Why Are Acme Screws So Efficient? by Christopher Nook
Date: Nov 03 2017

Why Are Acme Screws So Efficient?

Acme lead screws are a desirable piece of machinery. What makes them so great? Some of the reasons are: no braking system required, anti-backlash, low maintenance, and cost effectiveness.

Custom Made Acme Nut Criteria by Christopher Nook
Date: Oct 15 2017

Custom Made Acme Nut Criteria

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.

Chemical Compatibility of a Helix Lead Screw Assembly with Plastic Nuts by Christopher Nook
Date: Dec 02 2014

Chemical Compatibility of a Helix Lead Screw Assembly with Plastic Nuts

As you know, the performance of lead screw assemblies doesn't just rely on the type of screw used, but in matching the given screw with the proper nut.

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.

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.

Acme Threaded Rod 101 by Christopher Nook
Date: Jan 29 2013

Acme Threaded Rod 101

The acme thread form, established over 100 years ago, replaced square thread screws, which had straight-sided flanks and were difficult to manufacture.

How to Compare Acme Nuts and Acme Nut Material by Christopher Nook
Date: Jan 17 2013

How to Compare Acme Nuts and Acme Nut Material

Not sure which material to use for your acme nuts? Learn the basics of the materials used in acme nuts and how to compare them with our helpful PowerPoint that we have created for you. Please note that all Helix materials used have been selected for low friction, minimum wear, long life and clean operation.