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 but despite the lead screw's advantages over competing technologies (i.e. affordability, precision, the ability to design with freedom, reduced maintenance, etc.), lead screw systems do have a certain amount of “play"

Backlash 101 by Christopher Nook
Date: Feb 15 2019

Backlash 101

Backlash (lash) is the relative axial clearance between a screw and nut without rotation of the screw or nut. Lash will always increase with use. Helix has developed several unique ways to reduce or remove the lash between the screw and nut.

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.

Important Acme Lead Screw Selection Considerations by Christopher Nook
Date: Oct 27 2014

Important Acme Lead Screw Selection Considerations

Acme lead screws, which convert rotary into linear motion, are quickly becoming the preferred choice for design engineers among numerous motion control applications for a multitude of reasons.