Nook
Date: Feb 14 2013

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;

3 Benefits of PTFE Coatings on Lead Screws by Christopher Nook
Date: Jan 28 2013

3 Benefits of PTFE Coatings on Lead Screws

There are so many benefits of using PTFE coated screws to improve and enhance your products and applications. Before we get into some benefits of choosing PTFE coated screws, here's some more information on the product itself: