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.

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.

Does Your Lead Screw Need End Machining? by Christopher Nook
Date: Sep 25 2017

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.

FAQ Friday: The Top 4 Questions About Slide Systems by Christopher Nook
Date: Sep 22 2017

FAQ Friday: The Top 4 Questions About Slide Systems

If you've ever wondered about the construction of slide systems and their functions, scroll below to read the top four most frequently asked questions.

A Brief Overview of Acme Lead Screw Lubricants by Christopher Nook
Date: Sep 13 2017

A Brief Overview of Acme Lead Screw Lubricants

Acme lead screws are increasingly the preferred solution for linear actuation. Lubrication for acme screws is just as important. Lubricant types fall into two categories: liquid and non-liquid. Liquid lubricants are petroleum-based mineral oils with 90% or higher base oil. Non-liquid lubricants – or, dry lubricants – are used when an oil-based lubricant is ineffective.

10 Reasons Why the Helix H10X™ Coating Is Better by Christopher Nook
Date: Aug 18 2017

10 Reasons Why the Helix H10X™ Coating Is Better

Our Helix H10X™ coating is now available. We have debuted a new PTFE coating in order to ensure an even longer life of your lead screw. Below are the top 10 reasons why our H10X™ coating is an improvement:

FAQ Friday: Top 15 Acme Screw and Lead Screw Questions Answered Here by Christopher Nook
Date: Aug 11 2017

FAQ Friday: Top 15 Acme Screw and Lead Screw Questions Answered Here

Acme lead screws convert rotary motion into linear motion by turning either the screw or the nut. Lead screws and nuts are highly customizable. Helix Linear offers a custom shop where engineers and manufacturers can use the largest collection of options available to build the best lead screw to fit their needs.

The Acme Lead Screw Backlash Survival Guide by Christopher Nook
Date: Jan 18 2017

The Acme Lead Screw Backlash Survival Guide

So what's so important about perfecting your acme lead screw backlash design and why do you need a survival guide to help steer you in the right direction? Find out everything you need to know about backlash here.

A Closer Look at Twin-Lead Acme Screw Assemblies by Christopher Nook
Date: Feb 17 2015

A Closer Look at Twin-Lead Acme Screw Assemblies

If you are reading this, you probably know a thing or two about Acme lead screws and how they are fast becoming the preferred choice among design engineers when working with certain types of linear motion applications. One of the reasons for this, as we've covered in a previous article, is the fact that Acme lead screws come in "many different flavors", meaning that you'll be hard-pressed not to find one that fits your application.